Art After Dark
Jul
8
5:30pm 5:30pm

Art After Dark

Art after Dark just keeps getting better!

For our July program, join Cirque Roots and their host of performers to learn the basics of hooping and juggling and create a paper plate mask.MOCA Tucson will also be at the Museum with their family- friendly Robot DJ (!) to help kids make their own robot! 

Every second Saturday, the Museum hosts two local arts groups at the Museum for FREE hands-on fun from 5:30-8 pm. Enjoy our beautiful courtyard, or step inside for some play-based learning. The first 400 people who attend will get a pass for one free visit to the museum.

The Museum requires entering adults to be accompanied by kids (under 18) and all children must be supervised by an adult.

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Breathing Fire: Explore, Discuss, Connect with Ideas Worth Spreading
Mar
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Breathing Fire: Explore, Discuss, Connect with Ideas Worth Spreading

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.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

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The Very Big Show (of Support!) Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood
Mar
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Very Big Show (of Support!) Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood

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 4, 2017!

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.

Cirque Roots along with the large cast includes cartoonist/satirist David Fitzsimmons, vocalist Katina Murphy from Desert Voices chorus, circus troupe Flam Chen, mariachi by Diana Olivares, comedy from Unscrewed Theater, house band Michael P and the Gullywashers along with mimes, clowns, jugglers and more. Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will be the event’s special guest. The two-hour show will be a packed, nonstop evening of the best of Tucson’s entertainers. 

Please visit www.TheVeryBigShow.com for the whole line up!

Admission is $50 plus ticket fees for general seating tickets and $100 plus ticket fees for limited-quantity VIP tickets - which includes premium seating and a pre-show reception with complimentary cocktails, tacos and opportunities to mix and mingle with Tempest DuJour and other performers.NOTE: VIP TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. 

Please visit www.RialtoTheatre.com for tickets The Very Big Show (of Support!) today!

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Glaminals! Cirque Roots' 5 Year Bday Party
Feb
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Glaminals! Cirque Roots' 5 Year Bday Party

Tucson’s local circus performance troupe, Cirque Roots, invites you to their 5 year anniversary celebration! Get ready for a wild night of animal antics in an eclectic Variety Show House Party. It’s animals vs. the zookeepers, an epic dance-off where the animals fight for their rights to be fabulous. Featuring stilts, partner acrobatics, aerial, flow arts, comedy and more! Bring the whole family — costumes highly encouraged! You won’t want to miss this fun night of 80s glam and zoo inspired shenanigans. 

Plus, come early to hang out in our Lively Lounge to enjoy the DJ beats of Jyshua Pcalyps, “wild” animals roaming the grounds and tasty libations. Get a drink and take a stroll through the zoo for sightings of the real deal.  [MORE INFO]

*** NOTE: No animals were injured or harmed in the making of this production.

Lively Lounge 6-7pm
Variety Show: 7:15pm
Tickets: Adults $10 and Kids 12 & Under $5
Purchase tickets online here or at the door.

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2017 Gem and Jam Festival
Feb
2
to Feb 6

2017 Gem and Jam Festival

The 11th Annual Gem and Jam Festival
www.gemandjamfestival.com

Exciting news from Tucson’s 11th Annual Gem and Jam Festival... The event is moving on from the urban downtown venue, to a desert location surrounded by nature. The new venue, Pima County Fairgrounds is a more expansive space with on site camping, RV hookups, boutique camping options, showers, and the late night events are now included in the ticket price. Dubbed “Crown Jewel of the Southwest Festival Scene” by Huffington Post, mark your calendars down for February 3-5th, 2017. Cirque Roots will be performing and teaching throughout the weekend! 

A truly unique and unforgettable festival experience that brings together music, art, performance, gems, minerals and community like no other. Early bird tickets and camping options are on sale now.

More info at gemandjamfestival.com

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SPECTRUM THROUGH THE PRISM: A Stilt Spectacle
Dec
10
7:30pm 7:30pm

SPECTRUM THROUGH THE PRISM: A Stilt Spectacle

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!

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Celtic Festival Tucson
Nov
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

Celtic Festival Tucson

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.

 

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SPIN SUMMIT FESTIVAL • Colorado Springs, Colorado
May
12
to May 15

SPIN SUMMIT FESTIVAL • Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Cirque Roots' Stilt Ladies are honored to be accepted into the Spin Summit Festival. Brittany, Stephanie and Zoë will be teach Stilt Walking and Acrobatic workshops at one of North America's largest flow arts festivals. 

Cirque Roots' will also be bringing their newest stilt performance Spectrum to the Boulder Circus Center May 7th, 2016. MORE TBA.

More Info & Tickets

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SPECTRUM: A Theatrical Stilt Dance & Acrobatic Spectacle
Apr
15
to Apr 16

SPECTRUM: A Theatrical Stilt Dance & Acrobatic Spectacle

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

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Alice OnLine - A Mad Tea Party
Dec
12
5:00pm 5:00pm

Alice OnLine - A Mad Tea Party

Showtimes:

  • Early Show - Doors Open at 5:00p & Shows Start at 6:00pm
  • Late Show - Doors Open at 7:30p & Show Starts at 8:30p

Tickets:

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.

Tickets on sale here. More info here

Show takes place outside. Heaters provided, but dress accordingly.

*All ages welcome, but subtle mature comedy...

 

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Lumies Award Nomination!
Sep
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Lumies Award Nomination!

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."

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