Flynn Creek Circus 2019 Tour "Out of Hat"
Jun
8
to Sep 14

Flynn Creek Circus 2019 Tour "Out of Hat"

2019 tour ‘Out of Hat’

Touring from June to September 2019

June 10-14-Ukiah Camp, Giorno Park

June 14-16- ‘Out of Hat’, Ukiah, CA

June 19-21- Morgan Hill day camp

June 20-23- ‘Out of Hat’, Morgan Hill, CA

June 26-30-Mendocino Camp, Friendship Park

July 2-6- ‘Out of Hat’, Mendocino, CA

July 8-12- TBA camp

July 11-14- ‘Out of Hat’, TBA, CA

July 18-21- ‘Out of Hat’, TBA, CA

July 25-28- ‘Out of Hat’, Sausalito, CA

Aug 1-4- ‘Out of Hat’, Santa Rosa, CA

Aug 8-11- ‘Out of Hat’, Point Arena, CA

Aug 15-18- ‘Out of Hat’, TBA, CA

Aug 22-25- ‘Out of Hat’, TBA, CA

Aug 30- Sept 2- ‘Out of Hat’, Fort Bragg, CA

Sept 5-8- ‘Out of Hat’, Fortuna, CA

Sept 12-15- ‘Out of Hat’, Corvallis, OR

More dates coming soon!

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Circus Zyair 2019 UK Tour
Feb
5
to Jun 7

Circus Zyair 2019 UK Tour

Circus Zyair is proud to present a colourful and action packed hour and a half show with high energy acts from all over the world. The 2019 tour is a dazzling combination of circus, music and laughter. With a heated big top, comfy seating and an electric atmosphere from start to finish Circus Zyair promises to be a truly magical experience for the whole family.

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Phantasm 2017: Halloween with Vau de Vire Society
Oct
28
to Oct 29

Phantasm 2017: Halloween with Vau de Vire Society

Opel & Vau de Vire present : Phantasm 2017 - The Hall of Mirrors

Halloween in San Francisco is at it's best within the massive haunted castle setting of the legendary Armory for Phantasm. It's Music, it's Art, it's Performance, it's Spectacle, it's Big, it's Intimate, it's Kinky, it's Sexy and it's back for year 3 to give you and friends an amazing night.

What will you see in the Hall of Mirrors? Take a peek: https://vimeo.com/229797314

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Lagunitas Beer Circus - Petaluma
Oct
21
12:00 PM12:00

Lagunitas Beer Circus - Petaluma

  • Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds and Event Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • 2 stages of entertainment! With 100+ performers providing freaktacular entertainment including; All Star bands and once in a lifetime collaborations of national and local acts! Plus burlesque, side show acts, aerialists and other things that cannot be un-seen!
  • COSTUME CONTEST with prizes!
  • Midway games and prizes!! Face painters!
  • "Sue-Va-Neer" schwag item!
  • Unique one of a kind beers from Lagunitas!
  • First pour of delicious libations from Lagunitas Brewing Company!
  • Access to food trucks galore and plenty of guest breweries!
  • Additional Beers will be available for sale onsite with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Petaluma Phoenix Center!

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO RUN OFF AND JOIN THE CIRCUS, SHOW UP IN YOUR BEST COSTUMES!!!

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Flynn Creek Circus
Jun
18
to Sep 18

Flynn Creek Circus

Amelia is absolutely honored to be fulfilling a lifelong dream of running away with the circus! And not just any circus: Flynn Creek Circus.

Flynn Creek Circus was founded in 2002 by Blaze Birge and Nick Schwartz. Gathering talent from multiple artistic genres, the show began with a firm foundation in circus production but also featured strong musicians, actors and visual artists. Some of the original contributing cast members included: Peter Adeney, Samantha Bird, Emily Park, Tony Camarda, Carl Donavan, Jaron Hollander, David Jones, Nettie Lane, Henry Ledyard, Jeff Laughlin, Mike Luperello and many other fine artists. After several years, Nick Schwartz left the circus to focus exclusively on Flynn Creek Pottery. About the same time in 2006, Blaze Birge and David Jones took their first outside contract with their double trapeze act ‘Daring Jones Duo’.

Since then Flynn Creek Circus has persevered as an events’ based production company and continues to offer opportunity to artists.
Flynn Creek Circus has influenced the advent of several new arts organizations in the Mendocino County area including: Mendocino Center for Circus Arts, Stars and the Mendocino Dance Project.
Our mission is to radically inspire audiences by demonstrating disciplined artistic and athletic risk.
We pride ourselves on a commitment to innovation and a tradition of quality. Customized services ranging from single acts to full scale entertainment productions are our specialty. Please contact us for more information on how we can contribute to your event!

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Bucko: Whaleman!
Jun
10
to Jun 23

Bucko: Whaleman!

  • San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Antic in a Drain Presents the World Premiere production of Bucko: Whaleman!
Directed by Stephen Buescher
Starring Ross Travis and Amelia Van Brunt

June 10 - 23, 2017
Nine performances: June 10 - 11, 14 - 18, 22 - 23 at 7-8:30PM (90 minutes)
Doors open 30 minutes before the show

PRESALE TICKETS ONLY! Tickets will NOT be sold at the door for this production as tickets cannot be sold on park property.
TICKETS: $20 - $35 http://buckowhaleman.bpt.me/

Bucko: Whaleman! Meet John Bucko, a monomaniacal and scurvy spirit from the sea with a penchant for skylarking on political scuttlebutt, singing tawdry chanteys and killing whales. Live on the salt edge of adventure! Come join the slaughter! Set in the heart of San Francisco's historic maritime center, this site-specific original production uses the provocative humor of bouffon* to investigate religion, natural resource consumption, racism and privilege in maritime history and juxtapose these subjects with our modern times.
*A form of grotesque satirical physical theatre in which characters on the outskirts of society use subversive humor and ecstatic play to highlight ignored or marginalized issues.

Antic in a Drain combines circus, clown, bouffon and improvisational audience interaction, developing extreme characters and telling stories from the fringes, igniting dialogue and change within communities around ignored or taboo social issues.

Recommended for audiences age 14+ for violence, explicit language, and sexual content.

Hyde Street Pier is located in San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park at 2905
Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA (At the intersection of Hyde and Jefferson Streets.) This show is site-specific on a concrete pier and there is no traditional seating. Please bring blankets, collapsable chairs or cushions for sitting as well as warm layers for there's no telling what weather may come on this voyage.

Bucko: Whaleman! is Antic in a Drain's most ambitious project to date. It is generously funded in part through an Individual Artist Grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission and a Zellerbach Family Foundation Grant.

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Soiled Dove
Jun
9
8:00 PM20:00

Soiled Dove

Amelia is thrilled to be playing a lead character for the Vau de Vire Society's extravaganza, the infamous Soiled Dove

From yours truly – the co-creators of The Edwardian Ball, New Bohemia NYE, Lagunitas Beer Circus, and a decade of San Francisco’s most creatively outrageous nightlife events – comes an immersive, circus-infused, dinner-theater experience that will titillate your every sense.

Set amidst a thematic backdrop inspired by San Francisco’s notorious Barbary Coast era, guests can expect an engaging evening filled with danger, decadence, circus, and a culinary spread worthy of royalty.

All Soiled Dove guests are considered VIPs in our fine establishment. Guests will be treated to the finest 4-course cuisine presented by Work of Art catering and liberal libations served by the most enticing courtesans on the Barbary Coast. The Soiled Dove promises an evening of world-renowned Vau de Vire Society performance accompanied by a live orchestra of epic delights. You will indulge in a world of decadence perfectly suited for those in search of an adventurous escapade into San Francisco’s scandalous history.

Live musical accompaniment and arrangements by the famed Jazz Mafia / Realistic Orchestra ensemble, with surprise guest cameos each evening.

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Commongrounds
May
20
11:30 AM11:30

Commongrounds

Intersection for the Arts presents: Common Grounds

With over 4 stages of FREE entertainment, Common Grounds Family Day, organized by Intersection for the Arts, will provide the community with opportunities to gather and celebrate our diverse neighborhood. The main stage will come alive with various performances, while the smaller stages will host a vast array of arts activities and workshops for children and parents alike. Bring a picnic and join us for this fun-filled day.

More info here: http://bit.ly/2okHPqC

Performers and activities include:
Alphabet Rockers - children's hip-hop troupe
Bring Your Own Queer/Drag Me Up - children's drag performance and face painting featuring drag performers danyol, LOL McFiercen, Creme Fatale, and M-Sakura Rock
Embodiment Project - street dance
Ramekon O'Arwisters/Crochet Jam - social art
Boomshake Music - children's drumming
Notoriety Variety - circus
The Rabbit Hole Children's Theater - marionette puppet performance
Mi Cultura Art Project - children's interactive visual arts project
Little Artistas - children's arts installation
3rd Space Lab Collective - interactive mapping project
We not Me/Strider Patton - collaborative mural
Stairwell's - interactive field trips
Project O - curated art installation
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center - artisan market stalls

More info here: http://bit.ly/2okHPqC

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Edwardian Ball - SF
Jan
20
to Jan 21

Edwardian Ball - SF

Amelia will perform Friday, January 20th with Fou Fou Ha! and Saturday, January 21st with Vau de Vire Society.

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Nigh impossible to describe, but absolutely delightful to experience. The Edwardian Ball is an elegant and whimsical celebration of art, music, theatre, fashion, technology, circus, and the beloved creations of the late, great author and illustrator Edward Gorey.

Set in a re-imagined “Edwardian Era,” this multi-city, multi-media extravaganza has grown over the past seventeen years from an underground club party into an internationally recognized festival of the arts, now operating with the blessing of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust.

Attendees traveling from across the nation and from all corners of the globe flock to this West Coast celebration for a delightful blend of ballroom dancing, live music, riveting stage shows, DJs and dancing, fine art installations, an award-winning vendor bazaar, mystical and nonsensical oddities, absinthe cocktails, steam machinery, parlour games, alluring sideshows, and much more. All ages are welcome and appropriate in this darkly humorous and elegant setting, where literary aficionados rub elbows with chimney sweeps, where the sensual meets the bizarre, where historically accurate Edwardian re-creationists waltz through the steam-powered tea garden… where the only guiding rule is that you join in on the fun!

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Le Cirque de Bohème
Nov
25
to Dec 18

Le Cirque de Bohème

  • Le Cirque de Bohème at Cornerstone (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Amelia is honored to perform under the big top circus with Le Cirque de Bohème for their 2016 Winter spectacle.

Created in Paris during “les Années Folles” this is an old style circus based on the French tradition of the 1920’s filled with the promise of enchantment, thrill and wonder.  Cirque de Bohème  is an intimate gathering limited to 150-200 guests per show held under the charming french original circus tent.
Cirque de Bohème presents the circus performer as a human being, accessible to everyone, and uses the performer's circus skills to make connections by demonstrating the shared emotional experiences that unite us all.
Cirque de Bohème is a unique universe where one is transported, regardless of age, to a magical land full of adventure, innocence and wonder.

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Lagunitas Beer Circus
Oct
15
5:00 PM17:00

Lagunitas Beer Circus

Amelia will be performing with Fou Fou Ha! at the Lagunitas Beer Circus

Something we’ve done at the brewery for years is now coming to more cities . . . The Lagunitas Beer Circus 2016 will hit Chicago, New York, Petaluma and Azusa, Calif. and benefit local nonprofits. Freaktacular entertainment, live beer and fresh music.  Snag your tickets NOW and see things you cannot unsee!

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In The Blue Of Evening @ Edmonton Clown Festival
Sep
30
to Oct 2

In The Blue Of Evening @ Edmonton Clown Festival

  • L'UniThéâtre - La Cité Francophone (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Amelia performs 'In The Blue of Evening' at the 2016 Edmonton Clown Festival!

The Edmonton Clown Festival is an exciting, new theatre festival dedicated to all styles of clown. From red-nose clowns to Bouffons to physical-based comedy, there's sure to be something for everyone. The festival features a headlining show (Deanna Fleysher's "Butt Kapinski"!), three additional Full-Length shows, one Double-Bill, a Clown Short Series featuring four short pieces, and a Cabaret. There will also be a free panel session on the topic “What Is Clown?”, featuring Edmonton’s world-class professional clowns and instructors, to bring awareness of clown styles, and to talk about the clown process.

The inaugural Edmonton Clown Festival will be held at the beautiful L'UniThéâtre at La Cite Francophone in Edmonton, from September 29th through October 2nd, 2016.

Join us, and watch us all make fools of ourselves!

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In the Blue of Evening @ Vancouver Fringe!
Sep
8
to Sep 18

In the Blue of Evening @ Vancouver Fringe!

  • Vancouver Fringe Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A stunning and fantasical epic journey whisking us from a living room to the high seas! Equal parts hilarious and touching, this highly skilled physical comedy is the story of a plucky granny who must fight to hold onto her memories and very existence against the forces threatening to wash it all away. Won’t you stay for tea?

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Vau de Vire Presents: Bohemian Carnival
Aug
6
4:00 PM16:00

Vau de Vire Presents: Bohemian Carnival

Amelia performs with Fou Fou Ha! at Vau de Vire's event: Bohemian Carnival!

Join us for the return of the internationally acclaimed Bohemian Carnival indie circus and music spectacular, celebrating its 10-year anniversary in cahoots with the San Francisco-based Trapeze Worldwide electroswing/burlesque showcase and dance party celebrating its 4-year anniversary — all within the amazing innerspace of Vau de Vire Society's Tortona big top tent in Alameda!

Get ready for the Main Event: a 5-hour romp through non-stop circus, music and dancing action, hosted by Vau de Vire Society, The Klowns, and Trapeze Worldwide!

... STARRING ...

Live EDM mindmelter bootybreaker:

LAFA TAYLOR
http://www.lafataylor.com/
https://soundcloud.com/lafataylor
https://www.facebook.com/LafaTaylorMusic/

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SINtillating circus cabarets hosted by and featuring:

VAU DE VIRE SOCIETY
http://vaudeviresociety.com/
https://www.facebook.com/vaudeviresociety/

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Closing burlesque-infused thump-crazy dance party brought to you by:

TRAPEZE WORLDWIDE (with The Klown, Delachaux, and TrapezeSF burlesque)
http://trapezeworldwide.com/
https://www.facebook.com/trapezeworldwide
https://soundcloud.com/theklown
https://soundcloud.com/delachaux

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Live, rocket-fueled hip-hoppery by:

PLANET BOOTY
http://planetbooty.org/
https://www.facebook.com/planetbooty/
https://soundcloud.com/planetbooty

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Additional klownified musical and bombastic antics by:

THE KLOWNS' TrashKan Marchink Band & The Kops
http://trashkan.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TrashKanMarchinkBand/
https://www.facebook.com/vaudeviresociety/
https://www.facebook.com/theklowns/

FOU FOU HA!
http://foufouha.net/
https://www.facebook.com/foufouhahaha/

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BOHEMIAN CARNIVAL
In the Tortona Big Top
The Taxiway @ Point Alameda
2153 Ferry Point
Alameda, CA
MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/cWHWbQwpvN52

Sign up on the Bohemian Carnival mailing for updates and special offers - it's the right thing to do: http://www.bohemiancarnival.us/

https://www.facebook.com/BohemianCarnival/

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In the Blue of Evening @ Saltspring Island Clown Festival
May
27
to May 28

In the Blue of Evening @ Saltspring Island Clown Festival

Amelia Van Brunt gratefully acknowledges Intrepid Theatre and their Uno Festival for bringing her to Victoria . Uno Fest runs May 18-28. Visit www.intrepidtheatre.com for information on the exciting 14 solo performances that are in this year's festival.

A stunning and fantasical epic journey whisking us from a living room to the high seas! Equal parts hilarious and touching, this highly skilled physical comedy is the story of a plucky granny who must fight to hold onto her memories and very existence against the forces threatening to wash it all away. Won’t you stay for tea?

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In the Blue of Evening @ Uno Festival in Canada
May
18
to May 29

In the Blue of Evening @ Uno Festival in Canada

  • Uno Festival - Intrepid Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A stunning and fantasical epic journey whisking us from a living room to the high seas! Equal parts hilarious and touching, this highly skilled physical comedy is the story of a plucky granny who must fight to hold onto her memories and very existence against the forces threatening to wash it all away. Won’t you stay for tea?

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The Greatest Monkey Show On Earth!
Apr
22
to May 1

The Greatest Monkey Show On Earth!

Prepare to be overwhelmed to flabbergastion as you see incredible feats of dexterity, sophistication and objectification unlike anything you’ve seen from our primate ancestors before. This isn’t your run of the mill animal show here, folks -- no sir, you are in for something special! Behold the brilliance of Maitresse Magnificent and Charles the Chimp as they enslave your sympathy in a frivolous display of crowd pleasing entertainments and skills including Chinese pole, hoop diving and audience interaction. Then let them captivate you with taboo acts of subjugation!

After making audiences go bananas at the Edmonton and Vancouver Fringe Festivals in Canada, receiving a four-star review from Global News and the inaugural Artistic Risk Award in Vancouver, The Greatest Monkey Show On Earth swings home to San Francisco. Don’t miss out as Ross Travis, San Francisco based, international performing Chinese pole acrobat and bouffon, pairs up with Chelsey award-winning comedienne Amelia Van Brunt (recently seen in and co-creator of Fou Fou Ha’s international smash hit WHOA-MAN), as they go ape and fling this critically acclaimed show to the next limb.

TICKETS: www.monkeyshow.bpt.me

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Fou Fou Ha! Presents: WHOA-MAN!
Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

Fou Fou Ha! Presents: WHOA-MAN!

Fou Fou Ha!, San Francisco’s cartoon cabaret ensemble is remounting a smash-hit show titled “Whoa-Man! A musical” at the Oasis for one night only! Whoa-Man enters the lives of 4 women living in present day, each one searching for love via online dating mishaps and grappling with sexuality, power, body image and self-worth. The show, filled with sexy dance numbers and live singing, will riff off of current pop-culture frameworks such as 50-Shades of Grey and Lean-In and take a clown’s perspective on the unrealistic expectations that we set on women.

The cast includes Jasper Patterson, Bobby Barnaby, Allegra Davidson, Amelia Van Brunt, Courtney Cavagnero, Janelle La Riza. Directed and choreographed by Maya Lane, with unique acts created by the cast, original costume design by Caitlin Crandall and a musical score ranging from Broadway tunes to Missy Elliot.
 

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In the Blue of Evening @ Rogue Fest!
Mar
4
to Mar 12

In the Blue of Evening @ Rogue Fest!

"In the Blue of Evening" runs as a part of the 2016 Rogue Festival in Fresno, CA!

Who are we without our memories? Propelled by questions of memory, life and death, loneliness, and the elements, 'In the Blue of Evening,' a stunning solo exploration of grotesque physical comedy, tells the hilarious, heart-warming story of a battle with dementia using the skills and forms of clown, Commedia dell'Arte, surrealism, and the shock of grotesque physical theatre. Alone in her home, we meet a woman named Mona, who is fighting to hold onto her memories and very existence against the forces threatening to wash it all away.

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