Join Seattle Rep in conversation with youth members of the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA) as they reflect upon their workshop with contemporary physical theater troupe, The 7 Fingers (the artists behind Seattle Rep's presentation of Passengers), and how this art form inspires them. You can learn more about SANCA here.
Note: There will be a ten-minute break between the end of the performance and panel discussion.
Can't make it in-person? This event will be live-streamed here.
Mo is a high school senior living in Seattle, and is an accomplished circus performer and coach. She loves all things circus especially aerial sling, club passing, group and partner acrobatics, hat juggling, and dance. She has been performing with SANCA’s youth companies since she was 7. In 2023 she won the Under-18 category of the Circus International Film Festival with a circus film that she created. When not on stage, Mo can be found at SANCA teaching kids and adults a variety of circus skills.
In the summer of 2017, Cara attended her first circus camp at SANCA. After learning that she enjoyed the circus environment, she continued her circus journey, taking classes in tumbling, aerial, trampoline, and more. She then joined the Celestial Circus youth performance group in 2019, where they had their first taste of circus performance at the Chicago Social Circus Festival. Ever since then, Cara has been performing in group acts, trios, and even self-choreographed solos all over the Greater Seattle Area with Celestial Circus.
Josephine Shapiro is a high school senior living in Seattle, and a lifelong circus performer. She loves performing a variety of circus disciplines including Lyra, Fabric, Trapeze, Juggling, Acrobatics, and many others. Josephine has been a part of the performance troupes at SANCA since she was 5 years old. She has also performed with Versatile Arts in Seattle. Earlier this year she became a summer camp coach at SANCA and loves teaching kids and sharing how the circus has transformed her life.
Meet Rowan, a 16-year-old from Seattle with a deep passion for circus arts, guitar, and robotics. He's an accomplished circus artist, with over a decade of experience. When he's not rehearsing for a circus show, Rowan spends his time playing guitar, both acoustic and electric or programming robots for his school's robotics team, where he serves as the lead programmer.
Through contemporary dance, music, and extraordinary acrobatics, this breathtaking cirque spectacle explores the unique stories of strangers in transit.