Ken Srisangkhan of Thailand, for example, dances and skates and counts martial arts and magic among his other interests. Micka Karlsson is a former performer with the Norholms Youth Circus, where her specialty was air (trapeze and rope) and group acrobatics (human pyramids). Melissa Elberger of Switzerland is known for her break dancing and acrobatics.
People who attend the show at Proctors can show off their own street skills. The theater will host a dance contest beforehand, and it will give out prizes and gift certificates.
"We want to make it a festive atmosphere for the kids and get kids who have never been here," Jarvis said.
That's not to say the older generation is being excluded. Jarvis encouraged parents and grandparents to come out for the show, too.
Gerris noted "4ISH" has been a hit among all ages at paid performances and at free shows the ensemble has put on at schools.
"The audience reaction is fantastic," he said. "The crowd goes wild and gives a lot of respect. People compare it with the rush of a video clip from MTV."
Jarvis hopes the crowd that comes to Proctors will enjoy the show enough to check out other offerings at the theater in the weeks and months to come.
"We hope we get the younger generation and get them to live performances," she said.
Jarvis is looking forward to seeing "4ISH" in person for the first time herself.
"I am intrigued by it," she said. It's a great show."
Tickets are $35, $30, $25 and $20 and are available online at www.proctors.org or through the Proctors box office.""