Rancho Sahuarita, the Town of Sahuarita, and other community partners have teamed up to bring back a firework display to the Sahuarita Lake Park. The evening will include live bands, family entertainment, food vendors and a whole lot more! The evening will end with a fireworks show beginning at 9 p.m.
Keep your eyes peeled for Cirque Roots performing stilts, acro, juggling, unicycling, and hula hooping!
An astronomy-inspired circus performance that takes you on a journey through the cosmos. Exploring what it means to be alive and present in the age of science and how we are connected to the lives of stars.
Schedule - May 11th, 2019
4:00 pm Free Public Lecture on Fate of Earth - Speaker Aaron Farber
5:00 pm Astronomy Art Gallery - Local artists exhibit art with a focus on astronomy.
7:00 pm EXIST Performance Doors open at 6:15pm.
Tickets - Radical Hospitality
Sliding Scale: $0 – 25/person ~ Pay what you can!
Sponsorship: $75 – 150/person - Includes VIP seating, an intergalactic goody bag, and special thanks in our program.
Tucson grassroots performance troupe Cirque Roots brings its latest production to The Edward B. Berger Performing Arts Center in downtown Tucson, AZ. Exist: Messengers of the Cosmos is an astronomy-inspired theatrical circus infused with hard science, mythology, and universal questions. Audience goers will also have the opportunity to experience a free educational workshop by Aaron Farber on the Fate of Earth and a visual art gallery inspired by the stars.
Exist is an artistic venture that integrates art and science. Projections, acrobatics, stilt dance, poetry, narrative, original music, and innovative circus props build a truly multimedia experience of the cosmos. Carl Sagan’s famous quote, “We are star stuff,” is the seed of Exist. It implies that we are composed of chemical elements that originated inside stars. Our planet, our bodies, and everything that we love and cherish are here because of the life cycle of stars. Exist explores the physical and emotional significance of what it means to be human in the Universe.
GENERAL ADMISSION: $8 • LOFT MEMBERS & CHILDREN 12 & UNDER: $6
This event is part of Science on Screen, an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Featuring an introduction and Q&A with astrophysicist Stéphanie Juneau, filmmaker Bryan Nelson, and circus director/performer Stephanie Cortes of Cirque Roots.
Science and art unite in this thought-provoking, family-friendly event featuring astronomy documentaries and live performance. In Children of the Universe, a primary school class embarks on a cosmological journey in the snow-covered Swiss Alps, guided by Tucson-based astrophysicist Stéphanie Juneau, and in Streetlights of the Universe, a groundbreaking new experiment aims to create the largest-ever 3-D map of the universe, using telescopes located at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Southern Arizona. These two short documentaries are connected by Cirque Roots’ latest creation, Exist: Messengers of the Cosmos, an astronomy circus production that uses live spoken word, dazzling circus performance, and hypnotic dance to explore our connections to the cosmos. (Total event running time: 120 mins.)
Children of the Universe – In this documentary, a primary school class embarks on a weeklong adventure in the Swiss mountains to discover the mysteries of the universe, guided by astrophysicist Stephanie Juneau. Their reactions, their games, the way they put their knowledge into practice, and above all, their innocent questions, not only reveal the scientific facts of astronomy, but also raise universal questions about our place in the universe. (Dir. by Camille Budin, 2018, Switzerland, 53 mins., Not Rated)
Streetlights of the Universe – Astronomers in Southern Arizona prepare to probe the mysteries of dark energy by assembling the largest ever 3-D map of the universe. (Dir. by Bryan Nelson, 2018, USA, 7 mins., Not Rated)
Stéphanie Juneau is an associate astronomer at NOAO (National Optical Astronomy Observatory), headquartered in Tucson. She received her PhD in astronomy at the University of Arizona in 2011 under the supervision of NOAO’s Mark Dickinson. Her research interests are focused on the evolution of galaxies and supermassive black holes across cosmic time.
Join Cirque Roots as they bring Exist to downtown Glendale, AZ for a two day event! FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Hosted at Murphy Park Amphitheater - North 58th Ave & West Glendale, Glendale, AZ.
MURPHY PARK SCHEDULE • www.existlife.me
Saturday, April 20th
1 pm – 4:30 pm - FREE Public Lectures + Workshops (Velma Teague Library)
2:15 – 3:15pm - From our Sun to the Stars, a Beginners Guide to “Exist”
3:30 – 4:30pm - Life of Stars
6 pm – 9 pm - Astronomy Art Gallery
7 pm Showtime - EXIST: Messengers of the Cosmos (60 Minute Show)
Funded by the City of Glendale’s Centerline Arts and Cultural Initiative. See website for more details about scheduled events.
“Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona and Golden Gravy Productions are excited to host the second annual The Very Big Show (of Support!) – a fundraising spectacular benefiting Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona!
Join the fabulous Tempest DuJour at the historic Rialto Theatre in downtown Tucson for a fast-paced, jam-packed, family-friendly evening of comedy, music, dance and more! The Very Big Show (of Support!) will showcase some of Tucson’s most celebrated performers while raising vital funds and awareness for Planned Parenthood’s efforts to elect leaders who support sexual and reproductive health care access and rights for all.
Please visit www.TheVeryBigShow.com for updates on acts as they are confirmed.
Admission is $25 plus ticket fees for general seating tickets and $125 plus ticket fees for limited-quantity VIP tickets – which includes premium seating and a pre-show reception with complimentary cocktails and appetizers and opportunities to mix and mingle with Tempest DuJour and other performers.
Please visit www.RialtoTheatre.com for tickets The Very Big Show (of Support!) today!”
THE 7TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA
MARCH 2, 2019
Tickets On Sale Now HERE! $85 General Admission, $150 VIP
Join us for Studio 54: A Night of Disco and Decadence in support of the Rialto Theatre Foundation! Party guests will enjoy food & drink samples from dozens of local restaurants, extensive silent and live auctions, raffles, dancing, special guests, and more. Themed attire is highly encouraged. Entertainment provided by Cirque Roots!
General Admission Tickets – $85
~Entrance to Event
~2 Complimentary Drink Tickets
~Beer, Wine and Liquor Tastings
~Food Selections from Local Restaurants
VIP – Exclusive R Bar Access – $150
~ Entrance to Event
~ Exclusive R Bar Access
~ Front Row Theatre Access
~ Open Bar (limited)
~ Premium Wine Tastings
~ Premium Food Tastings
~ Commemorative Gift
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS OR PARTICIPATE IN THE ONLINE AUCTION. Anyone can bid in the online auction and you can bid online at any time!
Become a Gala Sponsor
Sponsorship packages include premium advertising for your business in the months leading up to the event, tickets to the event, and high visibility at the event. Sponsorship packages can be viewed here.
Sponsorship payments can be made online here or by sending a check to P.O. Box 1728, Tucson, AZ 85702.
Please contact Kristin Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie Ragland at email@example.com with questions.
Click here to see fun photos from our 2018 gala.
Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 5:30pm
Brandi Fenton Park - 3482 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718
Sliding Scale Admission/Pay What You Can: $10 – $20 | VIP ADMISSION (Reserved Seat & Heating Source): $50
Kids Under 10 Free | Doors Open at 5pm
This holiday season, come share this experience with us as we celebrate the Winter Solstice passage of the sun as it dips to its lowest point in our Sonoran Desert sky, the shortest day and longest night. Witness clever choreography with 25 performers offering fire dancing, acrobatics, aerial, and stilt dance. This unique time of year has become important on many levels, both culturally and physically. Our ancestors have attached spiritual and social meaning to the solstice, to this holiday season, and to the northern winter. We dedicate this dance to our ancestors, listen to their stories, and take this joyous opportunity to celebrate this special place in Earth’s orbit.
This community-style event will be taking place during sunset overlooking the beautiful Catalina mountains. We encourage patrons to bring their own chairs and blankets as they take in the entertainment. Come early to get a great seat, purchase a hot beverage, and take in the winter spirit!
Presented by the University of Arizona College of Humanities
and College of Science Lunar & Planetary Laboratory
Join OSIRIS-REx lead scientist Dante Lauretta, College of Humanities faculty, artists, musicians and special guests for a night celebrating the spirit of human curiosity, culture and knowledge - from the ancient myths of the stars, to the modern scientific exploration of our universe. Learn how folk tales inspire the space missions that are searching for answers to how the universe began. Join us for an out-of-this-world, family-friendly variety show including performances from CIrque Roots!
Holiday Nights 2017
A Million Lights!
November 30 & December 1 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
December 7 & 8 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
December 14 & 15 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
*Please note Guest Passes & American Horticultural Society Gardens Reciprocal Admission Privileges are not valid during special events.
Holiday Nights is fun for everyone! Stroll along paths garlanded with over a million twinkling lights while musicians and artists perform throughout the Gardens. Who can resist a sing-along or viewing the stars through a telescope? You’re sure to enjoy the many distinct performances located throughout the Gardens while you sip hot chocolate and enjoy tasty treats!
Not finished with your holiday shopping? Peruse the Museum gift shops where you are sure to find a unique gift for that special someone or purchase the gift of a membership to Tohono Chul.
Holiday Nights is a timeless tradition, for children, young couples, whole families, and everyone in between!
$12 for members | $16 for nonmembers | $3 for children 12 & under
2018 Entertainment Schedule:
November 30 | Tucson Jazz Institute | Harpist Michelle Gott | Maderas Strings | Cirque Roots | Santa
December 1 | Joe Bourne | Jovert Steel Drum Band | Magic Mr.B | Cirque Roots | Santa
December 7 | Grupo Riken | Domingo de Grazia Spanish Guitar Band | Desert Melodies | Cirque Roots | Santa
December 8 | Rene Taylor | Domingo de Grazia Spanish Guitar Band | Kathy Acosta Zavala | Cirque Roots | Santa
December 14 | Arizona Star Tours | U of A Fred Fox Jazz Band Ensemble | Mr. Nature’s Music Garden | Cirque Roots | Santa
December 15 | Gus Woodrow | County Line | Gabriel Ayala | Cirque Roots | Santa
TUCSON YOGA FESTIVAL@ Reid Park
Date: Sat. Oct. 27th
Hours: 8 am - 3 pm
900 South Randolph Way, Tucson, Arizona 85716, United States
You will find us near Ramada 18 off of Country Club Rd. (Btwn 22nd St. and Broadway Blvd.)
A day of free yoga classes, workshops and more.
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Session 5
Moving Deeper: Come FLY with us w/Cirque Roots’ Brittney Briley & Stephanie Cortes
Join the Splinter Brother & Sister Warehouse family for as we celebrate Autumnal Equinox as a creative community! Enjoy live music, a variety show, DJ Cruise Control, and spontaneous art. Suggested $5 donation.
• 7:30pm - Live Music with the Backup Brass Band
• 8:30pm - Variety Show with Cirque Roots and Friends
• 9:30pm - Dance Party with DJ Cruise Ctrl
Support your local brewery! Please join Button Brew House and us to celebrate their 1 year anniversary. We'll be taking over the parking lot for this very special event.
Whiskey Del Bac Barrel Aged - Throwin’ Stones
Whiskey Del Bac Barrel Aged - One Helluva Caucasian
This is an open minded, cooperative community art and music phamily driven festival that is VERY much participatory, so get your projects, playlists, asanas, and camping gear ready for the best fest we can make together!!!
A diverse variety of music, art, lasers & lights, yoga, comedy, poetry, prose, activities, chill space, & *amazing* night sky watching! Watch out for Cirque Roots all weekend long!
Ticket includes camping for 3 nights and all the fun we can manifest! Vehicle pass required.
Please invite the friends you’d love to spend the weekend with!
This will be a leave it better event, please respect our planet!
'The Science of Consciousness' (‘TSC’) is the world’s largest and longest-running interdisciplinary conference on all aspects of the nature of conscious awareness, feelings and existence. These include how the brain produces consciousness, how consciousness can causally affect brain processes, the best empirical theories, do we have free will, evolution of life and consciousness, the origins of moral and aesthetic values, how to improve mental, physical and cognitive function, and whether consciousness can persist after bodily death, e.g. through ‘uploading’ to machines, or via mental processes tied to the structure of reality. These and other relevant questions are approached through many disciplines in science, philosophy, business, the arts and contemplative practices.
Cirque Roots will be performing throughout TSC leading up into their main performance and premier of their newest show Exist.
Exist is an astronomy-inspired circus performance that takes the audience on a journey through the cosmos exploring what it means to be alive and present in the “age of science.” The goal is to offer the audience a different perspective on their lives, their place in the Universe, and the vast time and distance scales in the cosmos. This will be achieved using media projections of the cosmos, dance choreography, spoken word, original soundtrack and innovative circus props. Our piece is centered around Carl Sagan’s famous quote, “We are star stuff,” meaning that our bodies are composed of chemical elements that originated inside stars. There is vast cosmic recycling that happens in the evolution of the Universe, from star birth to star death. Our planet, our
bodies, and everything that we own are here because of that process. We will explore the physical and emotional significance of what it means to be human in the Universe. Exist will utilize a portable projection screen, a short throw projector, and an original aerial apparatus as our main set design. The cast consists of four circus artists in custom LED suits (supplied by local company HulaLab) and one storyteller, performing live spoken word. The premier will be in February 2018.
Fun and fitness are on tap at the Kino Sports Complex event, which celebrates The Loop’s role in fostering healthy and sustainable living in Pima County.
Join us at the Kino Stadium North Complex and participate in a Stay Healthy Walk around Sam Lena Park for your chance to win a number of prizes ranging from an iPad to various gift certificates. While there, visit with a local organizations and vendors, enjoy live music from Empire High School’s steel drum band, and don’t miss the impressive acrobatic performances by Cirque Roots. You can also see local Crossfit gyms going head-to-head in a friendly competition and, if you're up to it, participate in a Zumba class onsite.
The event also will feature a formal dedication of the newly-completed Loop with Pima County officials, user groups and others. There will be plenty of activities for kids and food vendors onsite, so bring the whole family
Don't wait - buy your ticket today for The Very Big Show (of Support!) - a fundraising spectacular benefiting Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona on Saturday, March 3, 2018!
Join the fabulous Tempest DuJour at the historic Rialto Theatre in downtown Tucson for a fast-paced, jam-packed, family-friendly evening of comedy, music, dance and more! The Very Big Show (of Support!) presented by The Feinman Family and Child & Family Resources will showcase some of Tucson's most celebrated performers while raising vital funds and awareness for Planned Parenthood's efforts to elect leaders who support sexual and reproductive health care access and rights for all.
Please visit www.TheVeryBigShow.com for the whole line up!
Please visit www.RialtoTheatre.com for tickets The Very Big Show (of Support!) today!
Hosting both prominent Internationally and Nationally touring names in the jam and electronic music scenes; Gem and Jam is not just a music festival. Workshops, dancers, visual performers, high-end art gallery installations coupled with cutting edge production and attention to every detail ensure for an over the top experience.
The 12th annual Gem and Jam Festival is held each year during the world-renowned Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase making this special weekend each year the perfect pairing in music and art for gem enthusiasts and festival goers of all kinds. While for many music remains the main attraction, the Gem and Jam Festival also features artists of all mediums including visual performers, live artists, arts and crafts along with workshops and lectures, food vendors and high-end art galleries. Over 55,000 people are expected to gather and visit Tucson, AZ from around the world during the 3 week Gem and Mineral Show which has motivated the organizers of the Gem and Jam Festival to provide a unique atmosphere- celebrating the art and ethos of the Gem and Mineral community along with entertainment and visual arts.
This will be Cirque Roots 5th year participating in performing and leading workshops throughout the weekend. Keep your eyes peeled for our troupe, as always we'll have a few tricks up our sleeve!
Join Cirque Roots' at the Celtic Festival for a 30 minute fire show! We'll be bring our whole fire troupe for a fire performance including stilts, partner acro, swords, staffs, poi, rope darts, and hula hoops!
Visit the Celtic Festival website for a full schedule of events and tickets! Saturday ticket prices includes Cirque Roots' Fire Show.
Join us for a night of fun, food, entertainment and auctions at the 24th annual ZOOcson, presented by Casino Del Sol
We invite you to support Reid Park Zoo at this annual must-attend social event, featuring 30 of Tucson’s favorite restaurants.
First, graze on small-plate tastings throughout the Zoo while encountering small animals presented by Zoo staff. Then enjoy a specialty cocktail as you outbid your friends at the silent auction, which includes items ranging from power tools and vacation getaways to unique Zoo works of “art” created by Zoo residents. Later in the evening you can raise your paddle during a live auction featuring rare Zoo experiences
Reid Park Zoo's ZOOcson offers a wild night of unforgettable live music by Jovert and Eduardo Costa, and roaming entertainment by Cirque Roots. Best of all, ZOOcson proceeds support the Zoo’s education programs, conservation efforts and improvements for the animals and visitors. Let’s make ZOOcson 2017 our most successful event ever – buy your tickets now to support YOUR community Zoo.
- $125 Per Person
- $95 Per Zoo Member
For $10 more per person, sign up for VIP Admission to skip the check-in lines. We will also contact you for a credit card number to pre-register you for the auction (optional).
Tables of 8 and 4 available for sponsorship.
This is a 21 and over event. Tickets include food at all restaurant stations and 2 drink tickets.
To find out more information here.
Join TEDxTucson for an amazing evening with three speakers, one musical act, glass blowing, and great conversation. After our sold-out Conference, we hope this more intimate Salon will give you a chance to engage with the speakers and other participants and really explore the amazing ideas that come from the talks. PLUS, Cirque Roots will be offering a fire
CONNECT - INSPIRE - ENJOY
TEDxTucson Salons are smaller more intimate events exploring ideas worth spreading around a specific theme - this Salon will be on the theme of “Breathing Fire” bringing together 4 live speakers, 200 participants and our favorite prerecorded TED talks.
Let Cirque Roots inspire you with 45 minute performance of theatrical stilt dance and acrobatics Saturday, December 10th at Zuzi Theater. Spectrum, features an all-woman troupe of performers and is intended to build community and empower the audience with messages of positivity and hope.
One night only and tickets are limited! Grab your tickets today for one last show in Tucson before Spectrum takes their show on a second tour this Spring 2017! All ages welcome. Doors open at 7pm.
Plus, don't miss our Spectrum After Party for dancing and fun at Merci Gallery!
Friday April 15, 2016:
• Early Show - Show at 6:30pm (Doors at 6:00pm)
• Late Show - Show at 8:45pm (Doors at 8:15pm)
Saturday April 16, 2016
• Early Show - Show at 7:00pm (Doors at 6:30pm)
• Late Show - Show at 9:00pm (Doors at 8:30pm)
Tickets: $20 Each -- Purchase Here
Cirque Roots Studio - 901 N. 13th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705
“We are the light we see in others.” Spectrum is a heart-opening stilt performance piece that aims to build community and empower, with a universal message of positivity and hope.
Through modern stilt dance, partner acrobatics, and original choreography, Spectrum features an all female cast of performance artists. This performance piece was created through experimental stilt work and theatrics, with influences of ritual dance, acro yoga, and improvisational dance techniques.
Original soundtrack by Tucson music producer Jyshua Pcalyps and musician Vasanta Weiss on vocals and harmonium.
* Show length is 40 minutes.
** All Ages Welcome
- Early Show - Doors Open at 5:00p & Shows Start at 6:00pm
- Late Show - Doors Open at 7:30p & Show Starts at 8:30p
No Tickets Sold at the Door
- General Admission Ticket - $28 Regular Price
- Price includes 1 Sweet Treat and 1 Beverage
- VIP Ticket - $59 Regular Price
- Price includes 2 Tapas, 2 Beverages and VIP Table Seating
Enjoy an evening at the mad tea party filled with theatrics, circus, tea fare, and live music!
AOL is a satire based on the connection between online social media and the ridiculous world of Wonderland. The story is told through witty theatrics, high-flying stilt acrobatics, daring partner acrobatics, modern hoop dance, and video projection. Joining in on the fun are Mik & Scott, a live, roaming two-person band offering funky fresh sounds.
Show takes place outside. Heaters provided, but dress accordingly.
*All ages welcome, but subtle mature comedy...
Cirque Roots was nominated for a Lumie Arts & Business Award under the category Arts Organization Award!
Co-owners of Cirque Roots (Brittany Briley, Stephanie Cortes, and Zoë Anderson) will be attending the event in celebration of their 3+ years running a business together! To join the party get your ticket here.
The Lumies Awards Celebration is an evening of great food, music and company—including artists, industry and government leaders and those who love the arts. Join us at the Tucson Museum of Art Plaza in celebrating the amazing people, organizations and businesses that make Tucson a vibrant center of the arts!
At 7.00 PM, the emcee will take to the stage to honor this year’s Lumines Award Nominees and announce the Winners. In line with longstanding tradition, each winner will be presented with an iridescent award created by master glass artist Thomas Philabaum.
Dancing follows with cumbia music from Tucson's own fabulous
DJ Dirtyverbs Logan Phillips."