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Rainbow Militia took over a home set to be demolished and turned it into a circus

Posted at 5:40 PM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 23:09:34-04

DENVER — DENVER -- Time is running out for one historic block on Tennyson. The area where homes were built in the early 1900s are now destined to become shinny new apartments.

But these old homes aren’t going down quietly.

Amber Blairs, the producing director of Rainbow Militia Circus, along with a group of performers, were asked if they’d be interested in using the home’s last months to transform it into a theater. They accepted the offer and will conduct shows right up until the home is demolished.

"You’ll see bubble magic, you’ll see aerial dance, there will be live music, there is shadow puppetry, there’s knife throwing," Blais said.

For Blais and other performers, life during the pandemic went off the rails.

"We haven’t had any gigs, we haven’t had any shows, we haven’t been able to do anything so the fact that we were given this opportunity means so much to our artists, because it means they can pay another month’s rent and they can keep going."

Now, they have a chance of regaining a sense of normalcy all while following public health guidelines.

In groups of six of people you arrived with, guests will move through the house and see all performances through plastic and have to wear face masks and gloves.

"It is so important to us to not only keep our performers safe but to keep our audiences safe", says Blais.

A proper send off for a home filled with history and artists looking for a new beginning.

The first show is set for July 30 and ends August 23.