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Circus Arts 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Circus Arts 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival featuring Circus arts! 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. This historic event in DC filled with free circus shows, circus classes for guests taught by professionals, and hearing tails of the Circus world, but their is more!  Their will be 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! The Circus of Atlanta, The Imperial OPA We are also thrilled to announce that our founder and Ringmaster Tim Mack, will be a Ringmaster at this event along side legionary performers of circus. He will announcing acts on the Ralph Rinzler Stage. (*Side note Ralph Rinzler was a mandolin player, folksinger, and the co-founder of the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival). This stage will host troops and performing artists threw-out the day for the length of the event. Beyond this, on Friday the 30th and Friday the 7th before the stage comes alive with performers,  Tim will be helping with the Naturalization [...]

Figure Drawing, Circus Bodies, Beer & Good Times

Figure Drawing, Circus Bodies, Beer & Good Times. Events Location: Thank you to the Georgia Beer Garden for Supporting the arts! Georgia Beer Garden www.georgiabeergarden.com   Figure Drawing, Circus Bodies, Beer & Good Times Hello Figure Drawing fans! The Imperial OPA circus in partnership with The Georgia Beer Garden is thrilled to announce a new endeavor! Figure Drawing, Circus Bodies, Beer & Good Times! YES! Artists and partners that work with The Imperial OPA Circus have agreed to pose for local artists to draw. Wednesday nights, on the second floor of the Georgia Beer Garden, members of our troop, performers we partner with, and other movement based performing artists will do their best to hold still (*Trust us, for movement based artists this is a challenge) for you to draw. We will "try" to follow this format: Doors open 15 minuets before 8pm 8:00-8:20 pm (18) One minute poses, 8:20-8:40 pm (9) Two minute poses, 8:40-9:00 pm (5) Four minute poses, 15 minute break (*Go get a beer downstairs at the bar!). 9:15-9:25 pm Ten minute pose. 9:25-9:40 pm Fifteen minute pose. 9:40-10:00 pm Twenty minute pose. Each week we will also do our best to bring in 2 performers, one male and one female. Its the performers/Models choice if they will pose in Costumes, with props, Semi Nude or Nude. We will when we are able to or it makes sense, bring in apparatus for them to work on like the Lyra or a pole. Admission is 10$ > Cash preferred (*Tho we can take cards at the upstairs door) - Performers do accept tips [...]

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. [...]

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

The Great Gatsby CIRCUS

The Great Gatsby CIRCUS Event Venue This event will happen at 7stages in Little 5 points The Great Gatsby CIRCUS @ Curious Encounters at 7 Stages Come see The Imperial OPA, performing at Curious Encounters at 7Stages! We will be performing an adaptation of The Great Gatsby, "The Great Gatsby CIRCUS"!! http://www.7stages.org/events/curious-literary-encounters/ Curated by Michael Haverty with Imperial OPA Circus, Found Stages, The Artizen Company, Erik Thurmond with Johnny Drago, and more! Seven innovative Atlanta artists & ensembles create original, interactive works based on famed works of literature: The Great Gatsby, Joy Luck Club, Heart is a Lonely Hunter, & more. Search for unexpected performances in the hidden nooks and corners of our building in this annual festival. Come curious. October 1-4, 2015 Thursday-Saturday performances at 7-10 PM Sunday performance at 6-9 PM *To allow enough time to see all of the pieces during Curious (Literary) Encounters, we recommend coming at least 1-hour before the end time. Tickets are available at: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?w=2346df3a974e9f436ac15fafbb946cc8&t=tix! Learn More Learn More on the Web at: www.7stages.org/