SASS: SANCAs Annual Showcase Spectacular
Every year SANCA presents a showcase of unique circus performances featuring students, alumni, staff, and friends. This showcase is one weekend only: we hold four shows, each featuring a different line up of spectacular local and internationally renowned circus performers alongside SANCAs tremendously talented student performers.
SANCAs Annual Showcase Spectacular (known as SASS) is the accumulation of the culmination of all the hard work it takes to create new acts. Our students and staff have workshopped these new performances and are ready to take to the stage in displays of pure awesomeness!
Audiences will be treated to daring displays of acrobatics, high-flying aerials, juggling, and much more!
FRIDAY NIGHT you will be welcomed to the circus life with Emcee David Taft. David has been a physical theater artist for over forty years, performing in mask, movement, Commedia dell'Arte, dance and puppetry with a number of ensemble companies, has extensive touring credits on the East Coast and Midwest and has worked Off-Broadway for five seasons.
Our featured performer this evening is Kevin Ruddell! Kevin has been a part of the SANCA community for many years. Having had both of his children in classes as youngsters, he decided it was time to take to the air himself! He has been training rope with several amazing coaches, who are also awesome performers Eve Diamond and Carey Cramer. Let him astound you with feats of strength as he climbs his way to new heights on the Aerial Rope!
FRIDAY NIGHT LINEUP: Cirrus Circus (unicycle), Audrey Greaves (bounce juggling), Sara Haverkamp (German wheel), SANCA (group juggling), Maria Mork (poi), Magnificent 7 (wire walking), Julaine Hall (aerial straps), Milla Rose (aerial rings), Kevin Ruddell (aerial rope), Laura Miller (aerial sling & tap dance), Ashlei Mayo (aerial fabric), Performance Lab class (single-point trapeze), Amazing Circus 1-ders (aerial ladder), Missy Nagin (lyra), and SANCA group (Chinese pole).
Saturday's Emcee for both matinée and evening performances is Mary Machala - Actor, Director, Improvisationalist and occasional Unicycler. Mary has acted and directed in Seattle for the past 30 years but who's counting? She is a founding member of Book-It Repertory Theatre, Artistic Director of the socio/political improv group Off the Wall Players (this was a long time ago), and touring member of Dudley Riggs' Brave New Workshop out of Minneapolis, MN (a really long time ago). She's also a Master Gardener, Master Composter, Apprentice Beekeeper and fledgling Master Pruner.
SATURDAY MATINEE SHOW Mary will introduce to you featured performers Duo Avocado: Youth Company coach Alyssa Hellrung and Cirrus Circus member Ava Vermilya. These two amazing performers have been working together on the Double Trapeze for several years and are excited to showcase some new skills for SASS!
SATURDAY MATINEE LINEUP: Hallie Smith (Cyr wheel), Max Voronin (diabolo), Laura Sposato (tumbling), Fiona Ryan (German wheel), Rachel Randall & Nick Lowery & Wendy Harden & Nick Harden (group juggling and acro), Faye Visintainer & Devin Helton (poi), Julaine & Jacob Hall (unicycle), Stratus Circus (lasso), Jordan Rempel-White (aerial straps), Faye Visintainer (single-point trapeze), Erin Henderson (aerial fabric), Alyssas Aerial Class (mixed aerial), Duo Avocado (duo trapeze), Magnificent 7 (unicycle & lyra), and Cirrus Circus (Chinese pole)
Our SATURDAY EVENING's Featured Performer is Mari Sharpe, who started her career as a dancer and discovered a love for the air. She will showcase a dazzling display of beauty and grace on the Lyra.
SATURDAY NIGHT LINEUP: Cirrus Circus (group acrobatics), Si Ren (dance pole), Brighter Than Diamonds (Floorial), Fallon Mickle & Mary Gargett (hula hoop), Aimee Storm (poi), Aimee Storm (wire walking), Emma Cady (aerial fabric), EJ Landsman (aerial straps), Madeline Anderson (aerial rope), Vertical Axis (duo aerial fabric), Emma Curtiss (aerial fabric), James Finch & Alyssa Luna (duo trapeze), Mari Sharpe (lyra), Nick Harden (circus bike), and Jasmine Manuel & Tania Nambo-Escobar (duo aerial rope).
SUNDAY's matinée Emcee is the inimitable Emma Cady. Emma began training in circus arts at SANCA at the age of nine. From age ten to eighteen, she performed with SANCAs youth troupe Cirrus Circus throughout the greater Seattle area as well as in western Europe. She has also worked as a professional aerial artist in such venues as Seattle Immersive Theater and Teatro Zinzanni. In addition to hosting shows at SASS in the past, Emma has also been a Mistress of Ceremonies for the American Youth Circus Organization at two of their national festivals, first in Seattle and most recently in Trenton, NJ.
Our featured performer on Sunday is none other than Julaine Hall. Starting at the young age of 5, Julaine joined SANCAs youngest youth troupe and took off running! To say that Julaine is a powerhouse is the understatement of the decade as she is proficient in Tumbling, Juggling, Acro, Teeterboard, Straps, and Chinese Pole just to name a few. A better way to describe Julaine is as a force of nature! Prepare to be astounded by incredible feats of strength and endurance on the Chinese Pole.
SUNDAY MATINEE LINEUP: Sara Haverkamp & Lilian Hoskinson (mixed circus), Cirrus Circus (contortion), Caroline Alvarran-Belz & Sylvie Vermilya (partner acro), Iris Stokes (German wheel), Magnificent 7 (tumbling), Stratus Circus (unicycle), Iska Popovic (wire walking), Laura Miller & Faye Visintainer (duo trapeze), Tania Nambo-Escobar (aerial rope), Carmi Westbrook (single-point trapeze), Randi Morrison (aerial sling), Alice Page (aerial fabric), The Beautiful Aerialists (aerial fabric), Duo TomKat (duo trapeze), Amber Parker & Faye Visintainer (duo lyra), and Julaine Hall (Chinese pole).
Broadway Performance Hall (View)
Seattle, WA 98122
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