Prescott Circus Theatre will be performing “Higher Ground,” a tribute to the African roots of stilt dancing, at the opening of the Uncle Junior exhibition at the African American Art & Culture Complex in San Francisco, October 3 at 6:30pm. More information about the opening event can be found on Facebook.
The Uncle Junior Project is an exhibition that lends an opportunity to honor and celebrate the achievements of the many extraordinary individuals and groups in the African American circus community. Using costumes and archival film and still images, the exhibition will profile five to seven performers of African descent: Emanuel “Junior” Ruffin, Satin, Tyrone Taylor, Bernice Collins, King Charles Unicyle Troupe, Vanessa Thomas Smith, and Jonathan Lee Iverson; and the UniverSoul Circus – the only African American owned circus in America. The highlighted themes of the exhibition are: Beginnings, Inspiration, Narrative, and Experience.