wandering characters, the opportunity is created for people to be included
in the magic spell of the evening,” says producer and performer
Tom Sepe. “The atmosphere is dynamic and participatory, which
is a compelling metaphor for the times we are in, as we all pull up
our bootstraps and work to create a better world.” - Special
Events Magazine, Natasha Gerber
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
“Thank you!!! It was a pleasure (really) working with you.
You guys are great and very, very sweet, flexible and you are great
artists.” - Sophie
Pacard, Event Producer, Feb 2005
“The most amazing artistic landscape that I have ever witnessed
first hand. I can say no more, see them if you can… it changed
the way that I will see art from here on out” - Glide
Magazine, Josh Klemons (describing Vau de Vire with Mystic Family Circus’s
Crossing the Line Ritual on the Xingolati Cruise, Oct. 2005)
Ritual was so amazing. I just can’t express how I felt watching
it all take place. You guys all exceeded my expectations by years…Thanks
so much.” - Neal Turley, Producer of Xingolati, Oct 2005
“The circus of tomorrow is not raised in a tent, but in the
consciousness of those willing to share in its magic. Mystic Family
Circus is more than the shows it puts on. It is rather a commonwealth
of gifted artists who capture our dreams like the rising sun and guide
us to a new horizon of possibilities.” - Spoon, Producer
“Thank you. Your entertainment was very festive and added
that extra something to the party.”
Cassie Gaenger, Event Organizer for Wareham Development, Dec 2005
LAGUNA DE SANTA ROSA FOUNDATION
“As always Mystic Family Circus proved professional, dependable,
most gracious and the highlight of our event. I gave you little time
to accommodate any of the unique characteristics of the Laguna or provide
customized performances for our event. You succeeded beyond what we
hoped possible. I do not know how you coordinate it all, but am so appreciative
that you do.” - Brooks Gleete, Event Organizer, Sept 2005
“I am now finally landing after Earthdance and I wanted to
take a moment to express my deepest gratitude to all of you for your
positive support and hard work in helping create the most successful
Earthdance ever!! The response for this year's event has been overwhelming
and many lives have been touched by the love and unity we all shared.
I feel so blessed to have you all in my life.” Chris Decker,
Earthdance Producer, Sept 2004
“Absolutely knocked out, we were, by that magnificent drumming
performance Saturday and Sunday nights at Reggae on the River. The leader
lady is obviously God, come down to show us perfection. Maybe the most
powerful drummer I've ever seen. And I'm old! Do the drummers and all
those hot dancers, stilted and flatfooted, simply vanish until the next
Reggae, or may they be seen at other venues? I can't wait that long!”
- Reggae on the River Fan, August 2005
attended the Sony Party last week at Dodger Stadium and I wanted to
let you guys know that I was amazed by the show, particularly by the
routines in the "Hell" tent.” - Sony Playstation E3
Party Attendee, May 2006
& Fire: The Underground Reinvention of Circus
J. Dee Hill, with photography by Phil Hollenbeck
Release and Excerpts
Music Arts Festival, April 28, 2001
carnival/circus sideshow that was all over, especially the stilt-walkers
and gypsies, what the !?! I loved them, and while I didn't just
sit and watch them all day, I was very happy to have them around whenever
I passed one."
from the amazing music acts, I have to say that art performances were
awesome as well. The circus, the machines, and the (break)dancers were
absolutely amazing. This festival was part of what may be the best weekend
of my life."
and mentioned in various magazines including Urb, Pulse, Inland Empire,
BANTU Charity Circus Ball , March 17, 2001
isn't a circus, this is a traveling explosion."
attended the L.A. event, never knowing what I was in store for. I have
heard of the mystic family events, though it was usually while in a drugged
haze that was not the most conducive to memory. It was to see one of the
musical performers that drew me there. What an awakening I have had. Thank
you for your attention, Michael"
for this awesome experience. The outcome of this event has taught all
the people. Thanks for all the hard work and love. A bigger, stronger,
loving energy to all of us. PLUR, Joyce."
you all so much for making your magic happen, and bring your lovefill
troupe down. I eagerly await more of your productions, so please keep
me updated. Please take care, much love to you all, Sergio"
party was a crazy, motherfucking dancing-on-the-edge-of-the-apocalypse
triumph in the face of oppression blowout. We all got a reason to burn
this year. The love is spreading. Thank you Eric"
beautiful beings, I had the wonderful pleasure of accompanying you as
Oddville's music maker to the Charity Ball in LA. Despite the resistance
met there, I had the time of my life and was so impressed by the way that,
under adversity, the group pulled together and peacefully displayed it's
consciousness. I suppose I could go on & on about the inspiration
and shining example you provide to us all in Oddville and everyone who
sees you but you all must be busy. Peace & Love to All, dbugg"
a wonderfully BLUE time I had last weekend. My indigo heart needed your
energy and now I gush azure! Even the POWERS THAT BE could not hold back
all the costumed pretties from being the delicious FREAKS they are! THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU"
you for coming to L.A.!!!!!!! You guys are amazing whether things are
going right or wrong
I am happy I met you and hope you come back
soooooooooooon. Bye, Bertram"
weekend I've had one of the most intense spiritual crisis/awakening of
my life. Thank you, Christopher"