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Sand Northrup - One Woman Circus

Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English, French

Sand Northrup (One Woman Circus) is an exceptional bilingual artist and educator who brings circus arts to life for thousands of students annually. Well-known for her hilarious, interactive performances and her skill as a physical comedian, juggler and unicyclist, Sand possesses a remarkable ability to connect with young audiences. Her show and circus workshops are wildly popular and have been called "the best we've ever had" by numerous principals, teachers and students.


Reviews

The kids LOVED it... totally engaging! Libby Hart, Principal, Vanderhoof
That was absolutely fantastic. Everybody is raving about you. Dana Brown, Principal, Surrey
It was sooooo funny! I could watch it 30,000,000,000,000 times. Anwyn, primary student

Performances & Workshops

Circus Arts Residencies (1-10 days)

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 1 - 10 days
Capacity: 4 or 5 workshops daily in groups of 20 - 30 students
Tech Requirements: Gym access 30 minutes prior, name tags and gym shoes required for students.
Fee Range: $735 - $1035 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$700.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$750.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,000.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,000.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,000.00
Interior
$1,000.00
North
$0.00
Kootenays
$1,000.00

Sand offers curriculum relevant circus workshops that demonstrate open learning mindset in action. "The best hands-on residency we've had," say principals, educators and participants alike. Students love the physical challenges and enjoy concrete results. Teachers love the emphasis on mindfulness, personal effort, self-regulation and incremental learning through focused practice. Sand customizes circus projects based on learning objectives. Available in French, English or both.

Combo Day: 3 Workshops + Performance

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: 20-30 students per workshop up to 3 sessions, 600 for performance
Tech Requirements: Gym access 30 minutes prior, usual assembly set up for performance
Fee Range: $1,035 -$1,335 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$1,000.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,100.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,250.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,250.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,250.00
Interior
$1,250.00
North
$1,300.00
Kootenays
$1,300.00

By popular demand, Sand offers the best of both worlds: a full-day circus experience combining her performance and student workshops. Up to three classes try hands-on circus skills in the morning and after lunch the entire school participates in an all-ages performance of One Woman Circus and the Student Stars. The show features selected workshop participants demonstrating new circus skills.

Fit to Be Tried

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 50 mins. + Q&A
Capacity: 500 students
Tech Requirements: Clean stage area (16' x 20') access 60 mins prior, power, change room
Fee Range: $685 - $885 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)


Fit to Be Tried is a zany production promoting daily activity, playing and healthy living using circus arts, physical comedy and live music to inspire young audiences to re-invent the concept of "working out" and to undertake greater commitment to physical health. Fit To Be Tried provokes fits of laughter with its contagious approach to fitness and self-improvement, posing pressing questions such as "What exactly is unicycle basketball?" and "Does what go up really have to come down?"

One Woman Circus and the Student Stars

Grade Suitability: K -8
Duration: 50 mins. + Q&A
Capacity: 600 students
Tech Requirements: Clean stage area (16' x 20') access 60 min prior, power, change room.
Fee Range: $715 - $935 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$680.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$730.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$850.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$850.00
Vancouver Island North
$850.00
Interior
$850.00
North
$900.00
Kootenays
$900.00

Both the elementary and middle school versions of this fast-paced, circus-themed performance receive rave reviews. The show features Sand as a hapless circus artiste in need of a troupe. Numerous students are enlisted to create a surprising variety of juggling, unicycling and clown routines. Presented in English, French or both, it is engaging, entertaining and exceptionally well constructed to appeal to all ages. Warning: can cause rib-aching laughter and makes some teachers cry.

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