New York Times:
"Intelligently conceived and expertly executed. "Birdhouse Factory" is, in a word, excellent."
Circus acrobatics and early 20th century machines come together to tell a story of laughter, love, flight, loss and birdhouses and furthermore teaches about science, history and art.
Enter the most unlikely setting of circus, a factory – where the workers are acrobats and machines are circus props. A place where spectators will watch a contortionist perform on a turntable powered by unicyclists, they will be captivated by the trapeze artist flying high thanks to the spins of an acrobat inside a giant gear-like wheel and they will be stunned when the trampoline wall artists defy the laws of physics by virtually flying and walking on air. All the while they will be giggling at the antics of the comedic characters, impressed by the acro-dancing and enchanted by the story of laughter, love, flight and birdhouses.
Cirque Mechanics Birdhouse factory is brought to life thanks to the vision of its creative team, Director Chris Lashua, Assistant Director/Choreographer ALoysia GAvre and Character Actor/Performer Steven Ragatz, veterans of the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil. The inventive machines and the extraordinary talent and energy of its cast of acrobats, dancers, contortionists and clowns – former members of Cirque du Soleil, the Pickle Family Circus and the Moscow Circus transform the mundane into the magnificent.
"World-Class talent, an original musical score and an innovative concept that for once doesn't depend on fantasy or the surreal. This may be one of the most important contributions to the development of the American circus since Cirque du Soleil burst upon the scene.