Ludlow, Kentucky- Monday, February 18, 2019 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, Circus Mojo is hosting the kickoff celebration for “Wunderbar Together”, a year-long celebration in collaboration with German Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ Goethe Institute, the group that granted Circus Mojo a 31,205 Euro grant to bring circus shows all around the Midwest.
The Wunderbar Together initiative is working together with over 200 partners to hold events in all 50 states painting a picture of everything German-American relations stand for, including science, the arts, culture, language, business, and sports.
The Wunderbar Together kickoff aims to raise funds to match the grant. The event will be a fun-filled evening featuring food, craft brews and a circus show featuring circus students from area schools and a finale by the Circus Mojo Troupe.
For eight years Circus Mojo has partnered with the IJGD, a voluntary youth service program in Germany that has been sending talented young adults to Ludlow to aid in community development via circus. Kerstin Thürnau, a member of the IJGD management team will be speaking prior to the circus show.
The Social Circus Foundation and Circus Mojo have hosted circus artists and coaches from 31 nations; from Antigua to Australia, Costa Rica to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana to Germany, Israel to Indonesia, Mexico to Malaysia, and Sudan to Suriname. This dedication to the global community does not go unnoticed.
The Kentucky Peace Corps Association has already donated toward matching funds. Naashom Marx, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, enthused, “I am honored that the Kentucky RPCV community recognizes the amazing work you are doing at Circus Mojo and The Social Circus Foundation which fits perfectly into our third goal as Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV). Over the years I have seen you welcome people from all nations with an open heart. I’ve seen Circus Mojo actively and passively promote understanding and acceptance amongst so many with different backgrounds and from different nations. Circus Mojo and The Social Circus Foundation truly is a gem we need to tell the world more about. As a Kentucky native – thank you for making our lives and community more interesting.”
Each ticket for the event will include food by Mick Noll’s Catering and 2 drink tickets for craft brews from Bircus Brewing Co.
About The Social Circus Foundation: A nonprofit 501c3, raising funds to support programs using circus as tools for social change and in medical settings. Many of the people we serve have limited resources. The fund serves as a clearinghouse for scholarships and to educate and study the application of circus in non-traditional settings
About Circus Mojo: Founded in 2009 by former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey clown Paul Miller, Circus Mojo engages people of all ages to focus on abilities in hospitals, boardrooms, events, workshops, and other venues. With three focus areas – entertainment, education and community development – its programs and performances are designed to unlock personal talent, confidence, drive and spirit. Artists and Coaches from 36 nations have helped us develop Ludlow Kentucky via the circus: