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2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Some fantastic news!The Imperial OPA Circus has been invited to be part of the 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival (SFF)!(Here is a link to the festival:  http://www.festival.si.edu/2017/circus-arts/smithsonian ).Marketing it 50th anniversary in 2017, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival will feature for the first time,  Circus Arts in America!  For 14 days over 1 million people will come to learn about Circus arts at the national Mall in Washington DC. The Imperial OPA Circus has been invited to be one of the 20 presenting companies to represent modern circus in America. This event can help shape the future of Circus Arts in America.Beyond this historic event in DC filled with free circus shows by Atlanta performers, circus classes for guests taught by us, and connections, we will have a workshop day with The National Endowment of the Arts (NEA). In this conversation with the NEA, together we will help establish what is needed to make Circus more robust across America and elevated to a national art! Also, their is a good chance we can get connect with  people who wish to fund a larger Circus School in Atlanta, and funding for additional Circus productions here as well! All just amazing.To make this event happen  we need to raise the funds to make our way to DC. Our goal is to bring  bring 10 performers to DC for the 14 day run.To make this happen we are launching a indiegogo campaign.If you have a moment please go here to read about it: https://igg.me/at/imperialopa

The Imperial OPA’s Circus Sundays

Circus Sunday 2013 - The First one 2014 2015 Circus Sunday's Ahhh, Circus Sundays. Since our first circus Sunday on July 22, 2013, each summer we have dedicated a handful of Sunday afternoons to connect with our community, share fun memories with our fans, and friends and you. But what is Circus Sunday's? Circus Sundays is a free event. It's an afternoon out in a park somewhere sharing time with people who love circus. We may set up our portable aerial rig, have a few mats laying around, have a few circus performers tumbling and circus-ing around, and for sure that we will have lots of smiles on! This is not a show or performance, but a group of performers who like to go outside, who like to engage our community, and who like to share what they know about circus. We may just be laying in the grass looking at the clouds, we may be building human pyramids to touch the leaves, perhaps we working on passing juggling, tumbling, demoing an act or just giving high fives... whatever the case you are our friends, you're invited to join us if you wish. What to bring: A blanket and some food, Any sort of circus performance gear, Feel free to dress up in a costume if you wish, If your photographer, sketch artist, or poet - bring your media of choice, Be sure to bring a big smile and positive energy! Again this is a free event to come to, we will however have a tip bucket out to accept donations. We should stress, this is not a performance. We aren't selling tickets, If you want to hang out [...]

Big-Top Rincon! – A paradise circus retreat.

Big-Top Rincon! - A paradise circus retreat. Big-Top Rincon! A paradise circus retreat. The Big Top comes to Puerto Rico!Join The Imperial OPA Circus  for an all-inclusive 7 day Circus retreat in the lush Caribbean town of Rincon, Puerto Rico. Set on the west coast of the island, Rincon is known for its world-class waves and has truly earned it’s nickname of “the land of beautiful sunsets”.Yes that is correct, you will be living and playing in a paradise retreat while exploring Circus arts, discovering the island, performing yoga, eating healthy *meals (* prepared by some of the best chefs in Rincon), and making friendships to last a lifetime.Your days will start off with Yoga at 8am, then be followed by a healthy mix of Activity, free time, explorations around the island, Circus skill training, and relaxing beach time. These memories filled days will wrap up around 8 pm with a sunset meal, giving you and your new friends time to reflect on the adventures that just happened.The instructors for this adventure are performers full-time at the Imperial OPA Circus (TheImperialOPA.com). They will be your guides in teaching you, Aerial arts, Acro (*partner yoga and hand-to-hand balancing), fire arts and object manipulation ( such as juggling and POI), and other fun Circus arts!The workshops in circus arts will be geared towards the introductory level student, if however you wish to further your study in something specific, private one-on-one sessions are available with any circus instructor. Additionally there are times planned out in the day for you to focus on the area study you wish.Our vision:To provide a fun and safe environment for you, our guests to [...]

Circus Brunch at Venkman’s

Location: Sponsors Circus Brunch at Venkman’s Make your Saturday something special with Circus Brunch at Venkman’s! Featuring performers from Atlanta’s own Imperial Opa Circus, you will be treated to thrilling acrobatics, gravity defying aerial acts, mystifying magic, and more... its Brunch with a side of Circus.  The show will be about a 1 hr experience in total, giving you time for a great brunch (*a bloody marry or 2) and a delightful outing. You will see a 20 min show that has unique acts, fun skills, and great performers. The performers will also walk about the venue entertaining in strange and Facebook I-got-to-post-this-OMG photo sharing ways.  This will repeat, if you come in late, no problem, you can still see the 2nd or 3rd showing. We are also very thrilled to be working with Venkman's on this event and hope to present you this brunch show once or twice a month. Also, if you have not dined at this location, you MUST. The food is amazing! Stop by and tell them the Circus sent you. TICKETING & RESERVATION INFO: Tickets include a one hour experience. Food and beverage are not included in ticket price. Table reservations can be made separately at www.venkmans.com (see "Reservations"), or by calling 470-225-6162. OPA! This Months Brunch will be Saturday, April 9 at 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Tickets are $10 Tickets include a one hour experience. Food and beverage are not included in ticket price. Table reservations can be made separately at www.venkmans.com (see “Reservations”), Or by calling 470-225-6162. Looking for a way to help keep the Circus alive in Atlanta? Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/TheImperialOPA Patreon is a way you can provide a [...]

The Imperial OPA’s Grand Cabaret & Monthly Variety Spectacle

Show Dates: Location: 7 Stages 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 Tickets online at: Theimperialopa.bpt.me Doors: 10:45 PM Start Time: 11 PM End Time: 12:30 Am Acts: ?? See this event on https://www.facebook.com/. Location: Be a Sponsor of the shows: Are you looking to reach a unique audience? Do you want to help the local Atlanta art scene? Have a passion for circus? Well we are looking for sponsors who like to have their logo, branding, or message seen at our shows! Sponsorship packages start at $400 to have your logo or branding scene in our program guide and mentioned on stage by our MC host. We have additional packages that are more robust such as sponsoring the whole season, or exclusively sponsoring one of the productions. Contact us today to discuss options that are available. We want to work with you! Circus@theimperialopa.com 404.547.9124 The Imperial OPA Circus is proud to announce a Monthly Cabaret & Variety Spectacle! Filling the void for those who don't want to just sit at a bar late Friday night, we are proud to present The Grand Cabaret (& monthly variety spectacle)! This one hour and half ish production is a mix of a variety of artists, strung together by a colorful emcee, it will fill you with surprise and delight - and leave you feeling better in the morning then a night out drinking. Don't believe us? Just try it out and you'll see. Audience members quotes: "Let me begin by saying I thoroughly enjoyed myself." "Was pleasantly surprised" "WOW" Each month will feature new artists and some crowd favorites from our very own hand-to-hand balancing team, out-of-town guests and surprised performers. [...]

Best new Circus acts of 2016

Best new Circus acts of 2016! One of the reasons the Imperial OPA Circus is the leading entertainment provider in Georgia is that were always striving for new and better, more extraordinary, and more stupendous performances and acts to keep you entertained. Below you will find a few of our new highlighted acts for this year. Will update this page from time to time with new and wondrous performances and acts that you will want to book for your next engagement! Extraordinary Whip Cracking! If you're looking for a act that  will capture the attention of your guests and leave them speechless, let us introduce our dual cracker. He has been performing with double whips since before he could crawl and is crowd favorite by far. This act can be performed with two whips in an ambient fashion, or performed on stage as part of routine with a lovely assistant (*whom gets roses whipped from her delicate lips), or can be performed with dual fire whips releasing plumes of fiery explosions into the sky! We are proud to say we are the only company in the southeast offering such an performance. Contact us today to book this truly remarkable act.   The Cyr Wheel! We started working with this very accomplished performer last year, one of the acts he brings the table besides being part of our award-winning hand-to-hand balance team, is the Cyr Wheel. The best way to describe this act is they take a quarter stand up on end on your desk, then flick it and watch it spin! Now imagine that 6 feet tall and whirling around on stage in front of you. It is intense and amazing!! [...]

New Year Funding Drive for 2016

Progress Towards Funding Goal: Total Raised Big Thank You's to our Contributors:  Amy  : $107.53   Make a contribution and get your name or a link added here to our funding page! OPA! New Year Funding Drive for 2016 Help with the ongoing growth and success of your local Circus. The Imperial OPA Circus is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas. Fractured atlas is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Contributions for the purposes of The Imperial OPA Circus are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Donate Today Hello Friends and Fans of The Imperil OPA Circus!  Welcome to 2016, a new year filled with new adventures, new outings, and many more times for you to come and have some fun with your circus! As we enter into 2016, your circus, The Imperial OPA Circus, is asking for some support. We must raise funds to cover yearly insurance, and operating costs such as taxes and organizational fees. The total for both of these items together is $9, 587.27 Insurance - $4,453.77 Taxes/Operating costs - $5,133.50 Total: $9, 587.27 We are reaching out to the community of our friends and supporters to encourage you to make a tax-exempt donation. Any and all funds raised will go towards paying down our balance for insurance and operating costs, best part its tax-exempt if you use this link - https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=13110 Last year The Imperial OPA was able to provide discounted or free entertainment services to over 10 events, we also did over 15 community events were we invited you out to come and join us, for free! In total with your support last year we donated over 300 collective hours of entertainment! This year we wish [...]

Georgia’s #1 Entertainment Agency!

Georgia's #1 Entertainment booking company! Georgia's #1 Entertainment Agency! The Imperial OPA Circus, since 2008 we have been providing Atlanta, and the South East with extraordinary entertainment. With repeat clients like Emory University, Kennesaw State University, The City of Atlanta, Fox theater, Cypress street Pint and Plate, and many festivals, night club events, corporate parties, conferences, and even other entertainment booking companies, The Imperial OPA has proven time and time again that we have the BEST artists at the BEST rates in the South East. Looking for something more then a few fantastic artists at your event? We produce shows and experiences as well! YES, stand out from the pack with a unique experience. Prehaps its a product launch or you are looking to engage with your audience in new and unique way, we can produce a show around your message or brand. This is sure to leave your guests wowed! If you need artists that stilt walk, spin fire (fire dance), aerial artists (aerial dance), juggle, tumble, dance, eat swords, or other give us a call and lets talk. We work with a range of about 45 artists in Atlanta alone, and 300+ on the East Cost, and we want to work with you. Contact us today at circus@theimperialopa.com - together we can help add that little bit of spice to your already great event! OPA!

Imaginarium A Carnival of Curiosities

Imaginaruim - for Serenbe Play House Event Venue This event will happen at Trees Atlanta. Imaginaruim - for Serenbe Play House Serenbe Playhouse’s sultry spin on the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic "Carousel" is sure to leave your heart reeling –and Atlanta will get a sneak peek of their scintillating interpretation at their first-annual in town Friendraiser. On Thursday, November 12th Serenbe Playhouse will provide a sneak peek of their 2016 season with their first-ever in town Friendraiser at Trees Atlanta headquarters. In what will prove to be a true evening of easy-going joys and devil-may-care indulgences never before seen inside the city, the players of Serenbe Playhouse will breathe new life into Cabbagetown. Attendees can anticipate an evening filled with carnival amusements, entertainments, and performances inspired by their forthcoming spring production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel. They have asked us to lend a hand at this fun raiser by providing some OPA circus actions. Learn More Learn More on the Web at: http://www.serenbeplayhouse.com/home/performances/special-events/imaginarium-a-carnival-of-curiosities

Owl-O-Ween 2015

Owl-O-Ween 2015 Event Venue This event will happen at the KSU Sports + Entertainment Park in Kennesaw, GA Owl-O-Ween 2015 Welcome to the 3rd Annual Owl-O-Ween Festival, it is Atlanta’s ONLY Hot Air Balloon Festival and largest costume party!! Step into the mystical world for two nights on October 23rd and 24th for trick or treating, tethered balloon rides, October Fest, live entertainment brought to you by The Imperial OPA, and more, so so very much more! Owl-O-Ween was created with kids of all ages in mind. From young to old you will find something that suites everyone’s imagination. Owl-O-Ween is located on the 88 acres of Kennesaw State’s Sports + Entertainment Park. Not sure where that is? Pop 3200 George Busbee Parkway, Kennesaw, GA 30144 into your GPS and you will arrive at our whimsical playground. Adult beverages will be served through out the grounds. Be sure to bring your ID and adventurous side to try out our OKTOBERFEST or Craft Beer Garden. We encourage you to be as creative with your costumes as you can be, however, we ask that you keep the bats and spikes to your costume as PG and family friendly as possible. Tap into your whimsical side and embrace the creative nature of Halloween. Learn More Learn More on the Web at: http://owl-o-ween.com Buy Tickets at: http://order.ticketalternative.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=FES&linkID=ta-usa10&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode= Performing Artists Stilt Walkers | Hand to Hand Balancing Team | Clowns | Sword Swallower | Fire Artist | Entertainment Troop | Marching Band | Comedic Trio | Aerial arts | Ice Carving | Ninja warrior training | and MORE Owl-O-Ween 2015