PHONE-A-THON UPDATES: Answer the Call to Lift Up Wise Fool!

PHONE-A-THON UPDATES: Answer the Call to Lift Up Wise Fool!

On Tuesday, October 17th, you will have the power to lift Wise Fool up and take our work to the next level.

Morris, our Head Clown, is hosting our first ever Phone-A-Thon, and we have a $10,000 match from a generous donor!

This means that if you answer our call and donate, even $5, every dollar you donate will be matched by another dollar from a donor who wants to see our community show up for Wise Fool, the way that Wise Fool shows up for our community.

And, it’s going to be fun! We’ll be on Facebook Live doing tricks for each donation.

Our Teen Troupe members, teachers, Board Members and other friends will be calling folks from 5 – 7pm. Will you answer our call?

If every student or family who’s taken a class at Wise Fool this year can donate even $10-$20, we’ll meet our whole match. No amount is too small, but each donation sends a message to our larger donors that Wise Fool matters to the community it serves.

Your support will help Wise Fool continue to provide all the awesome programs and shows that empower individuals and strengthen our community.

Wise Fool Phone-A-Thon: Heads up! Morris the Clown will be calling!

Wise Fool Phone-A-Thon: Heads up! Morris the Clown will be calling!

Wise Fool needs your help! On Tuesday, October 17th, you will have the power to lift Wise Fool up and take our work to the next level. Morris, our Head Clown, is hosting our FIRST EVER PHONE-A-THON! If you haven’t donated, you might get a call. Our board and friends will be in our studio making phone calls to ask you to contribute to our annual fundraiser.

Morris is getting ready! 

Wise Fool – Circus Luminous 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LET’S MAKE WISE FOOL THRIVE!

We want to continue gifting our community, students and you with circus arts classes, social justice arts programming, and our fun performances! And that takes a lot of time and resources. Your funds will directly contribute to making this possible!

No need to wait for Morris, please consider donating to our annual giving campaign today, so we can continue to connect and inspire our community.  Wise Fool New Mexico is a non-profit organization, so 100% of your donation is tax deductible.

Our Annual Giving Campaign, Lift Up Wise Fool!

Our Annual Giving Campaign, Lift Up Wise Fool!
Wise Fool - Circus Luminous 2016

Lift Up Wise Fool, Lift Up Families

Can we count on your support?

At Wise Fool New Mexico "We Lift Each Other Up"...on our shoulders, in the air, in strength and spirit, and in so many other ways! Read Oriana's Story about how Wise Fool lifts up her family and community. Now is the time to lift Wise Fool up with your support, please consider a contribution today!

Oriana's Story

"The experiences of myself and my five children at Wise Fool have been unique--there are so many ways to be involved. My boys began as students and I was a parent volunteer, then I got involved as a student too.  As we developed skills, we moved into performing, working as educators, and even into sound, lighting, and makeup. There is so much room for growth, for learning, for pushing boundaries and exploring new territories: that’s what keeps the experience fresh and makes it a joy.

I can’t overstate the importance of this community as a space in the world where we can be unapologetically ourselves. Wise Fool creates a space that every human being seeks but is very hard to find.  It’s a dream for a single mother to have a safe space where the whole family can be together. Coming through these doors, you can find that space."

- Oriana Lee, Wise Fool Teaching Artist

 

Help Wise Fool New Mexico Soar!

Our workshops and performances bring folks together across generations, cultures, and identities. We aspire to help folks raise their voices and shine an imaginative circus light on our humanity, connecting people in both struggle and celebration.

Most importantly, Wise Fool is a great place for families to grow and play together. Everyone can be part of our circus family!

Please join Wise Fool’s efforts today with a contribution that will lift up our community! Your support will help us reach our annual campaign goal of $35,000.

Be a Steady Base! With a recurring monthly donation, you'll lift up our circus family with the greatest impact. 
Wise Fool New Mexico is a non-profit organization, so 100% of your donation is tax deductible.

Click on the link to donate now:http://wisefoolnewmexico.org/about/donate/

IGNITE! Join in our free puppet build and performance!

IGNITE! Join in our free puppet build and performance!

How can YOU be a part of IGNITE! Giant Puppet Workshops, Procession and Performance?

There are so many ways to join Wise Fool in making puppets, and creating a short but mighty performance! It’s fun and easy to participate for all ages… paint a prop,  carry a bird or a banner.  make some noise!

September 9 –Free Community Puppet Build -12noon to 3pm at MAKE Santa Fe

2879 All Trades Rd – (just 2 blocks from Wise Fool Studio!) – come by for part or all to check out MAKE and build and paint your own bird puppet!

September 16 – Giant Puppet Pageant Rehearsal – 11am to 1pm at Wise Fool Studio

Even if you didn’t make something yourself YOU can come to this rehearsal to learn to bring a puppet, banner or character to life in our “short but mighty” show in the Railyard park!

September 17 – Parade and Perform at the AHA Festival in the Railyard – gather at 1pm – Wear a Puppet, Stiltwalk, or Carry a Banner in the Procession through the festival and then join in the pageant performance in the Railyard Park too!

Wise Fool returns from American Youth Circus Fest!

Wise Fool returns from American Youth Circus Fest!

We just returned from an incredible adventure bringing 8 Wise Fool teens, along with directors Ilana and Amy, to Trenton NJ to participate in the AYCO (American Youth Circus Organization) biannual youth circus festival. The festival was chock full of opportunities to connect with youth and coaches from all over the US who train, perform, and generally love circus! Wise Fool’s teen troupe members spent four days attending workshops, sharing skills and stories with new friends, and performing in the youth circus showcase! It was our first time bringing our youth to this nationwide event and we were so proud of them all for being great representatives of Wise Fool and New Mexico!! Thanks to the families, staff, youth and everyone who helped support this experience. We know it was a major positive life experience for our youth because we’ve already heard them making plans for the next AYCO festival in 2019!

Join IGNITE! Street Theater Arts Intensive

Join IGNITE! Street Theater Arts Intensive

Wise Fool New Mexico is excited to offer our first ever IGNITE! street theater arts intensive workshop for adults and teens from August 27 to September 9th, 2017 on weeknights and Saturday afternoons. 

 

In this two-week workshop, participants will learn how to build giant puppets, stilt-walk, design and paint banners and other large scale visuals. We'll also explore storyboarding, choreographic pageantry and characters for outdoor spectacles, demonstrations and community events. IGNITE! will also include two public community puppet builds and will culminate in a procession and performance at the AHA Festival of Progressive Arts on the weekend of September 16 and 17.

 

The program is open to adults and teens (14+). Absolutely no experience necessary! Click the button above to register. You will need to login or create an account to register. Space is limited,  so sign up early to reserve your spot!

Cost of the program is $350, tuition and payment plans are available. Click the button above to apply for tuition assistance or apply a payment plan.  

SPECIAL OFFER!!

Register now...Sign-up with a friend and save $50 each! For more info about redeeming special offer contact mail@wisefoolnm.org

 

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 
Sunday, August 27th - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday nights 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Saturdays, September 2nd and 9th - 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
PLUS: Saturday, September 16th -  final public build and rehearsal
Sunday, September 17th - procession and performance at AHA Festival
Wise Fool is proud to offer IGNITE! in collaboration with the AHA Festival of Progressive Arts and MAKE Space Santa Fe. This project is brought to the Railyard Park and Plaza due to the partnership with the Railyard Art Project, a program of the Railyard Park Conservancy.
IGNITE is funded in part by City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax; Frost Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works;  New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts; Just Woke Up Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation and our private and business sponsors.

A Night of One-Woman Shows at Wise Fool, purchase tickets here!

A Night of One-Woman Shows at Wise Fool, purchase tickets here!

Come see traveling performers, Ariel Schmidtke and Esther de Monteflores, perform alongside three fabulous local women. Five different performances will be featured in the entire show!

Saturday, June 10th at 8 PM, doors open at 7:30 PM

Wise Fool New Mexico Studio, tickets by donation

 

A Length of Rope Tour - A 501(c)(3) non-profit tour sponsored by Anchorage Community Works. This tour will circle the United States offering donation based performances and workshops across the country.

The show explores the significant choices we come to in life, with a rope and trapeze suspended on opposing sides of each intersection. These two circus apparatuses represent the struggle of choosing between different directions—be it a choice of place, identity, friendship, or love. There is no fourth wall in this show, spectators can see Schmidtke's hands tremble from physical exhaustion and some portions are performed among the audience members. The show invites spectators to project their own choices on the performance and explore for themselves their lost possibilities. 

Esther de Monteflores will be joining Schmidtke in New Mexico to present her newest show Tiny Cities.

 

Tiny Cities -  A 30-minute contemporary circus show featuring bread-filled wine glasses, cardboard-box juggling, life-sized pigeons, live costume changes and wire walking. An absurd and whimsical celebration of Columbia Livia, the common pigeon. Perched on a power line, windowsill or park bench, the pigeon is the wilderness in our cities, inviting us to change our perspective and see our homes in a new light.

The slackwire set-up forms the stage for Tiny Cities and evokes one of the most ubiquitous features of the urban landscape. Power lines. This show reinterprets the landscape that it is presented in, injecting the city with magic and possibility. Glancing overhead to see a pigeon sitting on a power line will never be the same again.

 

The Local Trio

Susie Perkins, 'The Lost Marbles'

Last year I came down with a fever that triggered my mind to “trip” for an extended period after. This piece theatricalizes select images and characters that came to me during that time.

Jasmine Quinsier,  'A Gift from the Sea'

Santa Fe native and performer at heart, Jasmine delves into beautiful creativity with a community of wonderful talent in Northern New Mexico. She smiles a lot because life is brilliant!

Kara Duval, 'Sunshine'

'Sunshine' is a coming of blood tale, in parts and moans.

Register now for BUST! 2017 Circus Intensive

Register now for BUST! 2017 Circus Intensive

BUST IS NOW FULL! Email studio@wisefoolnm.org to be placed on the waiting list.

BUST! is a 6-week intensive that uses circus disciplines, physical theater exercises, storytelling, and embodied discussion as a way to build community, explore notions of strength and dignity, examine femininity, deconstruct the gender binary, and uncover the richness of our full voices.

The intensive is open to all those who self-identify as women, trans* or gender- non conforming. All shapes, sizes, ages (16 – 70+), and backgrounds are welcome! Absolutely no circus, athletic or performance experience necessary. Classes take place in the evenings and on weekends, May 2oth – July 2nd. Tuition assistance is available.

As a culmination of this exploration, students create a show to be performed on June 30th and July 1st at the Wise Fool studio. No previous circus experience of any kind is required!!

Register now at: https://wisefool.frontdeskhq.com/courses/99447

Youth Programs – Summer Camp 2017 Register now!

Youth Programs – Summer Camp 2017 Register now!

Wee Kids Camp

One week only, June 19th -23rd

9:00 am to 1:30 pm, Ages 5-6, Cost $255

Register online: https://wisefool.frontdeskhq.com/events/2492516

Wee Kids camp is a half-day camp for youth ages 5 & 6 who want to learn to fly on the trapeze, walk tall on stilts, find their inner clown, make wearable art, and tumble their way into fun! Camp runs from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.

Este campamento de medio dia es para ninos de 5 y 6 anos quienes quieren aprender volar en el trapecio, caminar en zancos, encontror su propio payaso, hacer projectos de arte, y aprender acrobacia. El campamento dure de 9am a 1:30pm por una semana.

Summer Camp Session One (All levels) 

July 10th – July 21st, 9 am to 3:30 pm

Ages 7-13, Cost $525 (with aftercare 3:30 to 5:15 pm, $625)

Register online: https://wisefool.frontdeskhq.com/events/2492601

Wise Fool’s day camps are for youth who want to learn to fly on the trapeze, walk tall on stilts, find their inner clown, and tumble their way into fun! Youth learn amazing circus skills including stiltwalking, trapeze, juggling, aerial fabric, clowning, acrobatics, and puppetry – culminating in spectacular shows! The first session of Summer Camp is suitable for students entering grades 2nd – 7th, of all levels, no experience necessary. Camp runs from 9am to 3:30pm, and an aftercare option is available from 3:30 to 5pm. Snacks are provided, but students are expected to bring a bag lunch.

Este campamento is para ninos de 7 a 12 anos. Ellos aprenden habilidades fantasticos de circo como caminar en zancos, el trapecio, malabares, acrobacia, y hacer marionetas. Al fin de la sesion, los ninos muestran sus nuevos habilidades en un espectaculo para sus familias y amigos. Ningun experiencia necesario. El campamento va de 9am a 3:30pm, y hay la opcion de quedar hasta 5pm. Se proviene meriendas, pero ninos necesitan llevar su propio almuerzo.

 

Summer Camp Session Two (Continuing Level)

July 24th – August 4th , 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Ages 7-13, Cost $25 (with aftercare 3:30 to 5:15 pm, $625)

Register online: https://wisefool.frontdeskhq.com/events/2492551

The second session of Summer Camp is suitable for students aged 7-13 who have taken at least one session of summer camp or a session of Afterschool Fools, or have other previous circus experience.

Este campamento es para ninos de 7 a 12 anos que han tomado o otro sesion de campamento de verano de Wise Fool o que tienen otro experiencia con circo.

 

Apply for TUITION ASSISTANCE here: https://docs.google.com/a/wisefoolnm.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqZmTMF22VjVHHL1k19iw_4E6kdOfW12WfdoMskVfYHbs2OQ/viewform

If you have questions or need help registering please call 505-992-2588 or email youth@wisefoolnm.org

 

Wise Fool’s SeeSaw at The Ringling Museum!

Wise Fool’s SeeSaw at The Ringling Museum!

Wise Fool New Mexico is excited to be bringing our outdoor spectacle production SeeSaw to the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota Florida! Four performances of SeeSaw will be featured in their New Stages Series February 17 and 18th. For more information visit the Ringling Museum online at: https://www.ringling.org/

Or click thru here to read more about SeeSaw http://wisefoolnewmexico.org/see-saw/

SeeSaw