In the spring of 2019, one of our clients approached Music Dept about producing an evening of circus entertainment for a corporate event in the Hudson Valley. Many events will feature entertainment with a circus flair, but this was a unique corporate event because they wanted a circus theme throughout the evening
Circus Themed Cocktail Hour
We were brimming with entertainment ideas for this event. Music Dept called on some of our key partners and performers to bring the show together. We thought of Erica Mancini’s accordion and added a Tuba. The strolling duo played everything from waltzes and polka’s to “Obla Di Obla Da” and “Baby Elephant Walk.” These instruments were able to stroll because they have strong acoustic volume. That means no amplification or wires are needed.
The cocktail hour was completed by two strolling stilt-walkers. Our stilt walkers are an incredible husband and wife team! They also juggled and performed other feats while interacting with the guests. Next time we have a circus themed event we will have them bring along the unicycles!
Featured Circus Performers
Dinner called for show-stopping performers, so we partnered with the incredible Samantha Diaz at Dance Soul Entertainment. A stage was set up at the front of the ballroom. We sequenced four self-contained shows throughout the dinner hour. Each performance was accompanied by a backing track that we controlled from our mixing board.
These four performers presented 4-8 minute shows to deliver the circus theme entertainment for this corporate event.
Contortionist for Corporate Event
Valerie pulled out all the stops. This headline worthy belly dance performance featured LED wings and the flaming candle tray. Valerie and Syreena work together quite a bit, and this camaraderie definitely helps to make for a seamless performance.
Costume for Circus Themed Corporate Event
Many corporate events prefer conservative costuming. This photo of Valerie and Syreena taken outside the greenroom gives a nice example of a more covered up costume for Belly Dance.
We also featured the truly incredible Eli Rose. For this corporate event, Eli wore a white tuxedo jacket. He approached the stage with vaudevillian charm and swallowed a variety of swords. The performance was set to some very circus sounding music from Shostakovich.
What these performers are able to do is simply amazing, but their ability to vary the style to suit the occasion makes them truly exceptional entertainers.
Partners and Links:
Dance Soul Entertainment: https://www.facebook.com/DanceSoulCo/
Renee Choi: https://www.instagram.com/sfreneenyc/?hl=en