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Cirrus Circus presents “Acro-Biographies”

Meet Cirrus Circus at the library as they conduct research, hunt for a good read, and find all the books they can about the physics and mathematics of juggling. Along the way they discover that books are portals to new and different worlds.

When their bumbling professor stops by, he struggles to keep himself rooted in reality rather than follow his imagination. Can they convince their professor that these other worlds are wonderful places to visit, full of amazing adventures and artistic expression?

Acro-Biographies features contortion, Geman wheel, teeterboard, duo trapeze, and more. Join Cirrus Circus as they crawl up, balance on, and flip through the pages, using their imagination and circus skill to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

WHEN
November 10-18th, 2017
Friday 7pm
Saturday 3pm or 7pm

WHERE
Broadway Performance Hall
1625 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

MORE INFO
206-652-4433
www.sancaseattle.org

TICKETS
IN ADVANCE: Adults $20, Youth 16 & under $12 https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3091187
1-800-838-3006
AT THE DOOR: Adults $25, Youth 16 & under $15

Brought to you in part with support from Seattle Credit Union and Choice Tea.

Workshop: Static Trapeze with Camille Swift

Static Trapeze: Technique Fundamentals and Imperatives (Beg. – Int.)

Static trapeze has been described as the ballet of the aerial arts world, a fundamental art form at the root of all aerial disciplines and a crucial starting point for anyone looking to delve into the world of aerial arts. Learn the technique and conditioning required to put real power in a pull-over, to do big and beautiful knee beats, fast and smooth hip circles, etc!

Ages: 16 and up.
Tuition:  $70
Prerequisites: Student must already have taken one session of trapeze.

Instructor Bio: Camille Swift won the Audience Choice Award at the 2015 Aerial Acrobatic Arts Festival, and she performed at the Moisture Festival in 2015, 2016 and 2017 as well as the Aerial Expo in 2014 and 2015. She has performed in numerous shows and cabarets: El Circo Cheapo, Misfit Cabaret, Circus in Progress and Acrobatica Infiniti, as well multiple corporate performances with the Vagabonds of the Runaway Circus. Camille Swift is currently based in Chicago and offers private lessons at multiple locations. She also enjoys teaching workshops outside of the Chicago area and has taught at SANCA, the Aerial Expo, the Iowa Circus Academy, Aloft Circus Arts, the Actors Gymnasium and Detroit Flyhouse. Her classes focus on proper technique, building strength, flexibility and aerial awareness. In 2012, while temporarily stranded in central Illinois, Swift opened a small trapeze school, Top Star Trapeze. Since then it has been her pleasure to teach aerial enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.

SANCA’s Annual Spring Showcase

4 Unique Circus Variety Shows!

Every year SANCA presents a showcase of unique circus performances featuring students, alumni, staff, and friends. For one weekend only, we hold four shows, each featuring a different line up of spectacular local and internationally renowned circus performers alongside SANCA’s tremendously talented student performers. The SASS shows are the capstone performances for students and staff who have workshopped new performances and are ready to take to the stage in displays of pure awesomeness! Among the featured performers are Seattle favorites, the youth circus troupes Cirrus Circus, the Magnificent 7, and the Amazing Circus 1-ders. Audiences will be treated to daring displays of acrobatics, high-flying aerials, juggling, and much more!

Friday Night features Leslie Rosen and Mary Gargett – “Hottie Long Legs.” This stilt walking dynamic duo is comprised of performing powerhouses Leslie Rosen and Mary Gargett. Both having backgrounds in Hula Hoop, Belly Dance, and Fire Manipulation, they are sure to set the seats on fire opening night!

Saturday Matinee features Emma Curtiss – Cyr Wheel Extraordinaire. A swirling, twirling, dizzying blur of beauty and strength, Emma has been captivating audiences up and down the West Coast for over 5 years performing Cyr Wheel, Silks, and Clowning. Try to keep up as she spins around the stage at our Saturday Matinee!

Saturday Night features La Famiglia Gentile – Foot Juggling Family Troupe. We are delighted to have the internationally acclaimed La Famiglia Gentile as SANCA’s current Artists in Residence! This fantastic flipping family will have you on the edge of your seats as they juggling not only objects with their feet but themselves too!

Sunday Matinee features Saffi Watson – Contortion. Cirrus Circus student, Saffi Watson started her performing career at the ripe age of 6, performing with SANCA, Teatro Zinzani, as well as other various venues. Under the careful direction of such elite artists as Vita Radionova and Jacob Skeffington, Saffi has blossomed into the embodiment of grace, style, power, and control.

Hosted by The Amazing Juan! After discovering a natural talent for magic while living under the stairs at his Aunt and Uncle’s house, he decided to share his passion with the world. After making stops in Cairo, Greece, Cleveland and brief run in Tijuana that resulted in some interesting and slightly embarrassing photos, The Amazing Juan will be taking Seattle by SASSy storm, hosting all four shows. Prepare yourselves for a magical display of awesomeness as The Amazing Juan makes his SANCA debut!

Tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2886600

Workshop: Aerial Sling

Exploration of Aerial Sling: Fundamentals, Skills, Sequencing and Choreography (Miniseries)

This workshops miniseries is for anyone interested in gaining experience and knowledge of Aerial Sling.

You can book online!

Package of all four in the miniseries: Book now! https://bookeo.com/sancaseattle/prepaid
Pick and choose which of the four workshops you’d like to attend: Book now! http://bookeo.com/sancaseattle?type=31523N3K3A156C843B072

Part 1 (Fundamentals):

Students will learn the fundamental techniques for Aerial Sling. No previous experience is necessary

Part 2 (Skills):

Students will continue by learning a range of skills on this apparatus. No previous experience is necessary

Part 3 (Sequencing and Transitions):

We will then expand our understanding by linking these skills together with unique and interesting ways of moving. This workshop is designed to build a student’s knowledge of discovering new ways into and out of things as well as beginning to link them together. Previous aerial experience advised.

Part 4 (Choreography):

We will end our series by combining some of this material into a piece of choreography with an emphasis in musicality and movement quality. Previous aerial experience advised.

Ages: 13+

Thursdays 7-9pm

September 15, 29, October 6 & 13, 2016
Tuition: $60 each/$200 for the series

Jenn Bruyer has been exploring aerial arts since 2007 via silks, cord lisse, trapeze, lyra, sling and rope and harness. She has coached and performed across the US from New York to Alaska and is currently based out of Seattle, WA where she is a staff coach at Versatile Arts [2010-present].

As a certified personal trainer, Jenn is as passionate about optimal training as she is about creative exploration. Her constantly evolving movement style has been described as “mesmerizing” and “wildly unexpected”.

Workshop: Aerial Sling

Exploration of Aerial Sling: Fundamentals, Skills, Sequencing and Choreography (Miniseries)

This workshops miniseries is for anyone interested in gaining experience and knowledge of Aerial Sling.

You can book online!

Package of all four in the miniseries: Book now! https://bookeo.com/sancaseattle/prepaid
Pick and choose which of the four workshops you’d like to attend: Book now! http://bookeo.com/sancaseattle?type=31523N3K3A156C843B072

Part 1 (Fundamentals):

Students will learn the fundamental techniques for Aerial Sling. No previous experience is necessary

Part 2 (Skills):

Students will continue by learning a range of skills on this apparatus. No previous experience is necessary

Part 3 (Sequencing and Transitions):

We will then expand our understanding by linking these skills together with unique and interesting ways of moving. This workshop is designed to build a student’s knowledge of discovering new ways into and out of things as well as beginning to link them together. Previous aerial experience advised.

Part 4 (Choreography):

We will end our series by combining some of this material into a piece of choreography with an emphasis in musicality and movement quality. Previous aerial experience advised.

Ages: 13+

Thursdays 7-9pm

September 15, 29, October 6 & 13, 2016
Tuition: $60 each/$200 for the series

Jenn Bruyer has been exploring aerial arts since 2007 via silks, cord lisse, trapeze, lyra, sling and rope and harness. She has coached and performed across the US from New York to Alaska and is currently based out of Seattle, WA where she is a staff coach at Versatile Arts [2010-present].

As a certified personal trainer, Jenn is as passionate about optimal training as she is about creative exploration. Her constantly evolving movement style has been described as “mesmerizing” and “wildly unexpected”.

Workshop: Aerial Sling

Exploration of Aerial Sling: Fundamentals, Skills, Sequencing and Choreography (Miniseries)

This workshops miniseries is for anyone interested in gaining experience and knowledge of Aerial Sling.

You can book online!

Package of all four in the miniseries: Book now! https://bookeo.com/sancaseattle/prepaid
Pick and choose which of the four workshops you’d like to attend: Book now! http://bookeo.com/sancaseattle?type=31523N3K3A156C843B072

Part 1 (Fundamentals):

Students will learn the fundamental techniques for Aerial Sling. No previous experience is necessary

Part 2 (Skills):

Students will continue by learning a range of skills on this apparatus. No previous experience is necessary

Part 3 (Sequencing and Transitions):

We will then expand our understanding by linking these skills together with unique and interesting ways of moving. This workshop is designed to build a student’s knowledge of discovering new ways into and out of things as well as beginning to link them together. Previous aerial experience advised.

Part 4 (Choreography):

We will end our series by combining some of this material into a piece of choreography with an emphasis in musicality and movement quality. Previous aerial experience advised.

Ages: 13+

Thursdays 7-9pm

September 15, 29, October 6 & 13, 2016
Tuition: $60 each/$200 for the series

Jenn Bruyer has been exploring aerial arts since 2007 via silks, cord lisse, trapeze, lyra, sling and rope and harness. She has coached and performed across the US from New York to Alaska and is currently based out of Seattle, WA where she is a staff coach at Versatile Arts [2010-present].

As a certified personal trainer, Jenn is as passionate about optimal training as she is about creative exploration. Her constantly evolving movement style has been described as “mesmerizing” and “wildly unexpected”.

Workshop: Aerial Sling

Exploration of Aerial Sling: Fundamentals, Skills, Sequencing and Choreography (Miniseries)

This workshops miniseries is for anyone interested in gaining experience and knowledge of Aerial Sling.

You can book online!

Package of all four in the miniseries: Book now! https://bookeo.com/sancaseattle/prepaid
Pick and choose which of the four workshops you’d like to attend: Book now! http://bookeo.com/sancaseattle?type=31523N3K3A156C843B072

Part 1 (Fundamentals):

Students will learn the fundamental techniques for Aerial Sling. No previous experience is necessary

Part 2 (Skills):

Students will continue by learning a range of skills on this apparatus. No previous experience is necessary

Part 3 (Sequencing and Transitions):

We will then expand our understanding by linking these skills together with unique and interesting ways of moving. This workshop is designed to build a student’s knowledge of discovering new ways into and out of things as well as beginning to link them together. Previous aerial experience advised.

Part 4 (Choreography):

We will end our series by combining some of this material into a piece of choreography with an emphasis in musicality and movement quality. Previous aerial experience advised.

Ages: 13+

Thursdays 7-9pm

September 15, 29, October 6 & 13, 2016
Tuition: $60 each/$200 for the series

Jenn Bruyer has been exploring aerial arts since 2007 via silks, cord lisse, trapeze, lyra, sling and rope and harness. She has coached and performed across the US from New York to Alaska and is currently based out of Seattle, WA where she is a staff coach at Versatile Arts [2010-present].

As a certified personal trainer, Jenn is as passionate about optimal training as she is about creative exploration. Her constantly evolving movement style has been described as “mesmerizing” and “wildly unexpected”.