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LUMINARIUM reboot at WANO

October 20, 2015 Comments Off on LUMINARIUM reboot at WANO Corporate Events, Photos and Video, Photos and Video, Stage Shows, Uncategorized

ImaginAerial rebooted their first show, Luminarium, in Toronto at the Westin Harbor Castle for the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO). The circus talent’s credits include Pippin and Cabaret on Broadway, Les Sept Doigt de la Main, Cirque du Soleil, among many others. We had hoop diving, cube juggling, hand balancing, acro biking, hula hooping, wheeling, contorting, aerials, and much more. Costume designer, Katie Sue Nicklos of Timberlake Studios created groundbreaking costumes using EL wire that lit up the stage and elicited an “ooh” or two (Fun safety tidbit, battery packs are protected by condoms, which I later realized were lying out open in the dressing room. Oops.). Renown lighting designer Martin Postma completed the vision of light with projections and black light giving each act its own unique imagery and making everything pop.

 

Sneak preview of the show!

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Dare to Imagine….

 

Killian Cog at Performing Arts Exchange!

October 6, 2015 Comments Off on Killian Cog at Performing Arts Exchange! Killian Cog, Stage Shows

Last week, at Performing Arts Exchange (PAE) by South Arts, “The Bizarre and Curious Quest of Killian Cog” creative team members Laura Witwer and Chris Delgado got to chat circus with a crackerjack panel of circus presenters and aficionados!

The panel was facilitated by Krista R. Bradley, Executive Director of BlackRock Center for the Arts.¬†Featured panelist¬†Nadia Drouin, Head of Programming Circus Arts for TOHU in Montreal (everyone’s dream circus space), spoke passionately about the emergence of contemporary circus and it’s place in the arts – it was thrilling! We also heard from several presenters about their experiences in bringing circus to their venues, and about why they’re so passionate about our art form.

We also got a chance to connect with Sydney Pepper Smith from the National Endowment for the Arts. Did you know that the NEA is now recognizing circus as it’s own, legitimate genre? Well, now you do! And it’s some of the best news we’ve heard in forever.

We reconnected with old friends, and made plenty of new ones. The future is looking bright and busy for Killian – and we couldn’t be more thrilled! How far would you go? Laura

 

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