Bread and Puppet Theater comes to Wise Fool

Bread and Puppet Theater comes to Wise Fool

Bread and Puppet Theater comes to Wise Fool in Santa Fe, Friday, November 16th with The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus, a large-scale puppet spectacle that explains and teaches riot and rebellion against intolerable situations with the help of state of the art paper-maché weaponry and the appropriate riotous Bread and Puppet Brass Band.

Bread and Puppet comes to Santa Fe as part of a 14 week tour across the country and back with The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus and The Basic Byebye Show.

After the performance Bread and Puppet will serve its famous free sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread and Puppet’s “Cheap Art” – books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread and Puppet Press – will be for sale.

Friday, November 16, 7PM Bread and Puppet Presents The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus at Wise Fool, 1131 Siler Rd B, Santa Fe, NM.

Saturday morning, November 17th, 9AM – 12 PM, the Bread and Puppet company will lead a workshop in the ancient street theater form, “Cantastoria,” focusing on its applications for powerful, portable activist street performance. Participants are encourage to bring something that makes noise: car keys, trumpet, egg beater, paper bag, etc.

Admission for both events is by donation -- $10-$25 suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Second Annual Fall Cabaret

Second Annual Fall Cabaret

Join Wise Fool's advanced students, professional performers, teachers, and youth for the second annual Fall Cabaret.Come be dazzled by their performances, including aerial hoop, silks, unicycling, trapeze, puppets and more!

When: Saturday, September 29 4PM for a family friendly matinee and 8PM for an evening cabaret*.

Where: Wise Fool Studio, 1131 Siler Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507

Tickets: Admission is $10-15 (sliding scale) for adults and $5 for kids (12 and under) and will be available for purchase 3 weeks before the event. Doors open half hour before show time. Tickets at the door are subject to availability.

All proceeds support Wise Fool's programming for youth and adults in our studio, in the public schools, and beyond!

 

 

 

*Our evening show may contain some adult themes.

Fall Class Session — Including new Sliding Scale Classes

Fall Class Session — Including new Sliding Scale Classes

We are thrilled to announce two new sliding scale classes: Gentle Aerials and Circus Foundations for ages 10+, as well as our fall session of teen/adult classes which starts August 27th. See the class schedule below or see our studio classes page for more details.

New! Gentle Aerials Class.
Three-week pilot class that will run August 13th, 20th, and 27th from 1 – 2pm.
This class is designed for people who would like to have an experience in circus-style aerial arts and would like to take it slow. It is appropriate for all levels, including people with intellectual disability, older folks (65+ very welcome!), people with injuries, and people of all sizes and physical fitness levels. There is a small student to teacher ratio allowing students to work at their own paces. To make this class accessible to students of all income levels, we ask that students pay what they can afford between $5 and $20.

New! Circus Foundations for ages 10+
Want to get a well-rounded circus experience? This drop-in, donation based class is for you! This class will include stilt-walking, Rolla bolla, walking globe, juggling, basic tumbling and partner acro. Absolutely no experience necessary, suitable for folks ages 10 and up. Suggested donation $5 – $15 but no one turned away for lack of funds.

Fall Schedule of Classes
Students ages 13+

Registration for Afterschool Programs Now Open!

Registration for Afterschool Programs Now Open!

Registration for Afterschool Fools and Wee Kids Fall 2018 open now!

And Youth Aerials Drop-In on Saturdays!

Wise Fool has offered afterschool classes for local youth since 2004! Afterschool classes include instruction in aerial fabric, trapeze, stilt-walking, clowning, unicycling, juggling, acrobatics & more!

 

Fall 2018 Session Runs August 27 to December 7

 

Wee Kids for Pre-K, Fridays 3:30-4:30pm
Wee Kids for Kinder/1st, Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30pm
Circus Exploration for grades 2nd - 6th, Mondays or Wednesdays 3:30 - 5pm
Take it to the Stage for grades 3rd - 7th, Tuesdays AND Thursdays, 3:30 - 5pm
Youth Aerials for ages 6 - 12; runs on an ongoing basis, Mixed Levels, Saturdays 10 - 11:15am (come on in, drop-ins welcome! Check the studio calendar to see when classes are happening).
NEW! Circus Play for Families Tuesdays 10-11:30am. Circus jam where parents and children (ages 2-6) play in the circus together! Families get to try stilt-walking, juggling, tumbling, partner acrobatics, hoola hoops, aerial fabric, and trapeze in a safe and supportive environment. This class is an open studio format where Wise Fool coaches will be on hand to support family play and experimentation.

 

Tuition assistance is available. Please email Alanna Herrera at youth@wisefoolnm.org or call 505.992.2588 with any questions.

Youth in Wise Fool Studio by Anne Staveley

Summer Wheels Festival!

Summer Wheels Festival!

Join us at Wise Fool Studio on June 24th from 4:30 to 7:15pm as part of the Summer Wheels Festival!

Free Circus Shows every hour & "Try It Yourself" Circus Open House.

PLUS: Frito Pie and Bake Sale to raise funds for the Wise Fool Teens to attend the first National Social Circus Exchange in Chicago this August!!

Join us for dazzling circus spectacle outdoors in the parking lot and inside our studio!

Try your hand at circus skills like unicycling and juggling taught by our teens and professional coaches!

All activities FREE for all ages

Click HERE for more information about the full event.

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BUST! 2018 Performances

BUST! 2018 Performances

Performances by the incredibly talented and dedicated students of the 2018 BUST! circus intensive.

 

BUST! circus performance smashes social barriers while strengthening community! Incredibly dedicated students support each other to new heights of physical and emotional expression through circus arts and transformative storytelling. Come explore notions of strength and watch performers re-envision the world around us and the ways we make art. BUST! students perform partner acrobalance, trapeze, aerial fabric, stilt-walking, clowning, and physical theater! Inspiring us all to overcome our fears, take on individual and societal challenges, and to let our vulnerable, strong, expressive selves shine.

 

Dates:
Friday, July 6th at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 7th, shows at 2pm and 7:30pm

 

Location:
Wise Fool New Mexico
1131-B Siler Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87507

 

Admission:
Adults (Sliding Scale) : $10-$15
Youth (under 12) : $5

Tickets available HERE

 

May contain some adult content.

 

Since 2002, every year we have amazing folks explore circus disciplines in a 7-week intensive workshop. Women, trans*, and gender nonconforming folks of ages 16+ join together to challenge themselves and support each other. Many participants may come to this program with little or no experience in circus or performance, and they work together to create powerful, awe-inspiring, and often hilarious acts that express their own unique, embodied voices.

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Wise Fool is Juggling a lot!

Wise Fool is Juggling a lot!
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Have you ever wanted to learn how to juggle? Of course you have! Now is your chance.

 

To show our appreciation to our community for your amazing support (we are past the halfway point in our $7,500 matching grant fundraiser!!), we will be hosting a special Facebook Live Intro to Juggling tutorial!

 

Tune in Thursday, June 14th at 7:00pm for a 15 minute juggling class that will get you started throwing and then catching and then throwing again more objects than you have hands . . . that's juggling! So grab your computer and three non-breakable objects that fit in your hands (examples include tennis balls or sturdy oranges) and join in!

 

Click HERE to join out juggling Facebook event!

 

Why juggling? Well, Wise Fool is juggling a lot!

 

We’ve grown so much in the past few years, and have stepped up to meet the community demand for our exciting programs. Now a wonderful donor has stepped up with a $7,500 matching grant. Donate now and your gift will be doubled!

 

Your contribution helps us continue to strengthen and lift up our community through circus, puppetry, theater and powerful programming. Thank you!

 

Click HERE to donate today!

 

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Want to learn more juggling? Come to juggling class at Wise Fool, Tuesday evening at 5:30pm.

LAVA Brooklyn presents A Goddessy

LAVA Brooklyn presents A Goddessy

Saturday, May 12th 7pm &  Sunday May 13th 4pm $5 - $15

Feminist acrobatic on tour to Wise Fool! Plus a special opportunity for you to be a part of the show.

LAVA presents A Goddessey, our feminist survival story that journeys through landscapes emotional and geologic carrying a transmuting traveler from a bleak and blurry patriarchal present into a rainbow colored feminist future with the help of ancestors geologic and otherwise. A Goddessey is the synthesis, culmination, and explosion of 15 years of earth-moving feminist acrobatic dance by LAVA.

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

Don't just wanna watch the show? Come be a part of it as well with

FREE Acrobatic Dance & Performance Workshops with LAVA Brooklyn

Sunday May 6th 2 - 5pm  or Wednesday May 9th, 5:30 - 9pm

Visiting performance group LAVA is hosting two FREE workshop in feminist acrobatic dance for adults and youth over 12 years on Sunday May 6th, 2 - 5pm and Wednesday May 9th, 5:30 - 8pm. LAVA performers will share their skills and help participants create a short performance that workshop participants will perform with LAVA at Wise Fool. Participants are welcome to come to either or both workshops.

Participants in the Sunday workshop will perform on Sunday May 13th at 4pm and participants in the Wednesday workshop will perform on Saturday, May 12th at 7pm. All genders and all levels of experience.

Email Sarah@lavabrooklyn.org to sign up

Registration now open for BUST!

Registration now open for BUST!

Join us for this life-changing experience. A seven-week intensive for women, trans* and gender non-conforming folks.

May 19 -July 8th, 2018. An annual program since 2002.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

BUST! is a 7-week intensive that uses:

  • circus disciplines, (aerials, partner acrobatics, stilt walking, object manipulation)
  • physical theater and clowning
  • storytelling, puppetry and art making
  • embodied discussion

as a way to:

  • explore notions of strength and dignity
  • build community
  • 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+), and backgrounds are welcome! Absolutely no circus, athletic or performance experience necessary. Classes take place in the evenings and on Saturdays, May 19th – July 8th.

As a culmination of this journey, students create a show to be performed on July 6th and 7th at the Wise Fool studio. No previous circus experience of any kind is required!!

In order to make the program accessible to as many people as possible, this year the course will be offered on a sliding scale $200 – $900. When you register, you will be asked to pay a $200 deposit and then fill out a questionnaire to determine where you best fit on the sliding scale. In some instances we may be able to provide work trade or full tuition assistance. Please email studio@wisefoolnm.org if the $200 is a barrier to your enrollment.