The Big Top in the Little Easy

$2,981 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 49 people in 22 months

Host of Sparrows is proud to announce our first feature-length circus show: The Big Top in the Little Easy: Animals, Clowns, and Acrobats!

The Big Top in the Little Easy tells the story of how a lonely soul finds a place in the world through the magic of circus. The show features performances by the full Host of Sparrows Aerial Circus Company, including living statues, clowns, stilt-walking, static trapeze, lyra (aerial hoop), aerial silks, partner acrobatics, modern dance, and contortion. (Please note that Host of Sparrows does not support the use of animals in the circus; all our animals are human-animals!)

The Big Top in the Little Easy is family-friendly and fun for ladies, gentlemen, boys, girls, and children of all ages from 0-100. Proceeds from the show will go to keep Host of Sparrows flying and to support our hosts, Dogtown Dance Theatre (a non-profit community arts center).

Host of Sparrows is a home-grown, RVA-local company of artists, and we need your help! We are working with other RVA artists to build our props, set pieces, and costumes; and to design custom makeup, costumes, and music for the show. We firmly believe that art has deep value, so we are asking you to help us pay our artist collaborators and to help to fund the future of circus arts in RVA.

Host of Sparrows will present The Big Top in the Little Easy at Dogtown Dance Theatre in Manchester October 14 at 7.30pm, 15 at 2pm and 7.30pm, 21 at 7.30pm, & 22 at 2pm and 7.30pm, 2016.
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A lot of work goes into the puppet process! Thank you Heidi for such amazing ears and tails for our monkeys and tigers, and for the love and care you put into making our elephant! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211200786121713&set=pcb.1237447866305386&type=3&theater
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We cannot thank our donors enough! We made it half way to our goal and that is pretty great! Here is a preview of the magic that was possible because of you! The bills are rolling in, and we have one more weekend to showcase our amazing Richmond grown bigtop show! Come and see the show , and donations are still graciously accepted:) And tickets are here: If you have not seen RVA's Host of Sparrows Aerial Circus yet we have one more weekend! This Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21st and 22nd at 7:30 pm and a Saturday Matinee at 2:00pm. Tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2589059
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This weekend was tech weekend! We now have beautiful lights, painted set pieces, and props and costumes galore!!! (And we did our very best to have some fun in the process...)
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Because of funders like you, Host of Sparrows can buy awesome leotards like this one! Thank you, Leigh Odom for helping Host of Sparrows by doing an amazing job painting our leotard today! Be on the look out for his new location, Cary Street Tattoo, on 6 W Cary St! http://www.leighodom.com/
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$2,981 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 49 people in 22 months
Created July 27, 2016
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Hannah Elvington
19 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you Hannah for donating the funds for makeup purchases, return shipping of things that don't fit, monkey vest fabric, and of course for all the makeup and time that you donated to design and teach to make us all look amazing!

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Elizabeth Denzer
19 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you so much for donation the funds for notions, and taking the time to make Harem pants for Elephants with me, until 2 in the morning. I love you, sis!

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I'm so excited about this show!!

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