Acrobatic Conundrum presents “The Language of Chance”

Acrobatic Conundrum presents “The Language of Chance”

January 30 – February 8

For all dates and times and ticket link please visit http://sancaseattle.org/calendar/

SSCF_081514_Conundrum_TC_rope_cornicello_04Acrobatic Conundrum premieres “the Language of Chance”: two takes on contemporary circus, one extraordinary evening of new works.

Since its debut in 2012 Acrobatic Conundrum has taken artistic risks to inspire and connect with audiences through the medium of circus arts. “The Language of Chance,” follows suit on a grander scale, with two new works created exclusively for the troupe. Both pieces are inspired by themes from an enigmatic story from magical realist author Jorge Luis Borges, The Library of Babel.

Seattle choreographer/director KT Niehoff created the first piece, “A Book is not a Ladder,” in which contemporary dance and circus meld in a visually stunning world. Niehoff designed the striking set and costumes, and made the original sound score in collaboration with electronic musician Pietro Ravanni. In the piece, the acrobats find themselves at odds between the sensations of falling forever, and the Sisyphean task of looking for story in a nonsensical world.

Elizabeth Klob—director of the UMO Ensemble—created the second piece in collaboration with the company. The work evokes a tale of missed connections and serendipitous endings, told using through physical theater, clown, and circus arts. With an original scenography and additional music by Ravanni, the piece transports viewers on an unexpected, labyrinthian journey.

This group of acrobats blur the lines between dance, theater, and circus, inventing their own form of storytelling. This piece is the must-see circus event of the season.

Wasting Away

Wasting away tells the exciting and bizarre story of an idyllic small town that is slowly overrun by their accumulation of garbage. Seemingly oblivious to their predicament the town carries on with its joyous and acrobatic daily routine until the problem becomes too big to ignore. Full of humour and heart, this show presents an action-packed tale of conflict, growth, and cooperation that simultaneously offers social commentary and manages not to take itself too seriously.

Wasting Away includes all-new original acts on the Chinese pole, high flying partner acrobatics, tumbling, aerial fabric, contortion, club juggling, aerial rope, clowning, and much more.
Wasting Away is created and devised by the Directors and members of Cirrus Circus, with additional dance choreography by Rachel Randall, aerial choreography by Bridget Gunning, costume design by Milla Voellinger, set by Morgan Sobel, acrobatics consulting from Jacob Skeffington and select originally composed music by Tristan Moore.

Erica Rubinstein, Cirrus Circus Managing Director

Arne Bystrom, Cirrus Circus Assistant Director

SANCA’s Summer Circus Festival opens August 15th

SANCA’s Summer Circus Festival opens August 15th

by Maia LeDoux last modified Sep 04, 2014 10:44 PM

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Join us for our first Summer Circus Festival, August 15-24, 2014, including the SANCA Staff Show, “Everyday Miracles” and SANCA Goes Late Nite Variety Shows, curated and directed by David Crellin aka Armitage Shanks.

SANCA’s staff show, “Everyday Miracles”, transforms everyday actions through the beauty of circus, elevating the mundane into the marvelous. Circus artists are superheroes performing these little miracles every day, affecting other people, spreading mystery and joy.

Audiences will be treated to the beauty and athleticism of contemporary circus arts. Festival performers include: Tanya Brno, Kari Hunter, Acrobatic Conundrum, Adrienne Jack-Sands, Oliver Parkinson, Armitage Shanks, IMPulse Circus Collective , Sara Sparrow, Vivian Tam, Jill Marissa, Scotty Walsh, Lara Paxton, Mick Holsbeke and many more talented artists.

STAFF SHOW Everyday Miracles
August 15th – 17th with Acrobatic Conundrum
Friday 8pm, Sat. 8pm, Sat.y 10:30pm, Sun. 6pm
Tickets: www.Brownpapertickets.com/event/772395

August 22st – 24th with IMPulse Circus Collective
Friday 8pm, Sat. 8pm, Sat.y 10:30pm, Sun. 6pm
Tickets: www.Brownpapertickets.com/event/772395
WHERE: SANCA 674 South Orcas St. Seattle, WA 98108

SANCA goes Late Nite, an evening of raucous thrills with live music & special guests, including: Vivian Tam, Adra Boo, Duo Finelli, Marta Brown, Esther deMonteflores-Webner/Laura Burch, Bridget Gunning, Tanya Brno, Professor Scotty Walsh, Jenny Penny, Caela Bailey, Nash Fung, Florial, with music by Bucharest Drinking Team on August 15th and by Chaotic Noise Brigade on August 22nd.

WHEN: Friday 10:30pm, August 15th & August 22nd
WHERE: SANCA, 674 South Orcas St., Seattle, WA 98108
TICKETS & MORE INFO
www.Brownpapertickets.com/event/772405
1-800-838-3006

SANCA Summer Circus Festival is August 15th – 24th, 2014.

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SPONSORS These shows are supported by grants from 4Culture and the Office of Arts & Culture | Seattle.

SANCA’s Summer Circus Festival

SANCA is honored to present our talented staff in their own show. Everyday Miracles, transforms everyday actions through the beauty of circus, elevating the mundane into the marvelous.  Circus artists are superheroes performing these little miracles every day, affecting other people, spreading mystery and joy.

Artists performing in the SANCA Staff Show include: Rachel Randall & Nick Lowery, Bridget Gunning, Professor Scotty Walsh, Noa Schnitzer, Leslie Rosen, Mick Holsbeke, Zach Holmbergh, Orville Zharoff & Lauren Kettner.

SANCA resident collective Acrobatic Conundrum will be appearing as the second half for the weekend of August 15-17.

IMPulse Circus Collective will be appearing as the second half for the weekend of August 22-24.

Also part of the Festival: SANCA is proud to produce it’s first late night variety show directed by David Crellin aka Armitage Shanks.  An evening of raucous thrills with live music & special guests.

Our Friday August 15th Show includes: Armitage Shanks, Marta Brown, Esther de Monteflores & Laura Burch, Nash Fung, Duo Finelli, Jenny Penny, Miss Adra Boo, Professor Scotty Walsh,  Bridget Gunning with live music by Bucharest Drinking Team.

Our Friday August 22nd Show includes:
Professor Scotty Walsh, Bridget Gunning, Tanya Brno, Duo Finelli, Vivian Tam & Gunnar Field, Esther de Monteflores & Laura Burch, Jenny Penny, Armitage Shanks, Marta Brown, with live music by Chaotic Noise Brigade.

Full Spectrum

Take a break from fall doldrums and treat yourself to a splash of early spring with this high-energy, acrobatic show. Follow the characters of Cirrus Circus as they each discover their own distinctive personality, evolving from a monochrome daily drab to a prismatic burst of colors.

Cirrus Circus (formerly the Youth Performance Company) is one of the most accomplished circus troupes in the region, and is in demand at many of Seattle’s popular festivals and events, including Moisture Festival, Seattle Center’s Winterfest, the Georgetown Carnival, and more. Cirrus Circus has been invited to perform in 2014 at the London International Youth Circus Festival in England, and InselCircus in Sylt, Germany.

Full Spectrum includes all-new original acts on the triple trapeze and the trampoline, as well as aerial contortion, acrobatic unicycle, juggling, tumbling, partner acrobatics, and much more. This show also features guest performances by SANCA’s younger performing ensembles, the Amazing Circus 1-ders and the Magnificent 7.

Full Spectrum is created and devised by the members of Cirrus Circus, with additional choreography by Rachel Randall of RandAll Dance.
Erica Rubinstein, Cirrus Circus Managing Director
Kari J. Hunter, Cirrus Circus Assistant Director

IMPulse

A slap. A scream. A kiss. We are standing at the edge of the precipice.

Artists in residence & staff of SANCA present a contemporary circus show exploring the Imp of the Perverse, a short story by Edgar Allen Poe.

Arne Bystrom
Zora Blade
Emma Curtiss
Gabe Corey
Jasmine Manuel
Reed Nakayama
With original score and live music by Caleb Corey.

Show dates: Fridays and Saturdays 7pm, Sundays at 6pm
Oct. 11 – 13 and  Oct. 18 – 20

SANCA is proud to be presenting these talented artists. As all SANCA shows, this is a family friendly production while being a bit edgier and intense than the typical SANCA show.

Falling Upward

Set against the backdrop of The Great Depression, Falling Upward is a celebration of the endurance and the creativity of the human spirit. The show is a tribute to the challenges and triumphs of everyday people as well as to iconic artists and works of the 1930s.

This exciting collaboration showcases an amazing variety of traditional and modern circus arts, including acrobatics, tight-wire walking, juggling, Chinese pole, hand balancing, aerial acts, and more.

Come see some of your favorite SANCA coaches perform in this all-new show! Performances include Arne Bystrom and Zora Blade performing a hand-to-hand acrobalance duet; Duncan Davenport with amazing trick roping; Nick Lowery defying gravity on the Chinese Pole; and many more.

Directors: Vivian Tam and Nickolai Pirak
Choreographer: Rachel Randall
Technical Director: Amanda Zwar

SASS – SANCA’s Annual Spring Showcase

Celebrate spring at SASS! — SANCA’s Annual Spring Showcase!

Each May SANCA presents a showcase of unique, circus and variety performances with students, alumni, staff, and friends of SANCA. For one weekend only, you can see four super exciting circus shows, each featuring a different line up of spectacular local and internationally renowned circus artists alongside SANCA’s tremendously talented student performers.

With festive musical accompaniment by Doc Sprinsock & the SANCApators, audiences will be treated to daring displays of acrobatics, high-flying aerials, rolling globe ensembles, contortion, juggling, and more!

Show Line-ups (subject to change)

Saturday 2:00
Duo Rendezvous: Risley
Magnificent 7: Tightwire Solo
Youth Performance Company: Duo Juggling
Vivian Tam: Aerial Fabric
Youth Performance Company: Clowning
Naami & Heath: Aerial Trapeze Duo
Duncan Davenport: Trick Roping
Youth Performance Company: Acro Duo
Orville & Tanya: Duo Acrobalance
Magnificent 7: Group Rolling Globe
Willow Foster: Aerial Fabric
Youth Performance Company: Aerial Hoop Solo
Amazing Circus 1-Ders: Group Acro/Tumbling

Saturday 7:00
Group Chinese Pole
Duo Rendezvous: Risley
Swan Lake Remix
Jasmine Manuel: Tightwire
Youth Performance Company: Juggling Duo
Jonathan Rose: Aerial Rope
Arne and Zora: Hand to Hand
Youth Performance Company:  Aerial Fabric Solo
Magnificent 7: Group Acro/Dance
Amazing Circus 1-Ders: Plate Spinning
Charly McCreary: Aerial Hoop
Rachel Randall: Aerial Trapeze
Magnificent 7: Solo Ball Juggling
Leslie Rosen: Fire!

Sunday 2:00
Nicholas Lowery: Chinese Pole
Youth Performance Company: Aerial Fabric Solo
Tyler & Marta: Partner Acrobatics
Amazing Circus 1-Ders: Duo Aerial Fabric
Youth Performance Company: Juggling/Rola-Bola Solo
Magnificent 7: Group Bike
Amazing Circus 1-Ders: AcroVengers with Evil Orville
Chris Johnston & Zach Holmberg: Trampoline
Arne Bystrom: Juggling
Alyssa & Ellie: Aerial Trapeze Duo
Saffi Watson: Aerial Hoop
Zach Holmberg: Clowning
Chrissy Wai-Ching: Aerial Rope

Sunday 7:00
Amazing Circus 1-Ders: Aerial Ladder
Emma Curtiss: MegaLyra
Dr. Calamari & Acrophelia: Acrobatics
Swan Lake Remix
Jasmine Manuel: Tightwire
Jonathan Rose: Aerial Rope
Annika Wohlf: Aerial Fabric
Magnificent 7: Group Bike
Alyssa and Ellie: Aerial Trapeze Duo
Kari Hunter: Cloudswing
Duncan Davenport: Trick Roping
Arne & Zora: Hand to Hand

Cirque d’Espionnage

Cirrus Circus: Cirque d’Espionnage : Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to join us at the School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts for the SANCA Youth Performance Company’s annual winter show, Cirque d’Espionnage. Have you ever wondered just exactly how spies, sneaks, and secret agents receive their special training? The incredible strength, balance, flexibility, and cunning required to become an agent of espionage will astound you!
Performed in the SANCA Theatre

Between Raindrops (SANCA Staff Show)

The staff of the School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA) invite you to join them for a look at city love in their annual show, “Between Raindrops: A Seattle Love Story”.

With gray skies and drizzling rain, where is love to be found in Seattle? The acrobatic vignettes of “Between Raindrops” will explore the depths of affection in our city, from the euphoria of rare sunny days to socially awkward first encounters, from blind dates over steaming cups of coffee, to secret crushes and broken hearts.  This is a story of people trying to find a connection in the Emerald City.

This exciting collaboration showcases an amazing variety of traditional and modern circus arts, including umbrella acrobatics, tight-wire walking, unicycle, Russian Bar, juggling, Chinese pole, hand balancing, aerial acts, and more.

Featuring performances by A Unicycle Built for Two (Wendy Allen & Nick Harden), the Russian Bar Hoppers (Marta Brown, Nick Harden & Erica Rubinstein), Andreas Fetz, Alyssa Hellrung, Nicholas Lowery, Jasmine Manuel, Arne & Carl Bystrom, Nickolai Pirak, and other SANCA Staff.

Director: Alyssa Hellrung
Choreographer: Rachel Randall
Technical Director: Amanda Zwar

Note: Select shows on Thursday, August 23rd and Friday August 31st are invitation-only events and require a special code to view and purchase tickets.