An old-fashioned style of circus. He’s the last surviving member of the Royal Balanzo who were exiled from their kingdom hundreds of years ago. Since then, they have survived by travelling the world as circus performers. The Great Balanzo is a skilled juggler, balancing maestro, and vaudevillian circus maverick. With a set that unfolds before the audience’s eyes, this is a spectacle of wonder that you won’t want to miss!

Skills: juggling; object play; humour; audience participation 

Core competencies: 

Grades K – 3 – understanding of arts elements (drama; dance; theatre); expectations for social sharing in theatre environments; personal and collective responsibility associated with creating, experiencing and sharing in a safe learning environment; inquiry through the arts as an opportunity for risk-taking and play-based learning; the arts connect our experiences with the experiences of others.

Grades 4 – 6 – creative expression is a means to explore and share one’s identity within a community; exploring works of arts exposes us to diverse values, knowledges, and perspectives; works of art influence and are influenced by the world around us; experiencing art is a means to develop empathy for others’ perspectives and experiences.