FAMILY CIRCUS produces its own events and educational workshops and can
also be made available for your event, workshop, festival, school, concert,
parade or retreat in any form you desire. We can cast for as small as
one and as large as 400. Our offerings consist of four main categories:
Side Acts! Wandering Characters! and Parades!!
of Four Varieties...
Side Acts! Wandering Characters! and Parades!!
blend of side acts and adventure to infuse audiences into a state of harmony.
Themes and concepts revolve around promoting messages of peace and elevating
consciousness. Performances can also combine themes and messages from
your event. A sampling of types of acts is listed below:
CHARACTERS: bringing color, life and magic to events, our wandering
characters include stilt walkers, fire dancers, huge puppets, multi-ethnic
dancers, minstrels, acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, poets, &
jesters who circulate the crowd infusing them with wonder & delight.
different themed characters available including blue-moon dolls, fairies,
Victorian ladies, ancestral tribal spirits, bird tribe, Asian temple
fusion, gold rush era, vaudevillian characters, stilting marionettes,
animal creatures (peacocks, tigers, ladybugs, etc.) and many more. New
characters constantly developed as we create fresh themes to fit your
colorful and cohesive parades (costumed according to the theme of your
event) include wandering characters and amazing musicians who heighten
the crowd's energy, celebrate diversity, and help bring focus to a specific
time, place and intention. We love to include the kids on this one!
Family Circus includes the top fire acts in the Bay Area. From fiery
fairies, gypsy bellydancers, and flaming ballerinas to combustible superheroes,
the foremost fire acts burn about our edges! Safety trained, permitted
aerial artists skillfully raise our spirits as they dance high above;
multiple acts available, static trap, two girl teams, & breathtaking
Vaudeville act complete with humor and lots of freaky tricks including
sword swallowing, nose nailing, contact juggling, bed of nails, etc…
Family Circus takes traditional dance forms to new levels with our twist
on characters and multi-cultural fusion. From solo to group performances,
dancing styles range from bellydance, flamenco, Persian, North African,
Turkish, and Balinese dance to capoeria or break dancers.
CHI/YOGA PERFORMANCE: a
synchronized troupe that elegantly combines Chinese martial arts and
yoga poses with dance choreography.
meditative dance/acrobatic troupe in the modern style, sure to fill
your heart with love and your mind with clarity.
chorus of beautiful winged creatures shower audiences with surreal magic,
and hauntingly beautiful harmonies. Stilt version and ground version.
and deeply clowning around, these performers will either teach you something
new about the world or just make you laugh; includes juggling, acrobatics,
and advanced mischievous mingling tactics – great characters for
cocktail parties (not your typical clowns).
SHOWS: Puppets of all kinds and sizes, from hand puppets and
humanettes to larger than life puppets and stilt-walking marionettes.
Great for kids and adults. Storylines change per season.
a fantastical choice of top DJ’s, live bands, mc’s and vocalists
of all different styles.
of our circus is the sharing of our ritual theater performances that range
from half-hour pieces to two-hour journeys. Storylines merge prophecies
and tales of the ancients with a modern day twist to help us take these
timeless understandings into our own lives. The crowd is invited into
the spectacle and beyond it to the universal threads on the storytellers
are accompanied by live musicians, singers, multi-cultural dancers, clowning,
fire (or not), stiltwalkers, acrobats, aerialists, contortionists and
all sorts of magical creatures!
developed for specific clients on an ongoing basis. Past and current performances
BANTU Story - A creation myth telling the tale of how warring
tribes stopped fighting and banded together to form a new tribe based
on all cultures. The performance showcased brilliant fire and dance
acts, singing and eclectic instrumentation, and a story told by a Bantu
Yambo Yate Odyssey - A hero's journey based on an old Bantu
myth where Yambo Yate faces three key challenges and learns to trust
in his heart and in love, not violence. This was our largest production
featuring 100 performers through a 2 hour performance that included
fire, trapeze, modern and East Indian dance, capoera, Butoh, tai chi,
stilting, a choir, djs and live music.
Song - A story about our individual struggles to break out
of the machine and find liberation through connection to the natural
elements. "Freedom's Song" is a musical with all-original
music and script, featuring musicians and singers on stilts.
Plan B - An adaptation to the classic story, with all new psychological
characterization of the original characters. Peter Pan only appears
as a shadow (the show contains beautiful, eerie shadow puppetry throughout
by one of the bay areas best shadow puppeteers), Wendy turns black vinyl
dominatrix, and Captain Hook enslaves the lost boys to follow his will
of Neverland domination as a present day corporate criminal.
This circus isn't
just spectacles! We are experts in all areas of event production. Revamp
your event with any of our offerins listed below...
chi and yoga teachers, massage practitioners, tarot readers, and other
types of healing arts practitioners to help people relax and heal.
unique colorful interactive kids village that includes puppet shows,
jungle gyms, slides, face painting, crafts, mini kid’s stage and
more. Teach your children the value of diversity and a healthy planet.
It’s for the kids, but it’s not just for kids!
FAMILY KITCHEN: A
catering circus cooking up and serving an array of gourmet organic vegan
SPACE ALTARS AND VIDEO PROJECTIONS: We
specialize in creating sacred space through our altar creations, interactive
installations, video mixing, lighting designers/ technicians, and banner
“be-zarre salon”: A luscious crew of image designers, including
face painters, costume experts, and body paint artists available to
help manifest your crowd into a more sparked circus version of themselves.
The Mystic Family
Circus produces workshops that help foster creativity, peace and harmonious
living. Sample workshop topics include diversity training, sustainable
living, ritual theater, and a wide variety of performance skills.
In a safe
and playful environment, attendees are encouraged to experience and integrate
new concepts into their own lives. Versions of our workshops can be shaped
to perfectly suite kids, teens, and adults.
for more details on our education offerings.