CIRQUE DU FISH
~a very special week of events to celebrate a donation that will improve the lives of youth in our community for years to come…
FOCUSfish is pleased to announce…
A new extravaganza of their community-building FOCUSfish Flying Circus, to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their annual circus camps at Lycee International de Los Angeles, all under their very own, brand new circus tent, donated by Cirque du Soleil.
“Cirque du Soleil believes that it is possible to build a better world and that we should all strive to be responsible global citizens. For nearly 20 years, Cirque du Soleil has been a fully engaged and committed citizen of the communities in which it has established residency. Cirque wants to contribute to community growth, encourage its employees to participate in action based initiatives and support events that are meaningful to the local community. This is especially important to Cirque in communities where it has resident shows: namely Las Vegas, Orlando, and recently, Los Angeles. Iris arrived in L.A. a little more than a year ago, however Cirque du Soleil has been present through its Cirque du Monde social circus program with My Friend’s Place on Hollywood Boulevard for more than 10 years; and, in California through ticket donations to our Big Top shows, dress rehearsals, and through benefit performances.
It sincerely felt like serendipity when FOCUSfish contacted Cirque to inquire about a tent donation almost exactly at the extremely rare moment when one was available! Not only did FOCUSfish have great timing, they also had the expertise to welcome one of our tents. This was a key element for the donation to take place. Our tour equipment department will happily transfer the tent with every confidence that it will be used efficiently and safely.
We hope this donation will allow FOCUSFish to continue its community work in the Greater L.A. area, and who knows, maybe even welcome more youth under its tent!”
-Anik Couture, Cirque Du Soleil
* MEDIA EVENT 1:
Tent Donation Delivery and Install Day; October 12, 2012 11am-1pm
“Meet and Greet” with Cirque and FOCUSfish
… let’s celebrate a donation that will improve the lives of youth in our community
The show is entitled “Dancing Through The Decades” and will feature acts by Lycee Circus Campers performing acts from various decades, showing off their circus skills with trapeze, silks, juggling, clowning, dance & acrobatics. There will be guest appearances by fabulous cirque specialists, a special appearance by the Foshay Flyers from our inner- city program, as well as celebrity emcees.
* MEDIA EVENT 2:
Show will be held on Friday, Oct. 19th / 2:00pm at
The Lycee International de Los Angeles, 4155 Russell Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
About FOCUSfish: Imagine a program where children build strength, develop flexibility, gain confidence and courage through performance, achieve coordination and climb to new heights, literally and figuratively, in an innovative fitness program…and it’s FUN!
The vision of FOCUSfish is to create stronger families through community-building fitness
The show promises to be an event where the ordinary becomes extraordinary, PE becomes art, circus becomes
community… all ages and abilities come together in a celebratory, anniversary spectacular
to GIVE THANKS to Cirque Du Soleil for their generous gift to FOCUSfish and the youth of our community .
* Special Guests include: Carolyn Hennesy, Michelle Hurd, Jen Bricker, Elisabeth & Elle Carpenter, Jones Welsh, Jack & Jeri Kalvan, Madeline Lampard, and other surprise guests…
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