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Sand Northrup - One Woman Circus

Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English, French

Sand Northrup (AKA One Woman Circus) is an exceptional artist and educator whose extensive experience and contagious enthusiasm bring circus arts to life for thousands of students annually. With a solid reputation as an outstanding teacher, mentor and role model, Sand currently performs and teaches circus arts in public schools and at circus camps in French, English or both. She also collaborates on numerous projects under both the social circus and children festival banners in Alberta and British Columbia. She has coordinated an award-winning after school circus programme for the City of Burnaby and offers the best hands on circus workshops available, adapted to all ages from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Sand is Director of the Therapeutic Clown program at BC Children?s Hospital and Sunny Hill Centre for Children and has worked part time as a therapeutic clown at both institutions since 2004.


Reviews

That was absolutely fantastic. Everybody is raving about you. Principal, Sullivan Elementary, Surrey
You are an outstanding performer, teacher and coach and we really enjoyed working with you. We have seen our students grow in their skills and confidence. We hope you come back... each year! Grade 2 Teaching Team, Jennie Elliott Elementary, AB
It was fantastic, lively and very entertaining. I liked the involvement you had with the kids doing things with you. And just your tricks, they were incredible. All the kids really enjoyed it, from K to my Grade 5/6s. Grade 5/6 Teacher, WL McLeod, Vanderhoof

Performances & Workshops

Combo Day: 3 Workshops + Performance

Grade Suitability: K - 9
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: 30 per workshop (max 3 per day) and 600 students for the show
Tech Requirements: Gym access 30 minutes prior, usual assembly set up for performance
Fee Range: $1,035 -$1,285 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$1,000.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,100.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,200.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,200.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,200.00
Interior
$1,200.00
North
$1,250.00

In response to enthusiastic delegate requests at the ArtStarts Showcase 2017, Sand now offers full-day circus experiences with workshops and a performance. Combining the best of what Sand does, three classes can try hands-on circus workshops in the morning, and the entire school is invited to her all-ages, uber-popular performance of One Woman Circus and the Student Stars in the afternoon. The performance Q&A can include selected workshop participants demonstrating their new circus skills.

One Woman Circus and the Student Stars

Grade Suitability: K - 7
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: $685 - $885 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$650.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$700.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$850.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$850.00
Vancouver Island North
$850.00
Interior
$850.00
North
$850.00

This school- and festival-tested, wildly popular circus-themed performance has received rave reviews and repeat bookings from hundreds of school across Canada. Featuring Sand Northrup as a hapless solo circus performer in need of a troupe, numerous students are enlisted to help present an amusing and surprising variety of juggling, unicycling and clown routines. Warning: this performance is known to cause rib-aching laughter among students and has made many teachers cry.

Circus Arts Residencies (1-10 days)

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 1 - 10 days (5 - 6 workshops max daily)
Capacity: 120 - 150 students per day, 5 or 6 workshops in classroom groups of 20 - 30 students per workshop
Tech Requirements: Gym access 30 minutes prior, name tags and gym shoes required for students.
Fee Range: $685 - $885 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$650.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$700.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$850.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$850.00
Vancouver Island North
$850.00
Interior
$850.00
North
$850.00

School-tested, hands-on circus workshops introducing exciting, accessible physical skills like object balancing, juggling, rola bola, stilts and unicycle. "The best hands-on residency we've had," say principals, educators and enthusiastic participants alike. Students love the physical challenges and enjoy concrete results. Teachers love the emphasis on mindfulness, concentration, personal effort, self-regulation and incremental learning through focused practice. Sand customizes circus projects based on your learning objectives in French, English or both.

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.)

Lower Mainland
$650.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$700.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$850.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$850.00
Vancouver Island North
$850.00
Interior
$850.00
North
$850.00

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?"

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