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SASS: SANCA’s Annual Showcase Spectacular!

Every year SANCA presents a showcase of unique circus performances featuring students, alumni, staff, and friends. This showcase is one weekend only: we hold four shows, each featuring a different line up of spectacular local and internationally renowned circus performers alongside SANCAs tremendously talented student performers.

SANCAs Annual Showcase Spectacular (known as SASS) is  the accumulation of the culmination of all the hard work it takes to create new acts. Our students and staff have workshopped these new performances and are ready to take to the stage in displays of pure awesomeness!

Audiences will be treated to daring displays of acrobatics, high-flying aerials, juggling, and much more!

Stay tuned for show line-ups!

SASS: SANCA’s Annual Showcase Spectacular!

Every year SANCA presents a showcase of unique circus performances featuring students, alumni, staff, and friends. This showcase is one weekend only: we hold four shows, each featuring a different line up of spectacular local and internationally renowned circus performers alongside SANCAs tremendously talented student performers.

SANCAs Annual Showcase Spectacular (known as SASS) is  the accumulation of the culmination of all the hard work it takes to create new acts. Our students and staff have workshopped these new performances and are ready to take to the stage in displays of pure awesomeness!

Audiences will be treated to daring displays of acrobatics, high-flying aerials, juggling, and much more!

Stay tuned for show line-ups!

SASS: SANCA’s Annual Showcase Spectacular!

Every year SANCA presents a showcase of unique circus performances featuring students, alumni, staff, and friends. This showcase is one weekend only: we hold four shows, each featuring a different line up of spectacular local and internationally renowned circus performers alongside SANCAs tremendously talented student performers.

SANCAs Annual Showcase Spectacular (known as SASS) is  the accumulation of the culmination of all the hard work it takes to create new acts. Our students and staff have workshopped these new performances and are ready to take to the stage in displays of pure awesomeness!

Audiences will be treated to daring displays of acrobatics, high-flying aerials, juggling, and much more!

Stay tuned for show line-ups!

SASS: SANCA’s Annual Showcase Spectacular!

Every year SANCA presents a showcase of unique circus performances featuring students, alumni, staff, and friends. This showcase is one weekend only: we hold four shows, each featuring a different line up of spectacular local and internationally renowned circus performers alongside SANCAs tremendously talented student performers.

SANCAs Annual Showcase Spectacular (known as SASS) is  the accumulation of the culmination of all the hard work it takes to create new acts. Our students and staff have workshopped these new performances and are ready to take to the stage in displays of pure awesomeness!

Audiences will be treated to daring displays of acrobatics, high-flying aerials, juggling, and much more!

Stay tuned for show line-ups!

SANCA’s Annual Showcase Spectacular

One weekend only: April 6th-8th.

We have four shows, each featuring a different line up of spectacular local and internationally renowned
circus performers alongside SANCA’s tremendously talented student performers.

Every year SANCA presents a showcase of unique circus performances featuring students, alumni, staff, and friends. SANCA’s Annual Showcase Spectacular (known as SASS) is  the accumulation of the culmination of all the hard work it takes to create new acts. Our students and staff have workshopped these new performances and are ready to take to the stage in displays of pure awesomeness!

Among the featured performers are Seattle favorites, SANCA’s 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!

Performances are at The Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway

Tickets are $12 (youth 16 & under) and $20 (adults 17 & up) in advance online from https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3232395 or at the door $15/$20

Friday Night April 6th, 7pm

Emcee: David Taft
David has been a physical theater artist for over forty years, performing in mask, movement, Commedia dell’Arte, dance and puppetry with a number of ensemble companies, has extensive touring credits on the East Coast and Midwest and has worked Off-Broadway for five seasons.   

The main creative focus of David’s work has been devising theater with collaborative ensembles utilizing text, nonverbal scenarios, and/or scenic choreography to investigate the physical realm of theatre and its power and expressivity. David trained actors in mask, movement and clown at Cornish College of the Arts for twenty- four years and is presently lead instructor of Theater at SANCA in the P3 Program.

Friday night lineup: Cirrus Circus (unicycle), Audrey Greaves (bounce juggling), Sara Haverkamp (German wheel), SANCA (group juggling), Maria Mork (poi), Magnificent 7 (wire walking), Tania Nambo-Excobar (aerial rope), Julaine Hall (aerial straps), Milla Rose (aerial rings), Laura Miller (aerial sling & tap dance), Ashlei Mayo (aerial fabric), Sophia LeDoux & Carmi Westbrook (single-point trapeze), Amazing Circus 1-ders (aerial ladder), Missy Nagin (lyra), and SANCA group (Chinese pole).

Friday Night Featured Performer: Julaine Hall. Starting at the young age of 5, Julaine joined SANCA’s youngest youth troupe and took off running!  To say that Julaine is a powerhouse is the understatement of the decade as she is proficient in Tumbling, Juggling, Acro, Teeterboard, Straps, and Chinese Pole just to name a few.  A better way to describe Julaine is as a force of nature!  Prepare to be astounded by incredible feats of strength and endurance on the Chinese Pole.

Saturday Matinee April 7th, 3pm  

Emcee: Mary Machala – Actor, Director, Improvisationalist and occasional Unicycler
Mary has acted and directed in Seattle for the past 30 years but who’s counting?  She is a founding member of Book-It Repertory Theatre, Artistic Director of the socio/political improv group Off the Wall Players (this was a long time ago), and touring member of Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop out of Minneapolis, MN (a really long time ago).  She’s also a Master Gardener, Master Composter, Apprentice Beekeeper and fledgling Master Pruner.  After four years of circus classes she still can’t juggle but she can (with a lot of warm up) unicycle across the floor.  Progress, not perfection.

Saturday Matinee Lineup: Hallie Smith (Cyr wheel), Max Voronin (diabolo), Laura Sposato (tumbling), Fiona Ryan (German wheel), Rachel Randall & Nick Lowery & Wendy Harden & Nick Harden (group juggling and acro), Faye Visintainer & Devin Helton (poi), Julaine & Jacob Hall (unicycle), Amazing Circus 1-ders (lasso), Jordan Rempel-White (aerial straps), Faye Visintainer (single-point trapeze), Erin Henderson (aerial fabric), Alyssa’s Aerial Class (mixed aerial), Duo Avocado (duo trapeze), Magnificent 7 (unicycle & lyra), and Cirrus Circus (Chinese pole)

Saturday Matinee Featured Performer: Duo Avocado
Comprising of Youth Company coach Alyssa Hellrung and Stratus Circus performer Ava Vermilya, Duo Avocado will light up the stage on Saturday afternoon!  These two amazing performers have been working together on the Double Trapeze for several years and are excited to showcase some new skills for SASS!  Don’t miss this stunning performance of trust and skill on April 7th at 3:00PM!

Saturday Night April 7th, 7pm

Emcee: Mary Machala – Actor, Director, Improvisationalist and occasional Unicycler
Mary has acted and directed in Seattle for the past 30 years but who’s counting?  She is a founding member of Book-It Repertory Theatre, Artistic Director of the socio/political improv group Off the Wall Players (this was a long time ago), and touring member of Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop out of Minneapolis, MN (a really long time ago).  She’s also a Master Gardener, Master Composter, Apprentice Beekeeper and fledgling Master Pruner.  After four years of circus classes she still can’t juggle but she can (with a lot of warm up) unicycle across the floor.  Progress, not perfection.

Saturday Night Lineup: Cirrus Circus (group acrobatics), Si Ren (dance pole), Brighter Than Diamonds (Floorial), Fallon Mickle & Mary Gargett (hula hoop), Aimee Storm (poi), Aimee Storm (wire walking), Emma Cady (aerial fabric), EJ Landsman (aerial straps), Madeline Anderson (aerial rope), Vertical Axis (duo aerial fabric), Emma Curtiss (aerial fabric), James Finch & Alyssa Luna (duo trapeze), Mari Sharpe (lyra), Nick Harden (circus bike), and Jasmine Manuel & Tania Nambo-Escobar (duo aerial rope).

Saturday Night Featured Performer: Nick Harden
Internationally renowned unicyclist and bike extraordinaire, Nick Harden will take the stage for a performance that is sure to delight.  Nick has been unicycling his way around America and overseas for many years and is here to bring you a new act for your entertainment.  A dazzling display of spins, turns, and tricks on the Swing Bike awaits you on Saturday night.

Sunday Matinee April 8th, 3pm

Emcee: Emma Cady began training in circus arts at SANCA at the age of nine.  From age ten to eighteen, she performed with SANCA’s youth troupe Cirrus Circus throughout the greater Seattle area as well as in London, UK, Cardiff, Wales, and Sylt, Germany.  She has also worked as a professional aerial artist in such venues as Seattle Immersive Theater and Teatro Zinzanni, where she played the role of Schmee in their production of Lighter than Air.  In addition to hosting shows at SASS in the past, Emma has also been a Mistress of Ceremonies for the American Youth Circus Organization at two of their national festivals, first in Seattle and most recently in Trenton, NJ.  

Sunday Matinee Lineup: Sara Haverkamp & Lilian Hoskinson (mixed circus), Cirrus Circus (contortion), Caroline Alvarran-Belz & Sylvie Vermilya (partner acro), Iris Stokes (German wheel), Magnificent 7 (tumbling), Amazing Circus 1-ders (unicycle), Iska Popovic (wire walking), Laura Miller & Faye Visintainer (duo trapeze), Kevin Ruddell (aerial rope), Carmi Westbrook (single-point trapeze), Randi Morrison (aerial sling), Alice Page (aerial fabric), The Beautiful Aerialists (aerial fabric), Duo TomKat (duo trapeze), Amber Parker & Faye Visintainer (duo lyra), and Julaine Hall (Chinese pole).

Sunday Matinee Featured Performer: Kevin Ruddell
Kevin has been a part of the SANCA community for many years.  Having had both of his children in classes as youngsters, he decided it was time to take to the air himself!  He has been training Rope with several renowned performers including Eve Diamond and Carey Cramer.  Let him astound you with feats of strength as he climbs his way to new heights on the Aerial Rope!

 

Performances supported in part by 4Culture and Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture

The Acrobatic Conundrum return to Seattle with TWO new shows!

The Acrobatic Conundrum, the contemporary circus group founded by Terry Crane, have spent the last three months touring the western United States with their show, Love and Gravity. Now they have returned to Seattle presenting two new shows: a cabaret, “Volume 5,” and an evening-length performance, “The Fig Tree Waltzes.”

The Acrobatic Conundrum have been artists-in-residence at SANCA briefly this fall, in preparation for their shows at 12th Ave Arts, and we caught up with Terry after one of his training sessions at SANCA to ask him a few questions.

SANCA – “A circus artist trains and works so hard in bringing their art to the stage. Powering up with healthy food must be very important. What is the best snack to pair with your apparatus of choice?”

Terry: ” I just started learning multi-cord. Definitely pairs well with spaghetti. I guess that makes me the meatball.”

SANCA – “What do you take with you on the road to help you feel like you aren’t a homeless vagabond?”

Terry: “Not a homeless vagabond… what an idea. I take a posse of 5 other circus artists so I feel like a wandering saltimbanco. I also take an e-reader everywhere so my whole library can follow me. ”

SANCA– “Finish this sentence: At the end of a best day in circus I feel…”

Terry: “…like an underground rockstar. Top of the charts, but living out of my mom’s garage. I’m not really… I swear. Circus makes me feel like a happy human; strong, agile and with a subtle swagger.”

You can see The Acrobatic Conundrum perform in December, but don’t hesitate or they’ll be off again on a new adventure! Tickets for their shows can be found here.

 

Cirrus Circus Show

Acro-Biographies: Flipping the Page

Join Cirrus Circus as they flip through the pages using their imagination and circus skill to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Acro-Biographies will feature all-new original numbers on aerial fabric, German wheel, teeterboard, lyra, duo trapeze, partner acro, ladder, contortion, cyr wheel, and juggling.

Cirrus Circus is known throughout Seattle as one of the most accomplished youth circus groups in the region. The troupe is in demand locally, performing at many of Seattle’s popular festivals and events, including Moisture Festival, Seattle Centers Winterfest, the Georgetown Carnival, and more. In July 2014, Cirrus Circus had the honor of performing internationally at the London International Youth Circus Festival in England, at No Fit State in Cardiff, Wales and Island Circus in Sylt, Germany.

Friday Nov 10 at 7pm
Saturday Nov 11 at 3pm or 7pm
Friday Nov 17 at 7pm
Saturday Nov 18 at 3pm or 7pm

Cirrus Circus Show

Acro-Biographies: Flipping the Page

Join Cirrus Circus as they flip through the pages using their imagination and circus skill to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Acro-Biographies will feature all-new original numbers on aerial fabric, German wheel, teeterboard, lyra, duo trapeze, partner acro, ladder, contortion, cyr wheel, and juggling.

Cirrus Circus is known throughout Seattle as one of the most accomplished youth circus groups in the region. The troupe is in demand locally, performing at many of Seattle’s popular festivals and events, including Moisture Festival, Seattle Centers Winterfest, the Georgetown Carnival, and more. In July 2014, Cirrus Circus had the honor of performing internationally at the London International Youth Circus Festival in England, at No Fit State in Cardiff, Wales and Island Circus in Sylt, Germany.

Friday Nov 10 at 7pm
Saturday Nov 11 at 3pm or 7pm
Friday Nov 17 at 7pm
Saturday Nov 18 at 3pm or 7pm

Cirrus Circus Show

Acro-Biographies: Flipping the Page

Join Cirrus Circus as they flip through the pages using their imagination and circus skill to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Acro-Biographies will feature all-new original numbers on aerial fabric, German wheel, teeterboard, lyra, duo trapeze, partner acro, ladder, contortion, cyr wheel, and juggling.

Cirrus Circus is known throughout Seattle as one of the most accomplished youth circus groups in the region. The troupe is in demand locally, performing at many of Seattle’s popular festivals and events, including Moisture Festival, Seattle Centers Winterfest, the Georgetown Carnival, and more. In July 2014, Cirrus Circus had the honor of performing internationally at the London International Youth Circus Festival in England, at No Fit State in Cardiff, Wales and Island Circus in Sylt, Germany.

Friday Nov 10 at 7pm
Saturday Nov 11 at 3pm or 7pm
Friday Nov 17 at 7pm
Saturday Nov 18 at 3pm or 7pm