Battle Creek Symphony School Concert: The Magic of Cirque & Symphony

Friday, March 3, 2023, 7:30 pm
WK Kellogg Auditorium

Mary Pat Letourneau, contortion and acro dance
Andre Moraru, hand balancing and acro dance
Ron Oppenheimer, flying pole and straps
Anne Harrigan, aerial silks

Your Battle Creek Symphony reaches new soaring heights as the magic of cirque returns to the WK Kellogg Auditorium. Seemingly impossible combinations of strength and acrobatics on aerial silks, straps, flying pole, and lyra are choreographed to—and over—live symphonic music, turning the concert into a three-dimensional entertainment extravaganza.


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Mary Pat Letourneau
Mary Pat Letourneau, contortionist
  • The Battle Creek Symphony joins forces with internationally renowned cirque performers (think "Cirque du Soleil")
  • The program combines a moody French jazz esthetic with covers of popular rock songs, was designed to
  • Four cirque performers will perform different acts, including contortion, hand balancing, acro dance, flying pole, and aerial silks
  • Music Director Anne Harrigan will be performing on one of the acts.

Sample Videos of our guest artists and music

Guest Artists

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Mary Pat Letourneau, Contortion and Acro Dance

MP (Mary Pat Letourneau) is an award-winning choreographer and performance artist with 8 years of experience performing nationwide as a contortionist, pole artist, aerialist, and dancer. In this capacity, she toured the United States working for various entertainment companies and performed in three long-running hit resident shows at the prestigious Faena Hotel in Miami Beach.

She currently performs in Tryst Cabaret at Faena Theater, specializing in combining the element of fire with contortion and pole and has created a duo act with hand balancer Andrey Moraru.

Sym 4 Ron Oppenheimer

Ron Oppenheimer, Flying Pole and Straps

In 2019 Ron graduated from École nationale de cirque in Montréal specializing in Chinese Pole and Aerial Rope. He discovered an approach to circus that combined his dance background with his circus technique in order to create fluid movements and blend the two together. He also focuses on Flying Pole, Aerial Straps, and Acro-dance.

Since graduating, Ron has worked with Cirque Éloize, as well as participating in multiple circus festivals and live television shows including Georgia’s Got Talent. He played the male lead, Romeo, with a Chinese Pole solo in Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil. Ron now specializes in Flying Pole and Chinese Pole, as well as Aerial Rope and Straps. He has different acts on various disciplines and is always excited to perform them as well as to be involved in creations for different productions.

Mary Pat And Andrey Contortion Session 09 Crop

Andre Moraru, Hand Balancing and Acro Dance

Andrey Moraru studied at Kiev State College of Circus and Variety Art in Ukraine. During his 4 years there, Andrey was taught by Vitold Kuvshinov, a renowned balance teacher. In 2005, Andrey immigrated to the United States. He was invited to join “Le Reve” an aquatic show at “Wynn Las Vegas Hotel”. After leaving the show he toured all of United States with different companies which include Cirque Productions, Cirque De La Symphonie and Quixotic. His European credits include Flic Flac, Palazzo and Festival “Mondial Du Cirque De Demain”.

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