Circus Amok is a New York City based circus-theater company whose mission is to provide free public art addressing contemporary issues of social justice to the people of New York City. Since 1989 the group has been bringing its funny, queer, caustic and sexy, political one-ring spectacles to diverse neighborhoods from East New York to the East Village.
The company is comprised of of seven ring performers, a seven member live band, three roustabouts and a trucker/technician extraordinaire. The performers in the ring are trained in traditional circus skills - tight rope walking, juggling, acrobatics, stilt walking, clowning - as well as experimental dance, theater and gender-bending performance art.
Over the years the traditional circus techniques have been combined with dance, life-size puppetry, music and dramatic monologues creating new meanings for circus while continuing to entertain crowds of all ages throughout the city streets, gardens, parks and playgrounds.