Shows 2021

Please use the links below to select the show you are interested in, you will be forwarded to TicketLeap to purchase. A festival pass is also available which includes all three shows, you can slect any link below to purchase. Your digital show link(s) will be sent out closer to the festival.

Pause.Shift.Rebound.

A show… a film… a circus by Maria Sample, Sidonie Adamson & Renée Mak
June 25, 2021 | 7:00 pm MST

From Vancouver, a show written specifically during COVID-19 in order to celebrate local artists, musicians, and arts venues. Pause.Shift.Rebound is a collaborative, contemporary circus piece that explores the magic of live performing arts and everything that makes this realm possible.

It is your option to join us on zoom on Friday, June 25th at 7:00pm for a live screening party with an interactive artist talk back post show. Or, you can watch Pause.Shift.Rebound on Vimeo at any time between 12:01am on Friday, June 25th and 11:59pm on Sunday, June 27th.

The Zoom link for the LIVE screening and interactive artists talk back as well as the Vimeo link for the weekend viewing will be sent to you no later than Thursday June 24th.

TEN

From Calgary, AB
June 26, 2021 | 7:00 pm MST

TEN: A meticulous approach to contemporary circus featuring seven of Calgary's top artists. Having endured chaos, uncertainty, loss and a variety of hardships during a global pandemic, the artists behind TEN take an introspective look at the emotions that were prevalent throughout the past year. Through the expression of such experiences TEN also showcases the strength, perseverance and resilience of the human condition.

It is your option to join us on zoom on Saturday, June 26th at 7:00pm for a live screening party with an interactive artist talk back post show.  Or, you can watch TEN on Vimeo at any time between 12:01am on Friday, June 25th and 11:59pm on Sunday, June 27th.

The Zoom link for the LIVE screening and interactive artists talk back as well as the Vimeo link for the weekend viewing will be sent to you no later than Thursday June 24th.

Circus Scenes from a Pandemic

Conceived and Curated by Firefly Theatre and Circus
June 26, 2021 | 8:30 pm MST

Circus Artists are used to performing in front of a live audience. How does that change the art and the artist when no one is there?

Firefly Theatre invited 12 circus artists who have appeared on stage with us throughout the years to join us for this virtual show. The result is an intimate and extraordinary collection of circus scenes from a pandemic.

Eight of the 12 videos were commissioned for Firefly Theatre's virtual fundraiser, Bread and Circus, which premiered on April 30th, 2021.There are 4 new, never-before-seen videos added to the collection for this exclusive Alberta Circus Festival screening.

Performances by: Angelie Major-Varallo, Dominique Major, Martin Varallo (Quebec), Billy Kidd (UK), Eliza Lance (Quebec), Kadri Hansen (Estonia), Kristi Wade & Kirby Myers (Australia), Lyne Gosselin & Normand Boulé (Alberta), Mackenzie Baert (Greece), Marla Albiston (Alberta), Patrick Chan (Alberta), Ross Travis (USA), Stephanie Gruson (Alberta), Annie Dugan (Alberta)

Join us live on Zoom for this show and artist talkback! Some of the performers will be setting their alarms and getting up or staying up all night just to be together and talk with us 🙂

Please note: Circus Scenes from a Pandemic will only be shown on Saturday, June 26th at 8:30pm via Zoom.

This show is not available on Vimeo.