March 11, 2005

Called "the juggler of the century" and "the world's greatest performance artist," Michael Moschen has redefined the art of juggling, taking the ancient circus art to an exciting new level. The dancer-physicist and juggler extraordinaire and his theatrical show Process and Revelation comes to the Rose Lehrman Arts Center at the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College on Friday, April 1 at 7:30pm. Media sponsor for this event is

Moschen has been featured in theatre and dance festivals worldwide, appeared on TV, in movies and off Broadway. Moschen's first juggling partner and childhood neighbor, Penn Jillette - the tall, talking half of the magic duo Penn & Teller - insists that in 100 years Michael Moschen will be the only juggler anyone remembers. His performance is a mesmerizing, futuristic journey through time and space.

Moschen does a stunningly gorgeous exploration of the curved shape that's more modern dance combined with sculpture than anything else. "Michael Moschen is...someone who can bend and twist the visible world out of the norm through the sheer grace of his own movements." - San Francisco Examiner.

One of the world's most visionary performing artists, Michael Moschen, juggler without compare, has revolutionized this ancient circus art and turned it into a mesmerizing form of theatre. He has been critically acclaimed by such leading media as the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times who have called his work "genius," "exhilarating virtuoso entertainment" and "flawless purity." Incorporating the rich beauty of art, science, physics and mathematics this McCarthur Fellow has, for the first time, added unique audience participation to a show of creative, fantastic and impossible feats of manipulation and illusion. Moschen's work crosses ethnic, age and social borders, and is greeted with standing ovations and critical acclaim in every country.

Moschen has been associated with some of the leading circus arts performers of the times. He was commissioned by the Cirque du Soleil to create and stage a new work for their permanent theatrical circus in Las Vegas. Film credits include Hair and Annie. He also choreographed and performed with crystal balls as David Bowie's hands in the Jim Henson film Labyrinth. In Motion with Michael Moschen was created for the Great Performances Series on America's National Public Television in 1991, an insightful and provocative special on Michael's life and work.

Moschen is featured on the recent A&E documentary, The Mystery of Genius, and made his television dramatic acting debut on "L.A. Law." He has also appeared on TV on "Sesame Street," "Tonight Show," "David Letterman," "Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular" and "Rickey Jay's Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women."

Michael Moschen, Process and Revelation will be presented Friday, April 1, 2005 at 7:30pm in the Rose Lehrman Arts Center theatre. This performance is appropriate for ages 7 and up. Tickets are $22 for adults, $17 for students and senior citizens, and $12 children 7-12 years. RLAC Box Office phone is 717-231-ROSE (7673). For more information about performances at the Rose Lehrman Arts Center, click on the Web site below.

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