Regions Available: Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley &, Howe Sound, Vancouver Island Lower, Vancouver Island Mid, Vancouver Island North, Interior, North, Remote, Kootenays
Grant Eligibility: Eligible for 40% AIE
Greg Tarlin and Kristi Heath have performed all over North America for school audiences that have varied in size from 15 to 2,500. They have also performed at children's festivals around the world and at family events across Canada. Greg's remarkable circus skills earned him the title of Canadian Juggling Champion at the age of 20. Kristi's background includes performing with both Second City and Cirque du Soleil. Together the two of them have created numerous shows that combine circus skills, science concepts and physical comedy. This school year marks their 17th year of performing in schools.
School Year: 22-23
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 8
Duration: 50 mins.
Tech Requirements: electrical outlet
Available Formats: In Person
Anyone with an idea can be an inventor! The Great Canadian Invention Circus is an informative, inspiring and engaging show about Canadian inventors. The show ties the history of Canadaâs creative thinkers to the present world of makers and the new tools readily available to everyone, even kids! In a delightful mashup between circus and invention, students see how microcontrollers can be combined with juggling, how plate spinning becomes a dish drying invention and how electric unicycles are part of the new world we live in. Important messages about not giving up and looking at problems creatively are key elements in the show.
These two performers are masters at understanding how kids learn. Sonya Ryhal, Springfield Artists in the Classroom
The show held the students in rapt attention, created space for them to cheer and participate, but kept excellent control over the energy. Victoria McAllister, Redfish Elementary
Kristi and Greg had a great variety of routines, an amazing skill level and best of all, they kept us all laughing. Beth Williams, The United Way