Works of art from throughout human history come alive this week, when touring acrobatic group Cirque-tacular presents its 'Art of Circus' to Rochester audiences. The troupe will interpret and 'animate' 30 iconic paintings, including works by Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keefe, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Leonardo da Vinci, Henri Matisse, and the makers of the Lascaux Cave Paintings. The athletic storytelling is accompanied by live music written by award-winning composer Jesse Elder (of Postmodern Jukebox).
"Art of Circus" takes place Saturday, January 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Nazareth College's Callahan Theater (4245 East Avenue). Recommended for ages 5 and older. Tickets are $25-$50. 289-2170; artscenter.naz.edu.