iL CiRCo blog

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Diane Wasnak is getting ready to prepare a steak treat for her favorite performing sidekick, Bonzer the dog, who turns 12 this month.  While Bonzer is getting ready to retire from show life, Diane has no such plans.

Diane’s “Baby on a Bike” act has been delighting audiences in ‘Viaggio’ since 1998.  Her onstage energy is infectious and leaves audiences astounded by Diane’s stamina and expert clowning as “Baby Electra”.

Diane Wasnak: "I came to acrobatics rather late in life.  I started training for high power acrobatics at age 28!!  It goes to show you that you can fulfill your dreams any time.  I met Sam Trego after working with Cirque du Soleil and he hired me for my ‘Baby on a Bike’ act..."

As Baby Electra, Diane unleashes her...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

iL CiRCo's "Columbina" Cheryl Lindley's relationship with iL CiRCo started before the show was ever created.

"I have known Sam Trego for a long time and thanks to him my career dreams have become a reality."

Part of the original Viaggio cast, Cheryl's work with Imagination Entertainment spans nearly 20 years.

"As a student I wanted to combine my love for physicality with my love for art. I studied Theater Design and Technology and went from painting to dance, mime and eventually clowning. In Sam's company, I can realize all of my ideas and dreams."

Cheryl is the head costume designer for several shows as well as a performer. Imagination Entertainment made it possible to follow this career path in her hometown of...

Saturday, January 19, 2013

So long, Kelsey!

We have classic mixed feelings.  Our Production Assistant of nearly two years, Kelsey Dawson, is moving back to Austin, Texas to join her family in the Lone Star State and start some new adventures.

We are very sad to say "bye bye" to our friend and colleague of many years.  Kelsey started as a dancer in our touring iL CiRCo show.  Her first job with us was in 2007 with a 5 month run of "Viaggio", headlining at Bally’s Atlantic.  After four years on the road, Kelsey joined us in the San Diego office as Production Assistant for Imagination Entertainment.  We know many of you are well acquainted with her via phone and email. 

We are also very happy for Kelsey as she rejoins her family and embarks on new professional...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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We are very happy to see that the Tourism Bureau of the Mexican state of Guerrero taped and uploaded an iL CiRCo performance in the Forum Mundo Imperial on December 18, 2012. 

Thank you! Gracias! 

Viva Acapulco y Viva Guerrero! We hope to be back!


Thursday, January 10, 2013
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2012 has been quite a year for Viaggio by iL CiRCo artist Alexandra "Sasha" Pivaral. Starting off in March, Sasha vowed juries and audiences worldwide to become one of the most honored contortionists of our time.

Sam Trego still remembers Sasha's debut at the tender age of 8: "I saw something special in Sasha when she was only 6. I asked her parents whether they could start training with her. We will never forget her premiere on October 15th, 2001. She was 8 years old!  We performed "Viaggio by il CiRCO" at the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello in Quebec, Canada for a private, corporate event. For this special event we had hired and trained Cirque du Soleil artists to perform as part of the Viaggio team. Sasha's first performance – surrounded by the best...

Thursday, January 10, 2013

2012 has been quite a year for Viaggio by iL CiRCo artist Alexandra "Sasha" Pivaral. Starting off in March, Sasha wowed judges and audiences worldwide to become one of the most honored contortionists of our time.

In Spring the Pivarals traveled to Spain where Sasha's work amazed the judges at the Second Festival Internacional del Circ de Castell de Figueres and earned her the Silver Medal by the jury as well as the "Best Act" Award by audience vote. 

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In October Sasha brought home the silver medal and the very prestigious Diamond Award for the Most Outstanding Performer from the 14th Festival Internazionale del Circo...

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Our troupe is enjoying a well deserved break after performing a mad dash from Acapulco, Mexico, to Thessaloniki, Greece where we finished an exciting year by performing 10 shows in the Thessaloniki Concert Hall over 5 days, ranging from December 19th to December 23rd.

Our Thessalonii troupe: Andre Nurse, Michelle Marx, Oleksiy Snarskyy, Drew Burgess, Jenifer Menedis, TK Destroyers, Tania Holt, Maximiliano Torandell, Sasha Pivaral, Brenda Hamilton, Goulia Rozyeva, Logan Straatemeier, Jenny Nominni, Amy Gale, Caroline J Rogers, Kelsey Dawson, Kevin Rogers, Diane Wasnak, Dustin Walston and Steve Gale.

Many of whom celebrated closing night with some local wine...