Aura Curiatlas theatre plans November events

Aura Curiatlas, a theater troupe known for telling stories through imaginative physicality, is performing twice in November to promote its efforts and raise money. Members hope to raise $10,000 by the end of the month.

“We are always chasing that creative spark and looking for the magic in ordinary situations presented in unusual ways,” Joan Gavaler, the theater’s co-artistic director and a dance professor at the College of William and Mary, said in a news release.

The theater will demonstrate acrobatic yoga during November’s 2nd Sundays event Nov. 12; performers will also take to the Triangle Restaurant for a show Nov. 18.

In 2016, Aura Curiatlas raised $7,000 through its inaugural Indiegogo campaign and contributions made during Give Local 757, a day of giving run by the Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia. The National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission and other organizations also help support the theater.

“Our performance style lends itself to the quirky and the unexpected, but also expresses a range of emotions we think anyone can identify with,” Gavaler said.

Want to go?

Aura Curiatlas will appear Sunday during 2nd Sundays, 423 Prince George St., and Nov. 18 at Triangle Restaurant, 601 Prince George St. Performances are free; donations are encouraged. To contribute to the theater’s 2017 Indiegogo campaign, visit

Birkenmeyer can be reached by phone at 757-790-3029.

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