Capvara Troupe Bus

The Capvara Troupe unites international circus performers  and offers captivating, accessible live shows for diverse audiences. Led by the Brazilian circus performer Jonatas Campelo and his partner-producer Jamie Lee, they have executed over a dozen circus variety shows from the streets of Latin America to the stages of California. 

For years we hosted traveling artists in a residency in Salvador, Brazil and produced our shows, workshops and classes in the house infrastructure. Unfortunately, due to political and financial struggles in Brazil, we lost the physical space and had to take the show on the road.

To continue our traveling project we have recently invested in a bus in California to take our show where people need it the most. Our pop-up show can be exhibited in all kinds of spaces and venues, as well as streamed online for fundraising events, promotional videos, family entertainment, and non-profit campaigns. We offer a range of performances from family-friendly clown, juggling and comedy to exhilarating fire and LED night shows. 

Over the years we invested in production equipment including sound and light systems, costumes, props and scenery, though these materials require constant maintenance and as we expand the reach of our show, new demands arise. Right now we need to reinforce the physical infrastructure of the bus to host our traveling show and invest in marketing efforts to reach new audiences.

Your donation to Capvara Troupe recognizes the original creative development of our art form, which transforms the mundane into the extraordinary, brings joy to people of all ages and backgrounds and recovers a culture of one of the oldest art forms--the circus--with its accessibility as a street art that brings together audience and artists into interactive creative contact. 
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