Corporate Events

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VERVE INSPIRED CIRCUS IS THE PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTION DIVISION OF CIRCUSWEST.

VERVE Inspired Circus is the professional production division of CircusWest. VERVE specializes in the creation, management, and execution of top-tier spectacle and entertainment for community, corporate, and production sectors.

VERVE Inspired Circus develops custom productions, events and shows locally, nationally, and beyond. With more than 30 years of experience and a vast network of Western Canada’s top creative talent, VERVE Inspired Circus is poised make your event the marquee event of the season.

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INSPIRED CIRCUS

VERVE INSPIRED CIRCUS IS AN EVENT SPECIALIST PROVIDING MEMORABLE AND COMPELLING ENTERTAINMENT.

VERVE Inspired Circus is the one-stop shop for all your circus needs. We have professional circus artists available for solos, duos, and group circus acts. We can create a custom performance to fit the needs of your event and can cater to your theme. VERVE Inspired Circus also provides rigging expertise, production design, and staging services to make your dreams come to life.

VERVE creates original content for corporate affairs and stage and currently has two shows on tour for theatres in 2017-18. Past clients have included TEDx Vancouver, Vancouver Children’s Festival, Whistler Arts Festival, Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, Mercedes Benz, KPMG, Deloitte Touche, Flight Centre Canada, Lush International, Rogers, Global, Richmond Oval, VANOC, City of Richmond, and City of Burnaby.

What we offer

  • Event animation and roving performers
  • Solo circus acts (ground-based and aerial)
  • Duo circus acts (ground-based and aerial)
  • Group acts (ground-based and aerial)
  • Outdoor shows (complete with portable aerial rig; popular at summer fairs and festivals)
  • Circus shows (up to 30 minutes in length)
  • Festival shows (30-50 minute shows)
  • 75-minute VERVE Inspired Circus theatrical productions
  • Custom circus shows
  • Spectacle creation and execution for large-scale events
  • Event production and management
  • Theatrical flying and rigging
  • Prop and scenic element rental
  • Circus stunts for film
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VERVE SHOWS

VERVE CURRENTLY HAS TWO SHOWS AVAILABLE FOR TOUR.

NEVERLAND

CircusWest’s newest creation, NEVERLAND is the origin story of Peter Pan and is set in the magical land where the imagination lives and one can dream big and defy gravity.

After its debut in 2017, NEVERLAND will tour throughout BC and Alberta as a one-hour family-friendly spectacle designed for theatres.

NEVERLAND takes you on a magical adventure to the land where mermaids, pirates, and pixies reside—a land found in the minds of children and those that refuse to grow up! This is not only the origin story of Peter Pan, but also an ode to the mystical place that resides in all of us. The show features a hungry unicycle crocodile chasing Captain Hook, pixies performing bungee acrobatics, Peter learning to fly for the first time, and a cavalcade of circus acts designed to awe and astound.

NEVERLAND, by CircusWest, is available in October 2017 and throughout 2018. Inspire your audiences to dream big, push limits, and defy gravity with CircusWest’s NEVERLAND.

FIREFLIGHT

CircusWest’s professional production division, VERVE Inspired Circus, has created a new offering for the 2017-18 season entitled FIREFLIGHT—The Hummingbird Circus. This circus parable tells the tale of a young hummingbird fighting a raging forest fire one drop at a time. Inspired, other animals in the forest assist and through compelling circus artistry help the hummingbird protect their fragile environment.

FIREFLIGHT features graceful aerials, choreography, acrobatics, flight, mask and contemporary circus arts blended together to weave a theatrical story about the power of engagement and activism. Lush projections of the Pacific Northwest create the backdrop for this environmental tale of getting involved and taking action to protect what one holds dear.

VERVE’s show features BC’s top circus talent in a family friendly 50-minute show aimed at inspiring audiences through a well crafted, awe-inspiring display of human potential of movement, balance, coordination and strength. Witness the hummingbird soar on aerial straps, the spirit bear balance precariously in handstand atop an old growth tree, and the grey wolf bound acrobatically on stilts throughout the forest.

FIREFLIGHT is available September 2017 for bookings. Contact jnunns@circuswest.com for details.

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“Their shows are always the most popular in the series, and the audience members are enthralled from the first minute right through to the curtain call. Put this fantastic group on your stage!”

Michael Cade, Artistic and Managing Director – Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre

VERVE Team

Jay Nunns
Jay NunnsArtistic Director
For more than 20 years, Jay has been creating and producing original circus productions for stage and events, including for the 2010 Olympics BC Pavilion, PNE Celebration stage shows, Dragon Boat Festival, and Vancouver Children’s Festival. As CircusWest’s artistic director, Jay has written, directed, and produced most of CircusWest’s stage and corporate productions. Jay also spearheaded the development of the professional troupes Avatar Circus Project in 2007 and Verve Inspired Circus in 2016.
Cameron Fraser
Cameron FraserProduction Manager
Cameron is a practicing artist in contemporary circus, digital media, film, animation, acting, scenographic design, theatre, and photography. He is an apprentice member of the Union of BC Performers and a jugglegear.com Sponsored Artist. Cameron has performed for both private and public events, shows, parties, and festivals in a variety of venues ranging from intimate shows on the streets of Vancouver and Whistler, Canada to 50,000 seat stadiums in Chennai, India.
Jonel Earl
Jonel EarlChoreographer
A successful young artistic and rhythmic gymnast, Jonel’s desire for a creative outlet led her to a dance career that included a summer scholarship at Alvin Ailey in New York City. Jonel, who grew up with horses, later found a natural fit with the equine-based circus Voltige, which ultimately became the renowned traveling show Cavalia. During her time in the development stage of the project, she built a proficiency with whips that ultimately led to 7 years as a featured performer in the Las Vegas show Zumanity, by Cirque du Soleil.

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