2018’s Amazing Performers & Roving Artists!

Circle Show Performers

As always, the all star line-up of jugglers, comedians and acrobats come from all parts of the world and are guaranteed to make you laugh and leave you in awe with their crazy antics and out-of-this-world stunts.

The Great Balanzo

The Great Balanzo

Edmonton, AB

The Great Balanzo turns the everyday into an adventure with a circus comedy show full of irreverent humor and unique circus stunts that will amaze you. He’s been seen live by over 1 million people in 13 countries around the world, had repeat invitations to Just for Laughs, sold-out shows at the National Arts Centre, and once John Cleese from Monty Python said ‘Hello’ to him. Don’t miss the first ever appearance of the Great Balanzo at Centrefest! www.circomedy.com
The Unicycling Unicorn

The Unicycling Unicorn

Minnesota, USA

A bright white rainbow vintage onesie ski suit, 80’s music and a unicorn riding a 12-foot unicorn unicycle. Yes, it’s as crazy, funny and ridiculous as it sounds! Featuring unbelievable unicycle skills by a world champion unicyclist who has over 29 years of experience. For the brand new finale, this daredevil will be on top of one of the tallest unicycles in the world juggling a torch, a knife and a surprise dangerous object that has killed more people than sharks last year! An original grand finale that you have never seen before cause only one person in the world is brave enough to do it. www.uniproshow.com
ASAF 'N ROLL

ASAF 'N ROLL

Israel

“It was my childhood dream to become a ROCKSTAR, and today, with you, we will make the dream come true…” A Circus performer, a Dancer, a Clown, a Juggler and THE world’s greatest rock star- this perfect combination makes the man known as “ASAF ‘N Roll” Inspired by rock legends of the 50’s and the great classics of rock n roll, this show will leave you smiling, laughing, and hopefully screaming like a fan! Circus techniques, comedy, charm, and great music brought to you by the artist that loves rock n roll, but, who, like a true rock star – loves himself even more. www.asafnroll.com
Bike Boy

Bike Boy

Australia

Extreme entertainment, extreme fun! World-renowned street entertainer and astounding performer Sean Bridges mixes amazing bicycle stunts, incredible juggling tricks and his spontaneous, zany humour to put on a thrilling, fearless funny show. Trained in Europe’s biggest circus and largest theme park, and performing at the extreme games, Sean has awed audiences around the world. With experience on a variety of stages, Sean finds street performing his most exciting challenge yet. And it is this excitement, energy and thrill that always leaves his audiences laughing for more. www.bikeboy.net
Jaardu the Magic of India

Jaardu the Magic of India

Australia/India

Jaardu in hindi literally means ‘Magic’ The character of Jaardu is a colorfully dressed caricature of an imaginary Indian village magician, complete with head-wobble and exaggerated Indian accent. Andrew Elliott has created the character of Jaardu from both his Eastern and Western heritage. He is, by turns, cheeky and provocative, irreverent and flirtatious. Straddling both worlds, he is able to gently poke fun at Eastern and Western stereotypes, provoking humor and goodwill. Over the last 28 years Andrew has maintained a very special relationship with a group of gypsy magicians in northern India known as Madari. They are a group of nameless performers who have travelled the country performing in village market places, festivals and tourist towns for hundreds of years. Through his experiences living, performing, and traveling with the Madari, Andrew has developed a very unique performance which encompasses magic, comedy and a very original snake charming routine. He now tours throughout Europe, Canada, Australia and South East Asia with this colorful, energetic show of intrigue, suspense, mystique and humor. www.jaardu.com
Croquiky Brothers

Croquiky Brothers

South Korea

A drawing Circus comedy show! Combining art, circus tricks and hilarious bungling mime antics, the Croquiky Brothers keep things light and entertaining for all. They are full of fascinating and imaginative ideas, like live drawing of audience members, famous paintings and iconic objects. These two brothers from South Korea can dance, draw and play air guitar, often all at the same time. “The Croquiky Brothers are not at all just a pair of clowns that do tricks and draw pictures, they are a creative feast of joy.” –  Shelly Hampton, Stage Whispers

Roving Artists

These hilarious and engaging artists will be walking and performing all over the festival site.

Galaxy Girl, The Dragon, And More! (Stilt Walkers) Indigo Circus

Calgary, AB

Look for the Indigo Circus Stilt Walkers running around the grounds this weekend!  Out interactive stilt walkers come from all places and times. You’ll see some mystical creatures from a faraway land. These characters bounce around mystified with their surroundings, eager to learn more about humans and their world. You’ll meet a futuristic sci-fi Galaxy Girl with her frenzy inducing bubble blaster and the awesome (but friendly) dragon.

The Inspectors and The Dolls (Stilt Walkers) Miranda Allen Entertainment

Edmonton, AB

Keep your eyes peeled for the Inspectors and the Dolls striding tall through the crowd.  These strange and inquisitive characters have a lot to learn about CentreFest and the audiences who live there.  Featuring Elizabeth Hobbs and Samara Von Rad.

Ghostwriter Theatre Presents: Headless!

Edmonton, AB

Step Right Up! Ghostwriter Theatre is dedicated to the performance and preservation of sideshow and carnival magic and illusion. Created by Ron Pearson and Clare Mullen, we celebrate our 20th anniversary with an old classic and one of our favourites. Enter the tent…if you dare!

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