Wise Fool Event Entertainment: Call for Performers

Wise Fool is looking to hire performers for our event entertainment troupe! Throughout the year, Wise Fool is hired to provide entertainment in the community and at events/galas around Santa Fe & New Mexico. 
If you’d like to share your skills, whether it be up in the air (aerials) or on the ground (unicycling, juggling, acro and more) outside of the Wise Fool studio, this is the way! These are typically paid events with the performer getting paid anywhere from $85 to $200 depending on the skill and whether it is ambient/roving entertainment or acts. 

Wise Fool is looking for acrobats, contortionists, stilters, unicyclists, jugglers, stilt walkers, aerialist and more!

If you are interested, please fill out: https://forms.gle/aUocQ1GhJQoHDKuD7.

If you have any questions, please reach out to alishiya@wisefoolnm.org .

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Summer Class Schedule

Summer Class Session Continued!

Join us for another 6-week class session!

Flexibility and Handstands with Elise are now session based and will no longer allow drop-in's.
This means that you must register for the entire 6-week session ($85/Session class).

Every other class will continue to allow drop-in's, however, you are still required to register online to reserve your spot in class.

Thank you and happy training!

Summer Class Schedule

BUST! 2021 Registration is Open!

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July 17- August 1
An annual program

BUST! 2021 will be a 2-week intensive open to all self-identifying women, gender non-conforming and transgender. Participants will experience a journey of embodiment, self-discovery, creative & expressive exploration, & community building, while skill-building in the following areas: stiltwalking, puppetry, object manipulation, clown, aerials arts, & social justice workshops. All sizes, ages (16+), & backgrounds are welcome! No circus, athletic or performance experience necessary. Classes meet on Sat (1-5 pm)-Sun (12-3 pm) & Tues-Thurs (6-9 pm). Oriana Lee is the Director.

An Invitation into Solidarity with India

Hey Wise Fool Community,

I am sharing this with support from Wise Fool and the other Co-executive Directors. It is Wise Fool’s mission to uplift the needs in our community and engage with the world with the lens of social justice.


If we haven’t met before, my name is Alishiya Kapoor, an Indian-American living in Santa fe for the past four years and a Co-executive Director at Wise Fool. I’m reaching out to invite you into solidarity with India. If you have ever benefited from the culture, traditions, resources of India (used turmeric, drank chai!), I invite you into action during India's COVID Crisis.


What I’ve learned from being here is that Santa Fe is known as a space for healing and wellness. Many of these wellness spaces are focused on yoga, ayurveda practices, meditation and other modalities that are rooted in the indigenous teachings of South Asia, founded and professionalized by black and brown people. Yoga, at its heart, is collective liberation. As Susanna Barkataki states in her book Embrace Yoga Roots: “When you practice yoga ethics, you make a strong commitment for love, for peace, for justice and for care of ourselves, each other, all beings and the world.”


How are you supporting India during the current COVID Humanitarian crisis? There are 320,000 new cases a day with close to 200,000 deaths and counting.


This is a call to action:

  • Donate
  • Use your platform to share information about what is going on
  • Consider ways of centering South Asian voices and teachings when engaging with the culture, traditions and resources of India
  • Please reach out if you need suggestions on where to start this journey
  • Call your Legislators
  • Write to your representatives urging for aid to be sent to India as well as vaccine support Find your Legislator here: https://www.nmlegis.gov/members/find_my_legislator


    I hope you are willing to engage in this conversation in the spirit of yoga- integrity, honesty, ahimsa (accountability) and satya (truth-telling).


    You can find more info on this issue, including places to donate, IG accounts to follow and other ways to participate:

Yard Sale May 15 and 16!

Wise Fool's Fundraiser Yard Sale

Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, 2021
10AM - 2 PM
Wise Fool Studios
1131 Siler Road Suite B
Santa Fe, NM

As part of our Spring Fundraising Campaign, we are holding a Fundraising Yard Sale!

We are looking for donations to the sale in items such as clothes, toys, furniture and cool things! We also are needing volunteers to make things for the bake sale and to help out during the sale! Finally, we need everyone to come take these awesome items off our hands on May 15 and 16!

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Wise Fool's Other Community Days

Community Day

Join Wise Fool for our Community Days! Several days throughout the year to bring our community together in visioning and inspiring change.

Community Days:
Martin Luther King's Day - January 18, 2021
World Circus Day and Earth Day - April 24, 2021
Indigenous People's Day - October 11, 2021

COVID Safety at Wise Fool

As Wise Fool is beginning to invite the public back into our studio, we have updated our policies and procedures to maintain safety for everyone who comes in.

 
Below are the updates that we have made to our facility, policies and procedures to keep you
and/or your child safer while training with us:

  • Wearing a mask at all times. Face coverings should fit snugly over the face, cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin.
  • Taking temperatures of everyone upon arrival to the studio.
  • Maintaining Social Distance in the studio.
  •  
    We ask that you do the following while you are at Wise Fool New Mexico:

  • Wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds as you enter the building.
  • Wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds after you sneeze or cough into your elbow.
  • Refrain from touching your face.
  • Wear a mask at all times. Face coverings should fit snugly over the face, cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin.
  • Maintain a minimum of 6’ social distance from anyone not in your “pod”.
  • Use a touchless greeting.

     
    Refund Policy Due to COVID:
    We do not guarantee refunds for any cancellations for any reasons.

     
    Questions? Email Kristen at kristen@wisefoolnm.org or call (505) 206-0160.

    Visit the document below to see our safety assessment that has guided our policies and procedures.

  • Circus Community Day – April 24 2021

    Wise Fool's World Circus Day and Earth Day Celebration

    Saturday, April 24, 2021
    12-2 PM
    Wise Fool Studios
    1131 Siler Road Suite B
    Santa Fe, NM

    We will be gathering safely in our parking lot to celebrate World Circus Day and Earth Day! We are going to host a juggle jam and hangout so we can connect with our community and share the magic of circus! We will also be enjoying this beautiful spring on our breathtaking planet, Earth. We would love to have you join Co-Directors Alishiya, Oriana and Kristen for this fun circus jam! Feel free to call ahead at 505-992-2588. Contact oriana@wisefoolnm.org for more details.

    Virtual Celebration - Call for Videos!

    To Celebrate World Circus Day, we are making a video compilation of our community juggling! Please submit your juggling video to us and we will add it to our fun video that we will share on social media on April 17, world circus day! We ask that you please submit videos to kristen@wisefoolnm.org buy April 15.

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    Check out this example from last year's celebration:

    Wise Fool's Other Community Days

    Community Day

    Join Wise Fool for our Community Days! Several days throughout the year to bring our community together in visioning and inspiring change.

    Community Days:
    Martin Luther King's Day - January 18, 2021
    World Circus Day and Earth Day - April 24, 2021
    Indigenous People's Day - October 11, 2021

    Online Flexibility Intensive

    Are you ready to achieve your flexibility goals? Elise and Lisa (Duo Elisa) have got you covered! Join us for our fun and challenging Virtual Flexibility Intensive!  Gain flexibility from your living room – all classes are offered over Zoom. Flexibility is a great compliment for aerial and ground work. For 4 weeks we will be offering 4 hours of flexibility a week – Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evening from April 20 to May 11.  We are also going to be offering free Open Training time to participants in our studio. That is 20 hours of stretching! This intensive is suitable for all levels- anyone age 14+ is welcome. The intensive only costs $120. For more information or email andrea@wisefoolnm.org! register here: 
    https://wisefool.pike13.com/courses/262652