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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.