Northwestern students no longer have to go to the circus to see juggling and balloon tricks.
New student group, Cirque du NU will put on circus performances at Chicago’s Ronald McDonald House opening this September.
Cirque du NU has already performed at a retirement home and Dance Marathon. But now they hope to make a bigger impact on the Chicago community.
The Ronald McDonald House is a charity program that provides a home away from home for sick kids. One Cirque du NU member actually lived in a Ronald McDonald House when his younger brother was born with a severe heart disorder.
“Just with having a family member in the hospital is very stressful so we hope to provide some light hearted entertainment to alleviate that stress for the families staying there,” said student Taylor Alvaro.
Cirque du NU practices every Wednesday night in the first floor lounge of Elder Hall. They are looking for new members.