Troupe Vertigo Announces 10-City Symphony Cirque Series Tour
Troupe Vertigo, whose innovative circus-dance-theater works redefine visual space with displays of mental and physical prowess, announces its 2018-19 Symphony Cirque Series. Now in its second year, the one-of-a-kind series features a range of programs, created in collaboration with national symphonies, that highlight popular films, Broadway hits, and holiday classics. Audiences in Indianapolis, Phoenix, Baltimore, Salt Lake City and Seattle, among others, can experience the synergy between symphony musicians and circus-dance-theater artists as they share the stage for a spellbinding performance.
With artistic direction by wife and husband team Aloysia Gavre and Rex Camphuis, Troupe Vertigo's programs create dynamic shows that have garnered the company critical acclaim. Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker is re-imagined as Cirque Cracker, with Troupe Vertigo's ensemble of circus artists and dancers climbing, contorting, and soaring to the "Waltz of the Flowers." Cirque Cinema creates its signature aerial pictures by weaving drama from The Greatest Showman and Shape of Water with action from Superman and Mission Impossible. Cirque Dances leads audiences on a tour of rhythms from every continent, tying together styles such as salsa, merengue, tango, samba, folk dances, and the waltz.
"Setting our circus-dance-theater creations to the work of orchestral symphonies, on a shared stage, has been an artistic challenge which has stretched our company in new ways," says Founding Artistic Director Alysia Gavre. "Working alongside a creative genius like Jack Everly, Principal Pops Conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony, and many other top symphony directors, has empowered us to create new musical circus collaborations for the symphony hall."
Since its founding in 2009, Troupe Vertigo has created innovative theatrical pieces using traditional circus arts forms. The company continues to redefine what it means to work collaboratively across artistic disciplines, while remaining familiar to viewers.
TROUPE VERTIGO 2018-2019 CIRQUE SYMPHONY SERIES
September 19 - 22 Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, IN - Cirque goes to Cinema
October 16 Vancouver Symphony, Canada - Cirque Dances
December 5-9 The Phoenix Symphony, AZ - Holiday Program
December 10-16 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, MD - Cirque Nutcracker
December 21-23 Tucson Symphony Orchestra, AZ - Holiday Program
January 16-20 The Phoenix Symphony, AZ - Cirque Swan Lake
April 3-7 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, MD - Cirque goes to Cinema
April 17-20 Utah Symphony & Opera, Salt Lake City, UT - Cirque Dances
April 30 Viterbo University Bright Star Season, WI - Cirque Dances
May 31-June 2 Seattle Symphony, WA - Cirque goes to Broadway
June 19-22 National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ottawa, Canada - Cirque goes to
Cirque Cinema: Musical scores of award-winning films, such as The Greatest Showman and Shape of Water, Superman and Mission Impossible, become the backdrop for this program-imagine the shapes, sounds and emotions that the cinematic world would produce on stage.
Cirque Cracker: Everyone's favorite Holiday tradition-the ensemble of dancers, contortionists and dancers comes out to play alongside the character creations from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.
Cirque Dances: A whirlwind tour of rhythms from every continent-salsa, merengue, tango, samba, European folk dances, waltz- speak the universal language of dance. Featuring Troupe Vertigo's artistry and breathtaking visuals Cirque Dances creates a celebration that will lift the human spirit.
Cirque Holiday: Troupe Vertigo's aerialists, dancers and contortionists bring their talents together to highlight a variety of Holiday favorites including The Nutcracker's Waltz of the Flowers and Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Babes in Toyland's March of the Toys, the Peanut Brittle Brigade, and Estancia's Op. 8: Malambo
Cirque Swan Lake: Through its incredible physical feats, the ensemble helps tell the tale of the princess Odette, the opposing forces facing and her eventual transformation.
About Troupe Vertigo
Los Angeles based Troupe Vertigo was founded in 2009 by wife and husband team Aloysia Gavre and Rex Camphuis. With an eclectic mix of Circus-Dance-Theater, Troupe Vertigo shows ignite the imagination in mentally and physically spell-binding ways. Working in collaboration with national symphonies, Troupe Vertigo's high-caliber cirque acts are seamlessly woven together with each symphony's unique music selections-creating an evening of stunning physical feats choreographed into works of art. Among these creations are Cirque-Cracker (Phoenix Symphony), Cirque Broadway (Baltimore Symphony) and Cirque Cinema (Philly Pops and Indianapolis Symphony). Troupe Vertigo Performance highlights include Nighthawks: a Film Noir Circus at LA's Ford Amphitheater, Tableaux featuring an all-female cast, Taylor Mac's A 24-Decade History of Popular Music at UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance and TEDx at USC. Troupe Vertigo's facility is also home to Cirque School-LA's premier circus space, offering production resources to the film and t.v. industry, and over 50 weekly classes "For Anybody with Any Body[MOU1] " designed to empower all with circus skills.
About Alysia Gavre and Rex Camphuis
Veteran show producers Aloysia Gavre and Rex Camphuis bring their combined expertise in dance, theater, circus arts, film and TV production to their artistic leadership of Troupe Vertigo and its companion company, Cirque School L.A. Aloysia spent 25 years touring internationally with the Pickle Family Circus, Cirque du Soleil and Symphonies across the globe. Rex began as stage manager for both national and International tours with San Francisco's Pickle Family Circus, the Tandy Beal Dance Company and Dance Through Time. He served as co-director and Musical Director for Cirque Mechanic's Birdhouse Factory and as the Associate Producer and Sound Designer in Residence with San Francisco's Traveling Jewish Theatre. With over 25 years of circus and theater production experience, Rex and Aloysia work side by side staging, directing, designing, producing and choreographing. Together they have directed Pickle Circus Production's High Water Radio with The Tin Hat Trio at the Palace of Fine Arts, and Elevation 63 at Theater Artaud. Their unique creative collaborations for Troupe Vertigo incorporate elements of dance, choreography, and dramaturgy and have resulted in three full-length shows: Nightmare and the Cat, Night Hawks: A Film Noir Circus, and TABLEAUX.