Essential Circus Stage Three
Created and performed by: Jennifer (Opal) Elchuk, Tegan Moss, and Jeremy Pastic
THURSDAY OCTOBER 8 2020
LOCATION:Peterborough Square courtyard
SHOW LENGTH: 20 mins
*Please arrive 15-20 minutes early
Photo of Opal Elchuk by Mossworks Photography
The illuminated Clock Tower & Market Hall provide an iconic backdrop for a stunning fire performance. Arriving at dusk spectators have a chance to experience the extraordinary in a seemingly ordinary location. Opal, Tegan and Jeremy will dance with an exciting array of fire props. The spinning flames are accompanied by electro swing music that has an energetic excitement accessible across generations. Join us for this playful and entertaining act that invites the whole family to enjoy the magic of the circus.
Music: The Grand Bizarre by Beats Antique, Catgroove by Parov Stelar, Mighty (feat.JFTH) by Caravan Palace
Elchuk currently manages the Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts(PACA), a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching and creating circus arts locally. She has been part of PACA since it was founded in 2014 instructing youth and adults, performing, and producing shows. Holding degrees in both Fine Arts and Education, Elchuk is also a graduate of Circus Instructor training at the National Circus School. She performs aerial arts, fire dancing and stilt walking with Trellis Arts and Entertainment and Uncommon Entertainment.
Jeremy Pastic was born in this lovely town of Peterborough, and continues to work, play and perform here. He developed a passion for movement from a young age – probably from watching Power Rangers – which led him into martial arts and gymnastics. Combining these disciplines with a more recent passion for circus arts, Jeremy has pursued performance more seriously in the last 3 years. You may have seen him display his talents and tricks on stilts and/or with fire as a soloist recently with Trellis Arts & Entertainment at Belleville Multicultural and Waterfront Festival (2019), Picton Firelight Lantern Festival (2019) and in their virtual Canada Day Programming (2020), or in productions with Peterborough Academy of Circus in Circus Screamland (2019) and Cirquelesque (2018/2019). He last performed fire with a fire trio at Picton’s IceBox Festival and Havelock Fire & Ice Festival (2020). He hopes to expand his professional performance portfolio, and continue to learn from those around him. While not performing, he makes nice things out of wood for The Little Building Company. Jeremy loves dogs.
Professional circus artist performing primarily in flow arts disciplines with additional works in aerial arts. Over 10-years performing with hula hoops and poi that are illuminated with fire, LED lights, or static colours. Over a decade of experience choreographing original works as a soloist or in duet, and more recently for groups of up to five circus artists.
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An outdoor fall performance series to be presented between October 2-18 2020 in Peterborough/Nogojiwanong. The Pivot Series is intended for socially distanced outdoor audiences in response to COVID-19 measures. Public Energy Performing Arts has partnered with the Peterborough ReFrame Film Festival to create a short documentary about the Pivot Series for screening at the 2021 ReFrame festival.
The Pivot Series is inviting artists to re-imagine existing work, or create new work for an outdoor site-specific public setting in Peterborough/Nogojiwanong. Locations include parking lots, parks, park pavilions and many more. Performance works are 15-30 minutes in length.
FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE PIVOT SERIES CLICK HERE.