Elevate! Adult Circus Intensive Jan 2 – 13!

ELEVATE is personal fitness through circus skills in a supportive, challenging, body positive and gender-equal environment. Get your new year's workout off the ground with a 2-week, circus-based fitness intensive led by Wise Fool's professional circus artists.

You'll become familiar with:
Aerial Fabric, Trapeze, Partner Acrobatics, Stilts, Object manipulation, Clowning, Unicycling and Conditioning.

Workshop fee is $350.
No previous experience required!

Classes are 5 days a week in the evening and weekend.

Click here for more info and registration.

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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!

Winter Workshops with Wise Fool!

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Wise Fool is offering a series of workshops this winter to offer you new opportunities to learn circus! !
 

We are offering a series of fun and engaging circus workshops from coaches in the Wise Fool community! Please join us for these opportunities to learn intensively from experts in circus arts.

Every Spring and Winter we offer a series of workshops in order to provide new opportunities to try new skills with new coaches and ulitamtely elevate the circus in Santa Fe! Please join us.

More details on individual workshops can be found below:

 

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This class is suitable for folks at all levels who want to better understand how their body works, set stretching goals, develop active flexibility and increase range of motion. This is a perfect complement to aerial and acrobalance classes. No experience necessary.

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This workshop is an invitation to learn hula hoop movements and explore being in your body with a prop. Learn basic and beginner hula hooping tricks and learn hooping sequences to see how different skills can be linked. We'll then take these movements and sequences to explore creative exercises to develop your own flow (sequences) combining hoop tricks and body movements. Explore hooping movement in a safe and open environment for beginners or those who want a refresher.

About Coach Alishiya:
Alishiya (She/Her/Hers) is a South Asian and Dominican queer woman working as the the co-executive director of Wise Fool New Mexico. In her experience with movement and the wellness community, Alishiya values moving with the seasons, being in community and coming back to the self. She dreams of creating spaces that allow others to just be, slow down, and reimagine our worlds. She started her circus training in 2021 with hula hooping and began training with Wise Fool in 2016, performing in CircAspire and BUST! She is also a wanderer, lover of crochet, macrame, and creating for and with others!

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Laban Movement and Elemental Play Workshop, with Sarah-Jane Moody
Saturday, November 19th, 2p-5p
Sunday, November 20th, 10a-12:30p
Wise Fool Studios
$100- for both days
Join for a weekend workshop as we explore some of the fundamentals in physical theatre with the Laban Movement Analysis and Elemental Play.
Laban: The aim of the study is to break down how movement can be expressed into it's simplest forms, allowing the performer to call upon themselves to develop character and new ways to move through time and space. Using tools like direction, weight, tempo, and flow, we will explore, with guts and glory, a different way to play.
Elemental play: Some foundational aspects of physical theatre include observation, connection, and deep listening. Being in touch with our surroundings and drawing from the elements of earth, wind, fire, and water, to help expand our movement vocabulary, find character, and embody a more curious and balanced presence, on stage and off.
We'll combine these two explorations into a deeper awakening of movement.
It will be fun and we will PLAY.
No experience necessary. All levels welcome. For actors, dancers, circus performers, or anyone who is curious about movement.
With questions, call: 505-577-2846

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We will create from scratch a small work-in-progress performance through the exploration of the elements of live performance - space and architecture, movement and gesture, sound, light, text, tension and rhythm. We’ll explore a creative performance process that follows several premises, namely: Form informs content and content informs form; All the elements of the stage have equal value in telling a story; and, community and collaboration are key to artistic development. Come with or without a plan or prompt!

Bread and Puppet are coming to Santa Fe!

Wise Fool is thrilled to host Bread and Puppet's show - The Apocalypse Defiance Circus!
 

Come see their show at Wise Fool's studio on Tuesday, November 15th, at 7:30pm! The ticekts are $20-$40 sliding scale and they will sell out so get them asap!

 

The circus is coming! The circus is coming! Bread & Puppet Theater makes a rare cross-country tour this fall 2022. With performances coast to coast, from New York to Seattle, Los Angeles to New Orleans, the iconic political puppet theater company brings Our Domestic Resurrection Circus: Apocalypse Defiance to over 50 cities and towns. Fifty-two years ago Bread & Puppet Theater performed Our Domestic Resurrection Circus for the first time at Goddard College in Plainfield, VT. Since then, this capacious and provocative title has served as the basis of annual spectacles that generations of audiences have come to rely on for satire and celebration in the face of intolerable circumstances. This year, B&P will take up the tradition again, albeit with a timely subtitle: The Apocalypse Defiance Circus.
 

The show, says Schumann, is “in response to our totally unresurrected capitalist situation, not only the hundreds of thousands of unnecessarily sacrificed pandemic victims but our culture’s unwillingness to recognize Mother Earth’s revolt against our civilization. Since we earthlings do not live up to our earthling obligations, we need resurrection circuses to yell against our own stupidity.”
 

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

When: Tuesday, November 15th at 7:30pm

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

Tickets: $20-$40

All ticket sales support Bread and Puppet on their national tour!

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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!

Spring Cabaret and Street Fair!

Roots - Wise Fool's Spring Cabaret and Street Fair!

 

Our community of performers and students will be participating in a Wise Fool tradition - the Cabaret! Our acts will be focusing on the idea of roots, and will be designed to entertain and wow our audiences. Come and see what Wise Fool is all about - stunning circus performances in stilt walking, aerial acrobatics and more!

 

When: Saturday, May 28 at 6pm and Sunday, May 29 at 4pm
Where: In-studio at Wise Fool New Mexico and Virtually (line sent the day of event)
Tickets: $15-$10 (presale 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!

Join us also at our Community Street Fair
When Sunday, May 29 - 12:30 - 3:30 pm
The street fair will be a fun community event with circus, activities, a raffle and community in circus! We will have activity booths and circus performances in the street throughout the fair, including ambient performances and aerial acrobatics on our aerial rig. We will be inviting our whole community to join us!

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