The SANCA School of Flight is welcoming Fall with the Festival of Flight: Wtiches and Wizards! The Open House and Flying Trapeze Shows are a celebration for the whole community. First time flyers are encouraged to try flying on the trapeze during our Open House and to stay for the Flying Trapeze Shows that feature the School of Flight team flyers performing high-flying tricks and feats of derring-do!
The flying trapeze will be open to participants throughout the Open House. Space is limited, one turn per person, $5. Participants must be 4 years old to fly.
Friday, October 7th
5:30-7:30pm Open House
7:30pm Mini, Jr, & Teen Fly Teams Perform
9:00pm Adult Fly Team Performs
Saturday, October 8th 2:00pm: Mini, Jr, Teen Fly Teams Perform
3:00-5:00pm Open House 7:00pm: Adult Fly Team Performs
The SANCA School of Flight Open House is a celebration for the whole community! First time flyers are encouraged to try flying on the trapeze. The flying trapeze will be open to participants throughout the Open House. Space is limited, one turn per person. Participants must be 4 years old to fly. Turns on the flying trapeze are available for $5. Shows are non-ticketed events. Contributions are welcomed at the door.
What does it mean to become an adult? When does this happen, and why are some people so ahead of the curve? For many growing people, becoming an adult coincides with leaving college, or moving out of the parents’ house into one’s own rented apartment. Suddenly, you have insane amounts of freedom and responsibility! Is furniture necessary? Why bother learning to cook? Is there an important reason why clothes shouldn’t be kept in the laundry basket after being cleaned?
Join our performers as they move away from home, get new roommates, fall in love (and break up), get jobs, and learn to navigate freedom! As they struggle with understanding that no one will adult for them anymore, the question becomes more clear: “We all have to grow up, but can we still play?”
This exciting collaboration showcases an amazing variety of traditional and modern circus arts, including Aerial Trapeze, Partner Acrobatics, Aerial Rope, Object Manipulation, Swinging Rings, Slack Rope, Duo Trapeze, German wheel, and more!
Performers include: Alyssa Hellrung, Audrey Spinazola, Milla Marshall, Stefanie Brendler, Laura Miller, Faye Visitainier, Alyssa Luna, Sara Havercamp, Zora Blade, and Jasmine Manuel
Each May SANCA presents a showcase of unique, circus-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!
In this new, thrillingly beautiful work, Acrobatic Conundrum transports audiences to a captivating world seemingly free of the bounds of physics, but not free of the capricious struggle for human connection.
Fluent in the language of acrobatics, this cast risks all on a quest to tell honest accounts from an uncharted territory. Real life romances are portrayed through mesmerizing juggling acts, breathtaking aerial and partner acrobatics — all while balancing on a bar 20 feet in the air! This show will upend everything you thought you knew about these two laws of attraction: Love & Gravity.
Features: Carey Cramer, Terry Crane, Scotty Dont, Erica Rubinstein, Xochitl Sosa, Ty Vennewitz, and local special guests, Alex Allan and Anna Thomas-Henry.
Evening Shows: Advance Purchase $20, Door Price $25
Matinees: Advance Purchase $17, Door Price $22
VIP reserved seating available for all shows: $45, $100
“This show will be a special benefit show for SANCA, featuring guest appearances from SANCA artists and staff. Net proceeds from this show will go towards SANCA’s programs recognized nationally as a leader in youth circus arts education, safety, and instructor training.
The Moisture Festival presents its 13th year of high energy comedy/varietè shows featuring a rapid succession of acts showcasing comedy alongside awe-inspiring physical and mental dexterity, with poignant moments of strength and delicate beauty to make audiences laugh, wonder, shake their heads in disbelief and truly appreciate how live entertainment can exhilarate and bring real joy. A live show band propels each performance. Varietè has its roots in the Music Halls of 19th century England, cabaret in Europe and vaudeville in America. Because of the talented artists currently working in this genre, it is still fresh, exciting and tremendous fun for the audience.”
The Amazing Circus 1-dersTRIcycle
Brighter Than Diamonds
with Special Guests Splinter Dance & The Georgetown Orbits!
After many weeks of work, we’re just a day away from Up with a Twist!
Saturday was one of the last rehearsals before the show. Friends, family, staff and performers all came together to eat, rehearse and make last minute preparations for the big day.
This year’s Up with a Twist is sold out, and for good reason. Not only does this show support SANCA’s vital programs, it’s an outstanding production showcasing some of of our most talented performers. If you didn’t get a ticket this year, be sure to tune into our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for a live feed of the show, featuring pictures, clips, and interviews with the performers and audience.
All three youth performance troupes take direction from their director, David Crellin.
Coach Mary practicing her LED Hoop routine for the packed north annex!
The Cicus 1-ders, our youngest performers, worked hard all day fine tuning their performance with the dedication and discipline of performers much older.
Coach Milla putting finishing touches on costumes
Director David Crellin and MC Kevin Joyce discussing cues while Cirrus perfects their table routine.
HOTEL is the tale of a once-grand institution that has fallen on hard times. A thick layer of dust covers the concierge desk and the rooms sit unoccupied. When two unsuspecting guests arrive to stay the night, little do they know, they are in for a wild ride. With portraits that swing out of their frames, a fountain that comes to life, acrobatic bellhops and juggling ghosts, it’s clear…this is no ordinary hotel!
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 Center’s 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.
HOTEL will feature all-new original numbers on trapeze, aerial fabric, aerial hoop, and Chinese pole, as well as contortion, club juggling, unicycle, partner acrobatics, clowning, and more.
HOTEL is a collaboration between the Directors and members of Cirrus Circus, with costume design by Milla Voellinger, set by Morgan Sobel, acrobatics consulting from Jacob Skeffington and Erica Rubenstein, and select originally composed music by Tristan Moore.
Rachel Nehmer, Interim Cirrus Circus Managing Director
Arne Bystrom, Cirrus Circus Assistant Director
Thank You to everyone who made SANCAthon a success!
Here’s the annotated Catch-athon video by Kristen Petersen
SANCAthon is a super fun community celebration! We’ve got exciting plans for this year’s SANCAthon and you don’t want to miss it!
Four hours of excitement including:
· The Buskers’ Challenge!
· Team Events!
· Circus Performances and Drawings
Participants can register today, join a team, and learn more at www.sancaseattle.org/sancathon! (must preregister by Friday, October 30th)
MEET THE SANCATHON TEAMS!
Read about all our exciting team events at the SANCAthon Team Page. You can make contributions in support of teams or individual participants from their team and personal pages.
Our goal is to make as many catches in one hour as we can! Join us in the SANCA School of Flight Tent to kick off SANCAthon at 12 p.m. on Sunday, November 1st.
We’re taking on the challenge of climbing the height of the Space Needle as many times as possible in one hour! Are you a climber? We’ve got your apparatus– rope, fabric, trapeze, or Chinese Pole, this event’s for you!
Wire Walkers and Unicyclists: We’re going to cross the width of the Grand Canyon in a relay-style event especially for tightwire walkers and unicyclists!
We will attempt a wave of handstands around the whole gym where everyone will hold a handstand for 15 seconds before the next person goes up in a relay fashion!
The SANCAthon juggling team is all about three things: Throwing, catching & raising funds for the SANCA Youth Scholarship Fund. We are setting our sights on achieving the group goal of 2,015 catches in any juggling pattern and with any juggling prop, be it bean-bags, balls, rings, or clubs. It is as the old juggling saying that we just made up goes: You gotta throw ’em if you wanna catch ’em.
SANCA’s tumblers are going perform a demonstration of the awesome skills we’ve learned for everyone to see! We’ll dazzle you with rolls, handstands, cartwheels, or crazy tumbling passes.
SANCA’s 2 – 4 year-old tots are going to tear it up at the TURBO TOT OBSTACLE COURSE! This incredible, super fun obstacle course will include Wacky Wall Walkers, Balancing Feathers, Juggling, Monkey Jumps and More!
MEET THE SANCATHON PERFORMERS!
Contribute in support of performers at their team & personal pages from the SANCAthon Team Page.
The Amazing Circus 1-ders and the Magnificent 7 – accompanied by the SANCApators Band — will close out the day by with some amazing new performances. You may be witness to the debut of AcroVengers: Origins, as well as an amazing aerial ladder act, a tumbling and springboard act, and a new ring juggling act.
The Buskers’ Challenge:
Cirrus Circus and our staff performers will give it their all for you! Challenge our performers to achieve amazing feats of daring do by putting down a donation for a trick. Want to see an acrobatic three-high? Juggling 7 balls? A dueling unicycle challenge? Show us the $$, we’ll show you the tricks!
Random Acts of Circus will happen throughout the day, and you’ll have opportunities to enter drawings for fabulous prizes. See you Sunday, November 1st for SANCAthon!
The SANCA School of Flight is welcoming Fall with the Festival of Flight: Flight of the Living Dead! The Open House and Flying Trapeze Shows are a celebration for the whole community. First time flyers are encouraged to try flying on the trapeze during our Open House and to stay for the Flying Trapeze Shows that feature the School of Flight team flyers performing high-flying tricks and feats of derring-do!
This is a non-ticketed event. Contributions are welcomed at the door.
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The flying trapeze will be open to participants throughout the Open House. Space is limited, one turn per person. Participants must be 4 years old to fly. Please bring a contribution to SANCA’s Youth Scholarship Fund or a nonperishable food item for the Rainier Valley Food Bank if you would like to fly!
Friday, October 2nd
5:30-7:30pm Open House
7:30pm Mini, Jr, & Teen Fly Teams Perform
9:00pm Adult Fly Team Performs
Saturday, October 3rd 12:00-2:00pm Open House 2:00pm: Mini, Jr, Teen Fly Teams Perform 7:00pm: Adult Fly Team Performs
The SANCA School of Flight Open House is a celebration for the whole community! First time flyers are encouraged to try flying on the trapeze. The flying trapeze will be open to participants throughout the Open House. Space is limited, one turn per person. Participants must be 4 years old to fly. Turns on the flying trapeze are available for a contribution to SANCA’s Youth Scholarship Fund or a nonperishable food item for local food bank. Shows are non-ticketed events. Contributions are welcomed at the door.