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One Part Circus, Two Parts Burlesque, A Pinch of Class and a Dash of Trash; Circ X returns! @ Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater.
One Part Circus, Two Parts Burlesque, A Pinch of Class and a Dash of Trash; Circ X returns! @ Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater.
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We are thrilled to partner with the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater to bring you Miami’s own, affordable resident cabaret.

Thanks to the help of our backers on Kickstarter in 2012, we were able to produce our anniversary retro-spectacle on the Main Stage at the Fillmore to a packed house. We knew then that Miami was ready and hungry for this type of entertainment so we applied for a Knight Arts Challenge grant to pursue our dream of creating our resident cabaret show.

We won the grant, and now thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, we are ready to embark on this next chapter, but we’re required to raise matching funds. So far we have raised enough money to cover the venue and tech crew, but all the money we raise through this campaign will go directly towards paying the performers.

Unlike our previous three-hour performance marathon, this show will be condensed into one hour and performed TWICE in one evening. This will help keep the ticket cost low and allow for you to either catch the show before dinner or afterwards.

The show will feature a variety of “short format” acts from neo-burlesque to theatrical circus artistry, showcasing South Florida’s fringe performance artists and providing them a place to take risks and explore.

The Fillmore has been gracious enough to give us half of the house tickets, which we are using as our rewards. This means you can get the same ticket before it’s open to the general public and WITHOUT all those fun service fees!

Looking forward to seeing you at our next show!  Set for September 20th, 2014 @ the Fillmore Miami Beach @ the Jackie Gleason Theater =D.

REWARDS!!

In addition to tickets to the show, you can also get 1 of 7 handcrafted feather and crystal masks made by ME!  Just in time for Halloween!!!

Just remember to tell me which one you want when you pledge so I can set it aside as they are one of a kind. =D

Risks and challenges

Often times cabaret/burlesque shows are produced quickly as a variety of short format acts with no relation to one another, relying on the Emcee to piece it all together. Primarily because of budget constraints, these type of shows don't allow for a lengthy rehearsals process. In the past, we have either created pieces with a couple days turn around or pulled acts from our repertory. Knowing the strengths of the cast, I usually stay up making simple choreographies to quickly teach them sometimes just hours before the performance. Other times I rely on them to quickly make their own solo and duo pieces. In either case, it has never been my ideal way of working, but due to our high pace result driven industry it's what we have had to resort to for the past decade.

With our cast having roots in ensemble dance and physical theater, I want to explore the possibilities of having rehearsals that are process driven rather than result driven. Instead of having pre choreographed pieces, we will develop them during the process. Rehearsals will run like conditioning and ensemble building workshops, as well as performance laboratories were we can take risks and explore. Personally the most challenging part for me perhaps,will be to let go and trust the process rather than approaching it with an already 'written' script.

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    WOW! You got your self a PAIR of front row seat tickets PLUS a "very special surprise" ;) EARLY SHOW! *please note that you must attend the show to get your "very special surprise".

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    The Early Special!!! You get 9 tickets to our EARLY SHOW! (This was a special request for a special friend ;) )

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    Just in time for HALLOWEEN! A one of a kind crystal and feather mask hand made by ME!

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    One of our Circ X trained interactive performers will come perform at you next party or event for one hour.

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    One of our Circ X trained interactive performers will come perform at you next party or event for TWO hours.

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    EARLY SPONSOR! Your brand name, company and or logo will be Prominently displayed on the large digital screen through out the pre-show and intermission. Plus you will get verbal shout outs for your brand or company throughout the EARLY show, as well as, in all of our social marketing. If your company is product based, you will be able to distribute samples throughout the show! For you and your vip friends you will get one table for 4 up close near the stage.

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    SUPER SPONSOR!! You get everything in the sponsor category but for BOTH shows! PLUS your company or brand name in LIGHTS ON THE MARQUEE of the Fillmore to read"

    presents Circ X Cabaret! "
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