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Circus Mojo kicking off celebration for ‘Wunderbar Together;’ join in Monday at 6 p.m. at Ludlow Theater

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 €31,305 to bring circus shows across the Midwest.

The event is Monday from 6-10 p.m. at the Ludlow Theater, 322 Elm Street.

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 World Trade Center Kentucky is very excited to see initiatives like “Wunderbar Together” in our state and proud of Paul Miller for his innovative endeavors. This is a great way to bring international awareness to Kentucky and to get our community more involved in the culture and entertainment industry,” said Ed Webb, President and CEO of World Trade Center Kentucky.   

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 34 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, said, “I am honored that the Kentucky RPCV community recognizes the amazing work 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.”
The Wunderbar Together kickoff aims to raise funds to match the funds granted to Circus Mojo for the tour. The event will be a fun-filled evening featuring food, craft brews and a circus show featuring circus students from Ludlow School and a finale by the Circus Mojo Troupe

Each $25 ticket for the event will include food by Mick Noll’s Catering and 2 drink tickets for craft brews from Bircus Brewing Co. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

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