We had a WONDERFUL time teaching the SOLD OUT Vesta Circus Summer Camp 2015! We would LOVE for kids to join us in our new ONGOING Circus lessons Thursdays, 3:45- 4:45, starting September 24th, at Beban. We have only 10 spaces, and will fill up quickly! Registration is open Aug 26th through Parks and Rec. We will be covering all props in depth, as well as STILTING and choreography. Students may be invited to join us performing at local festivals such as Canada Day and Bathtub! COME PLAY WITH US!
THE 10th ANNUAL SPRING BREAK BODY TALK PROGRAM
Vesta is so excited to be partnering with Aeriosa to bring Circus Dance and Aerials to Nanaimo! We are running a week long program this spring break March 23-28th 2015, at the Romper Room Climbing Centre. This is for ALL AGES- teens, adults and children over 8.
TEENS: 10AM to 2PM
ALL AGES: 5:30PM to 8:30PM
We will be teaching Hoop and Poi, while Aeriosa will be teaching their unique style of aerial dance, culminating with a spectacular show on March 28th.
Produced by Crimson Coast Dance Society and their Body Talk Program
More information and registration through Crimson Coast Dance Society!
Vesta Entertainment is SO excited to be able to offer ongoing circus lessons in Nanaimo for both children AND adults!! Circus makes you smarter, more creative and innovative by fostering right/left brain integration and promoting coordination. Not to mention its an amazing workout!
Who: Kids 8-12 years old, 10 – 11 AM. SUNDAYS
Teen/Adults- 11-12:30 pm SUNDAYS 15$ registered, 20$ drop in.
Where: Nanaimo Gymnastics School, 1975 Bollinger Road, Nanaimo BC.
What: Prop manipulation and Circus skills! Don’t be a one trick pony- come learn how to spin ALL the things- poi, staff, hoop dance, rope dart, juggle, contact juggle, stilting, unicycling, and more! Stage presence, character work, movement and choreography will also be explored. Circus is a non-competitive, creative sport that provides the basics of rhythmic gymnastics prop work.
Our children’s class is an ongoing registered program, and we are currently accepting drop ins for our adult/teen lessons from 11-12:30 every Sunday. Come brush up on your technique, or try out a new prop! If you are interested in performing, we often recruit new troupe members from our students. Come Play With Us!
Secrets of the BONE-fire!
Join VestaFire in a fiery celebration of eerie myth and magic. The veil between worlds is thin, and Death is drawing near.. who will win in the epic battle between Darkness and Light?
Bundle up the kids and come get into the spooky spirit. As this is at a private residence, please bring chairs, and, if you wish, a carved pumpkin to contribute to our stage ambiance. Baked goods and hot chocolate will be available from the concession.
Date: Friday Oct 17th, start at 7:00.
Cost: $10 per person or $25 for a family. Tickets at the door.
Where: 7026 Arbutus Cres, Lantzville BC
For further information: 250-816-5545
This is the annual Halloween fundraising show for Vesta, Nanaimo’s contemporary circus and fire performance troupe. Funds raised assist with the rental of our winter practice studio.
Vesta is internationally acclaimed, performing internationally with tours of both Asia and the USA. Their spectacular fire shows have been the highlight of many local events such as the VIEX and Winterfest. Vesta also runs summer camps, and teaches ongoing circus lessons for kids and adults at Nanaimo Gymnastics School. They are funded via ArtStarts in Schools as ‘artist in residence’ to teach and perform in schools- this year teaching grade 2’s and 4’s at Coal Tyee Elementary.
Please share this event with your friends, family and networks! Thank you for your support of Arts and Culture in your community!
Wild Craft Circus
March 18 2014 9 AM- 5 PM
Walk into a world of imagination in this combination of Circus Camp and Wild Craft Play! Choose your own adventure and discover your inner super hero. Get outside. Craft your character. Navigate our magical world through circus skills. Join SoLe Adventure and Vesta Entertainment on this life altering adventure. Bring a lunch, dress for epic outdoor adventures, and Come Play With Us!
We’ll have snacks to share too!
Maximum 10 kids, 8-12 years old.
Lasqueti Island, BC, Canada: Special Let’s-Make-Some-Great-Videos-Plus-Play-A-Lot-Of-Poi Retreat!
Lasqueti Island, BC June 7-16 2014
- Before breakfast: Yoga and other morning exercises
- After breakfast: Making fun, silly, and super useful videos about learning poi
- In the afternoon: Diving into more advanced concepts of dance, rhythm, choreography, and moves
- In the evenings: Spinning poi, enjoying THE BIG SAUNA, and having an awesome time,
- In between the rest: Being blown away by the beauty of the gulf islands, eating good food, and running around in the rain forest a lot.
Where: At the most beautiful dance studio I’ve ever seen: Leviathan Studios on Lasqueti Island!
Dates: June 7 – 16 2014
Cost: $800CAD for the whole retreat, including 8-days of amazing organic food! However, you all need to help make the videos: It’s a collaborative work-exchange retreat! This is for those who really like this idea. Please don’t attend because you want to come to a “cheaper-than-usual” retreat. I’m really expecting you to chip in. Make sense?
Prerequisites: For this retreat it will be best if you’re comfortable with all the poi basics.
Other notes: Yes, bring other toys! (fire-gear, hoops, levi-wands, juggling balls, slack-lines, unicorns, etc.). Also bring rain gear in case we get rain, swim suits, hiking boots, bug spray, and anything else that may help you enjoy 8 days in a temperate coastal rain-forest paradise.
For more information and To Register visit PLAYPOI.COM
Playpoi and VestaFire- COME PLAY WITH US!
Run Away and join the circus and still be home for dinner! Vesta Entertainment is excited to offer our Circus Fun Summer Camp program in a few different locations this season! Perfect for active kids ages 8-12, we’ve filled up every year, so don’t delay in registering! Kids will learn to juggle, Contact juggle, spin poi and staff, and hoop it up- as well as costumes, clown games, crafts and basic acrobatics!
Here’s a video of our Circus Workshops!
Come Play With Us!
May 17: CORTES Island, Circus Day Camp
Plus beginner and intermediate workshops, learn to Burn, and Performances!
Mini Mid-May Festival and SeaFest!. 10:00- 3:00 Register HERE via Event Bright
July 29- Aug 1: CEDAR Circus Fun Camp
Cedar, Woodbank Primary School 10 am to 3 pm
Call 250-722-2414 Ext 249 to register!
Aug 6-9: NANAIMO Circus Fun Summer Camp
Nanaimo, Beban Park, 1:00- 4:00 Registration Number 120657
Aug 12-16: BOWSER The “FUN”damentals of Circus!
Bowser Elementary School, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Registration Number 30030
Aug 12-16: QUALICUM The “FUN”damentals of Circus!
OceanSide Place Pond, 1:30- 4:30 Registration Number 30032
Aug 20th: ESQUIMALT Circus Skillz (10-14yrs)
Esquimalt Parks and Recreation Registration Number 40824
Mon-Fri Aug 19-23 9:00am-3:00pm This camp is offered by Esquimalt Parks and Rec staff, VestaFire will be attending as guests on Aug 20. “Participants will get to enjoy a circus workshop with one of the best circus and street performers on the island” (That’s Us!) 🙂
VestaFire is so excited to be involved with the 2013 Victoria Juggling and Flow Festival: Good to the Last Drop! Jan 18-20 2013!
Workshops for all levels of flow artists! Renegade show! Gala Show! Local and international superstar talent!
We’re organizing the workshops- is there something you’re wanting to learn? Let us know! Is there something you want to teach? Let us know that too!
We’re also performing at the Gala show on Saturday evening- and you never know what’s going to happen at the 19+ Renegade show!
Check out the trailer video:
COME PLAY WITH US!
We had an amazing show on Aug 4th 2012 for the Parksville Beach Festival! Shaw TV came and filmed the show, as well as interviewed us. We’re so excited to share the segment with you all! Here it is!
Here’s ShawTV’s news segment on VestaFire’s Fire Show Aug 4th 2012 at Parksville Beach Festival!
We were joined by several guest performers (Ally and Silvan from our Brave Girls summer camp doing Acrobatic Stilting, and Julie doing Fire Staff! As well, as our friend Terry from Saltspring Island- he brought the Propane Cannon with a special surprise- he incorporated the the VestaFire logo into the cannon’s pilot flame! We also had a great team of volunteers assisting with crowd control and fire safety- thanks so much to Jonathan and Robin for standing by ‘just in case’. Continue reading
Stilt walking is just one of the skills to be on display with this colourful cast of characters.
Express your inner clown
By Lissa Alexander – Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Published: July 31, 2012 8:00 AM
Bring the whole family down to Parksville Beach this Saturday and enjoy a treasure hunt that comes complete with pirates, fire, jugglers and stilt walkers.
That’s because VestaFire Entertainment from Nanaimo will be hosting the event, specializing in fire and LED shows. The entertainers also play with poi (swinging tethered weights in a variety of patterns), stilts, hoops and other props.
Founder and Troup co-ordinator Karina Strong recently travelled with Spark Circus to the Burma/Thailand border teaching circus and performance at Burmese orphanages, migrant schools and refuge camps. She took her family with her: husband, seven-year-old daughter and three-year-old son. Continue reading