According to Vital Signs, A survey conducted by the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough:
“My five year-old sat riveted on the edge of his seat for the whole show! I think he thought you were otherworldly. His favourite part was getting to come down-stage afterwards and meet the performers up close! ”
- Natalie Napier
20% of the funds raised from sponsorship and box office sales for Circus Stellar go toward the Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts for their recreational programming in Market Hall and social programming with local community organizations of marginalized groups, such as The New Canadians Centre and YES!Shelter. This includes covering costs for equipment, personnel, space, and administration. The remaining 80% of the funds collected will go toward paying the artists and designers involved in the show.
For all their hard work and tireless dedication to their art, The designers and performers deserve to be paid fairly. With the success of this project, we hope to put on more productions in the coming years, many of which will feature students involved in our programs, as well as professional artists from around the world.
Who knows? Maybe with your help we can turn Peterborough into another Stratford, only with Circus instead of Shakespeare!
Circus Stellar is the sophomore production of The Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts. The show will run from November 5th-6th out of Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, with two evening shows and a matinee. The production will be put on by the Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts.
A: The Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts, or PACA, is a brand new non-profit organization currently conducting the bulk of their activities out of Market Hall. Their primary focus is the development of education in circus arts, either through recreational programs made available for the public, or social programs with local community organizations to assist marginalized or at-risk groups. PACA also aims to put on at least two productions a year, featuring both local and visiting professional circus artists, as well as feature those involved in their educational programming.
Circus Stellar is a true original for Peterborough. It combines the talent of local circus artists, (some of whom are award winning professionals while others are talented hobbyists) with technical knowhow of stunning visuals by local legend Lester Alfonso. Rounding out the cast are newcomers from our recreaitonal classes and social programs, in addition to collaboration with the community in robotics design, along with special guest artist from the National Circus School, Justin Dale. It features Acts in Flow Arts, Break & Fire Dance, Aerial Silk & Rope, Cyr Wheel, UV Bubbles, and not to mention clowning! With this spectacular lineup, it’s no wonder that Circus Stellar completely sold out in its first run in November. Explore the vast reaches of space through the eyes of an interstellar robot, sent by man out into the void.
Given PACA's successful history with sales at the box office, with a completely sold out show in its last November season, you can bet that by sponsoring Circus Stellar your advertisement or company logo would be seen by many, many people; Adults, Children, Business Owners, and your next customers. Your support for the Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts will be seen in our programme and you will be given tickets for doing so, while higher sponsorship packages offer opportunities in capitalizing on customizeable circus entertainment and advertising services for their company and customers. It’s perfect for taking your loved ones out for an evening of magic and high caliber entertainment.
Thanks to larger, more well-known organizations, like Cirque Du Soleil, the impact and reputation of circus arts productions is well-known worldwide, and Peterborough is fortunate to have such a rich pool of talent locally to be able to put on such displays. Having members of our leadership study in world renowned places, such as The National Circus School, we are building ties and a stronger relationship with professionals across the globe and we look forward to seeing where your support can take not only us but the community as a whole!
It doesn’t matter how old you are, everyone is a kid again when they watch a circus show. We make the impossible possible, we make your dreams come true, we take you away from reality by pushing ourselves to the physical and mental pinnacles of human limits, celebrating creative imagination and wonder. This is something we want to share with you and cultivate in the city of Peterborough for a long time.
When you sponsor PACA the amounts outlined here, we’ll give you space in our programme for your logo or advertisement. We’ll also include tickets for your donation as a way of saying thanks and so that your family or coworkers can enjoy an evening of quality circus entertainment!
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