Since 1985, CircusWest has been B.C's circus leader inspiring all to dream big, push limits and defy gravity. CircusWest is renowned for their circus workshops, camps and classes teaching circus arts to all ages and abilities.
Since its inception, CircusWest has also performed at major events, fairs, festivals and theatres throughout BC including;
Expo 86, Vancouver Children's Festival, Vancouver Cultural Olympiad, 2010 Olympics, Roots & Blues Festival, Dragon Boat Festivals and at most Children's Festivals throughout BC. Circuswest also creates and produces an original circus production yearly and tours it to local theatres inspiring young audiences through its circus storytelling.
CircusWest's professional production division, VERVE Inspired Circus, has created a new offering for the 2017-18 season entitled HUMMINGBIRD. 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.
HUMMINGBIRD 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.