Cheetah Platt made international headlines recently for embarking on a whirlwind wedding with fellow aerialist Rhiann Woodyard. Rather than a single ceremony, they’ve aimed to have 38 weddings in 83 days at different locations around the world. (Photo courtesy of Cheetah Platt)

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Frances Donohoe shared stories and plans for this weekend’s (05-10-15) premier performance of Cirque du Pluie, a collaboration by the Sitka Silkies and Youth Gymnastics. Both programs take place at the Hames Center.

Former Cirque du Soleil performer Cheetah Platt will by in town this week. He is performing on Sunday and teaching classes in aerial silks, acrobalance, and conditioning, Thursday (05-07-15) through Sunday (05-10-15). Platt’s recently returned from a whirlwind wedding with fellow aerialist, in which they sought to get married 38 times at different places around the world.

Several of Donohoe’s students choreographed their own duets. The last piece is a celebration of life and tribute to her late friend.

The Cirque du Pluie performance will take place Sunday, May 10th at 7 p.m. at the Hames Center. Advance tickets are available at Old Harbor Books and the Hames Center. $10 for adults and $5 for youth/senior citizens. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $8 for youth/senior citizens. All proceeds go the Cirque program for new space, equipment, and scholarships.