Imaginez is an ensemble of professional circus theatre performers based in Minneapolis, Chicago and Milwaukee with a portfolio of offerings ready to add whimsy and adventure to your event. Armed our plethora of circus skills, we make certain to bring unique spectacle and frivolity to any occasion. Offerings include but not limited to stilt walkers, aerial artists, fire dancers, living dolls and human statues, acrobats, contortionists, mimes, clowns and more.
Ask about our stunningly whimsical Fireflies who bring a splash of color and light to any event that is equal parts enigmatic and bemusing. A magical addition that is particularly kid friendly!
We booked Ariel as a fire spinner for our outdoor event. When it looked like rain, Ariel went above and beyond to make sure that she could provide entertainment for our group even if it rained. Luckily, it stopped for about 20 minutes, in which Ariel performed and wowed the audience. She was truly remarkable...people are still talking about it! One comment on social media was - "They've got a fire dancer at this event! It's actually lit!" (I don't have the photos yet, but I will share when I do!)
We booked Anna as an aerialist and Sophie as a stilt walker for our fundraising event.
The whole process was very smooth, but working with GigSalad and with Imaginez. The performers were amazing! We have no doubt that people will be back to our event next year to see what surprise we have for them! Our event raised $20,000 to help with our vision to end homelessness in Milwaukee.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Languages: English, French
IMAGINEZ (Pronounced ih-maj-in-ay) Is the French verb to provoke someone to imagine. Someone like YOU!
Imaginez's TALENTED ENSEMBLE has had training from around the globe; including the Moscow Art Theatre, Lecoq based Dell'Arte International School, skilled Balinese artists and the Discovery Movement Theatre trained by famed French mime Marcel Marceau.
With our professionalism and skill, our walkabout characters bring the highest quality entertainment to any event. We offer impressive stilt walkers, skilled mimes, whimsical Imaginez Fireflies, talented jugglers, Bawdy Commedia Characters and so much more.
PYRO & PENUMBRA’S PROFESSIONAL FIRE SPINNING dances will provide acrobatic fire stunts and whimsical fire dances to awe any crowd. We offer a variety of performance lengths and types, including full 45-minute stage shows, individual fiery acts or ambient spinning entertainment for various musical genres and selections. We have a plethora of musical style choices to cater to your event. We have performed to hip-hop, Irish step dancing and everything in between.
Solo or ensemble, this troupe provides a variety of fire experiences including poi, zip poi, staff, fan, devil sticks, and more. We have flameless options available as well for ambient entertainment that is more mingled into the audience. LED light poi and glow options give night time spectacles a sense of whimsy. (PERFECT for fairy themed events). Ember, Sparky and Bunsen are your go-to fire spinning friends, bringing joy and laughter to warm the soul as much as the atmosphere. Other characters/themes/etc are available with time and communication. If you want fire spinning zombies, we are sure we can accommodate.
Over the past year, Pyro & Penumbra has lit up around the Midwest; spinning in South Dakota, Illinois and Wisconsin at events like renaissance festivals, street/art festivals and private/corporate events. We provide our own safety equipment, we only need access to water and electrical for music.
Imaginez's SPECTACULAR STAGE SHOWS make an impressive feature event for festivals, fairs, schools and occasions of all sorts! Constantly creating new unique pieces and touring them around the country, Imaginez shows are sure to inspire wonder and delight.
Take Flight: an Adventure in Cirque, our current feature production, transports the audience to an enchanting realm where whimsy is possibility, poetry is truth, and imagination rules. Staged under a 19.5’ tall Aerial Silk Rig, Take Flight uses myths and legends from across the globe. Available as a 45 minute or 60 minute show, this original piece will take you up, up and away with aerial silk acrobatics, physics and counterbalances, puppetry, dance, and a musical journey that blends education with inspiration. Take Flight explores the exhilarating joy and crippling fear of flight. With our comical cirque characters and acrobatics mixed with exuberant storytelling, we are sure to inspire any audience to join us in abandoning the ordinary to leap into the extraordinary!
We also offer WORKSHOPS! Imaginez teaches a variety of workshops in cirque entertainment, movement theatre and all the bits and pieces that go into creating great a great performance. Ask about our workshop and a show option! Any of our shows makes an ideal pair with our performances. Perfect for school groups, camps, arts festivals and more, Imaginez is happy to share our training and skills with the young and young at heart.
Imaginez is determined to create DANGEROUSLY BEAUTIFUL SPECTACLE for your enjoyment. Contact us today to find out how we can help make your next event unforgettable!
Past Booked Events
|July 21, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Fundraiser|
|March 24, 2017 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm||Fundraiser|
|November 07, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|September 16, 2015||Convention/Trade Show|
|January 11, 2015||Birthday Party|
|August 09, 2014||Wedding Reception|
|May 10, 2014||Dinner Dance|
|September 07, 2013||Birthday Party|
|Gabriel Faith Howard||Performer|
|Katherine Knack||Fire Safety|
Influences & Inspiration
Our works vary in style and production, but some of the theatrical groups that have warmed our hearts and inspired us to go further include Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Cirque du Soliel, Brian Froud, Jim Henson, Disney's Fantasia, and the vast creative genre of science fiction. Our clown and mime work is inspired by Marcel Marceau, Bill Irwin, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and European character clowns.
Access to water (drinkable)
performance area cleared of debris or overhanging branches
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