Welcome to the Mycroverse! A NEW Circus Production.

We invite you to enter into an alternate reality where mycelium flourish in symbiotic relationality with the natural world and elements. This utopian existence is soon threatened with the arrival of the alluring, yet destructive atomic mushroom race and its penchant for greed, violence and extraction to fuel its insatiable appetite. This performance provides a stirring metaphor for Western colonialism and its ongoing destructive impact the world over, particularly on Indigenous peoples and communities, with special emphasis on nuclear colonialism in New Mexico.
 
Since Fall of 2022, Wise Fool has been working on the production of a new Circus Show! This will be our first show since the Pandemic and we are delighted to return to sharing the circus arts with our community! Our cast of professional artists has been working collaboratively to generate this show this spring. The show will feature stilt walking, acrobatics, juggling, slackline and aerial acrobat feats.

Show Dates

All shows are held at Wise Fool New Mexico's Performing Arts Space
Friday, May 12th Opening night at 7pm
Saturday, May 13th show at 2pm and 6pm
Sunday, May 14th show at 4pm

Ticket Pricing

Tickets are sold on a scale to ensure accessibility by our community to the circus arts.

Ring Master - $50.00 (This ticket is for those who would like to further support the cast, production and for others who would like to financially support others to see the show at a lower cost! We'll even reserve a seat for you front and center!) ONLY 20 Tickets Available.

Aerialist - $35.00 (This ticket price is at the true value of the cost of the show, it supports the cast and the productions crew

Acrobat - $25.00 (The value of the ticket goes to supporting the cast at a reduced rate)

Juggler - $15.00 (Reduced Ticket Price for Adults)

Puppeteers- Youth Ticket - $10.00 (Mats will be laid out. We encourage all youth to sit on the mats)

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Flow: Participatory Procession for the Rio Chiquito

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remembering our way to a livable future

JOIN a Vibrant Participatory Procession to return water to the Rio Chiquito (now Water Street), help generate a current of celebration, memory and the possibility of water. Featuring local artists, giant puppets, music, dance, mural art, street theatre, poetry, and YOU!

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When: Saturday, June 10th from 9:30am – 11:30am
Where: Gather @ Alameda & Paseo de Peralta - flowing down Water St to SF River at Guadalupe and closing in De Vargas Park
FREE: all are welcome - join anywhere along the route!

What to Bring/Wear:
Please wear blue, green and/or white. Bring water to drink and to return to the Santa Fe River.
Sign Up if you’d like to wear a giant puppet or assist with safety.

FREE Community Art Workshops:
Drop in for all or part at Wise Fool NM - 1131B Siler Rd, Santa Fe.
May 27 - 11am to 3pm
June 3 - 11am to 3pm

Together we’ll seed our collective imaginations with art, magic, and awe, as we grow awareness and action towards positive change.

What is FLOW and Why are we doing it??
FLOW is an awakening to what was, what is, and what could be, marking the Rio Chiquito’s path (now Water Street), and unfolding the history of what was once a major water source for the city’s flora, fauna, and agriculture.

FLOW is a procession of giant puppets, street theatre, music, poetry, dance and ceremony running from the source Spring at the northwest corner of Paseo de Peralta and Alameda, following the Rio Chiquito (now Water Street) to its confluence with the Santa Fe River near the Guadalupe Church.

FLOW offers free public arts workshops May 27 and June 3 at Wise Fool NM, (1131 B Siler Road) to engage, educate and inspire all community members about Santa Fe’s water and water history. At these workshops, we’ll share histories of the Rio Chiquito and the Santa Fe River as inspiration for puppets, banners, movement and poetry about water and the Rio Chiquito. Resulting artworks will inhabit the procession, coming to life as we community members wear, dance, speak and sing our relationship to the waters.

FLOW Sponsors: Santa Fe Watershed Association, Wise Fool NM, The City of Santa Fe, McCune Foundation, In The Family Way, ArtSmart, and individual donors

“For many of us, water simply flows from a faucet... We have lost a sense of respect for the wild river, for the complex workings of a wetland, for the intricate web of life that water supports.”
Sandra Postel, Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity

FLOW features :
The Partzani Band!
Street Mural by Autumn Gomez
Hyda Maria Dougherty offering a water blessing
Historical placemaking Cantastoria performed by Sarah Jane Moody with Juliana Ciano on accordion!
Poets Bianca Barela and Chasity Salvador
Dierdre Morris and dancers!
YUCCA Youth Climate Activists
The All Species Day "We Are All In The Same Boat"!
Madi Sato water songs
The Aztec Dancers
Wise Fool Stilters, Giant Puppets and Unicyclers!
Interactive Clown Brigade!
Axle Art truck wheat pasted with river art and poetry by 3rd and 4th graders!
PLUS art made by participants in FLOW’s FREE public artmaking workshops

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Purchase Tickets for our Spring Cabaret!


This April Fools, join Wise Fool performers, coaches and students for a playful, family friendly evening of circus arts, trickery, foolery, and all around fun during our annual Spring Cabaret. This captivating evening, showcasing a variety of artists and different disciplines is one that you won’t want to miss!
When: April 1st 5pm
Where: Wise Fool 1131 Siler Rd B, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Tickets: $15-$10 (Pre-sale for Adults), $5 for youth; $20 at the door on day of show. (No one turned away for lack of funds)

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

Youth Auditions for ReUnite 2023: A Wise Fool Production

YOUTH AUDITION NOTICE: ReUnite 2023 

Registration deadline: February 24, 2023

Auditions: February 26, 2023 (11:30am-1pm ensemble audition and 1-4:30pm individual auditions)

Rehearsal & Performance Dates: To be announced soon for 3-4 performances in Early May

Direction Team: Christina M. Castro, PhD (Taos & Jemez Pueblo) and Wise Fool Directors

Call: We are looking for circus performers, acrobats, dancers, and performers with experience in physical theater. Experienced performers of all races, genders, body types, and abilities are encouraged to audition. Indigenous performers are encouraged to audition. Please come prepared to show us a 5-7 minute act. See FAQs.

Sign Up: Reserve a spot at https://forms.gle/my2criPu7GxT1WbJ8

PLEASE NOTE - YOUTH AUDITIONS FOR 7-18 YEARS OLD

Concept: This will be an emotional and activating performance exploring the ongoing story of colonialism and dehumanization of Indigenous peoples and rematriation, the process of reconnecting with our original mother and indigenous lead movements.

Contact: Alishiya@wisefoolnm.org with any questions

FAQs

Q: Do you want to see a full act or a quick demonstration of what I can do?

A: You have 5-7 minutes to give us an idea of the kind of artist you are in relation to your chosen apparatus / skill. We will be looking for artistry, technical ability, presence, quality of movement, and your ability to connect with the audience (in this case, us!). Please use your time slot in whatever way you think will best help us understand what you do.

Q: I am unable to be at the audition in Santa Fe, but I’d still like to audition! Can I send in an audition tape?

A: Yes. Please email 2-3 videos of your performances to alishiya@wisefoolnm.org by Friday, February 24, and we will consider you. (Sooner is better!) Please also include a video of a brief physical improvisation on the themes laid out in the concept section above. We are happy to consider you, but please keep in mind that your presence at the audition is strongly encouraged.

Q: I would like to show you multiple skills at my audition. Will I have enough time?

A: Please let us know what you would like to show us and whether you are able to audition with multiple skills in a row, and we will allow extra time for you. Ex: I have prepared a juggling act and a trapeze act and can audition with them both in the same time slot.

Q: I am auditioning as part of a duo/trio/group. Is that ok?

A: Yes, please just let us know. You will not be allowed extra time for group acts unless you will be showing us multiple skills. (see previous Q&A above)

Q: I am a local artist but I’m unable to be at the audition. Could I come in another time?

A: We may be able to work with you. Please contact us!

Q: It is difficult to set up the equipment I need to show you my act. How can I audition?

A: Please send us a video of an act using your apparatus. You will still be given an audition slot so you can come in and we can meet you.

Wise Fool Seeking Administrative Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Administrative Assistant’s main responsibility is to maintain the day to day operations of the Wise Fool office and front desk. The Administrative Assistant will be working closely with all three Directors while also supporting the administrative team by performing tasks related to the organization.

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Purchase Tickets for our Winter Cabaret!

Join Wise Fool Performers, Coaches and students for our most dazzling cabaret of the year! Our Winter Cabaret is the most attended by families and friends looking to be inspired by the magic of circus. Join us for this end of the year celebration in a culimation of the skills that our community dedicated themselves to. This time will surely be an event to bring warmth and cheer as we enjoy winter!

When: Saturday, December 17 at 5PM
Where: Wise Fool Studio (1131 Siler Rd. B)
Tickets: $15-$10 (Pre-sale for Adults), $5 for youth; $20 at the door on day of show. (No one turned away for lack of funds)
All ticket sales support Wise Fool's programming for youth and adults in our studio, in the public schools, and beyond!

Come join us for our Fall Cabaret, Starry Illusion!


Wise Fool is thrilled to announce our upcoming Fall Cabaret: Starry Illusions!
Join us September 24th for two delightfully surreal performances: a family-friendly matinee at 2pm. Part of our seasonal calendar of events, our cabarets showcase the incredible talents of Wise Fool students and coaches as they share their circus arts with the community.
Be amazed by aerialists, acrobats, clowns, and more through visions of Starry Illusions! Our acts will explore Sci-Fi scenes through dreams and nightmares in a circus journey you won’t soon forget!

When: Saturday, September 24 at 2PM

Where: Wise Fool Studio (1131 Siler Rd. B)

Tickets: $15-$10 (Pre-sale for Adults), $5 for youth; $20 at the door on day of show. (No one turned away for lack of funds)

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