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Help us take the 'Edge' off Balancing on the Edge
$400 raised
8% of $5k goal
5 contributors
3 Years running

New circus and new music collide in boundary pushing, radical circus performances featuring special guest, DJ P-Love from New York and a cast of 40 artists. Co-produced in association with Harbourfront Centre Theatre by Thin Edge New Music Collective and A Girl in the Sky productions. Six collaborative new works interpret what it means to be“balancing on the edge.”

Our production will feature the premiere of six collaborative works interpreting what it means to be ‘balancing on the edge’ through innovative new music and new circus performances. Featured circus artists include Rebecca Devi Leonard, Natasha Danchenko, Brandy Leary, Holly Treddenick, Angola Murdoch-Ladder, Diana Lopez, Rebecca Carney, Emily Hughes, Emmanuel Cyr, and Louis Barbier who will showcase a wide range of circus disciplines ranging from Aerial Rock, Fire and ladder to invented apparatus and object manipulation. Our musical programme includes works by John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, David Lang, and Montreal-based Nicole Lizée, with world premieres by California-based Scott Rubin and Toronto’s own Nick Storring. BOTE will feature lighting design by Joe Pagnan with live projections by Evan DeRushie and video by Jason J Brown. Balancing on the Edge aims to investigate what it means to be pushed to the limit from a wide range of perspectives through a fascinating synthesis of theatre, dance, multi-media, new music and new circus.

Balancing on the Edge is presented with generous support from:

The Canada Council for the Arts, Harbourfront NextSteps Dance Series, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and Arraymusic

However even with this support it requires tremondous resources to produce art of this scale. We will be using any funds raised to pay for production costs. These include: 

  • artist fees
  • equipment rentals: rigging, lighting, instruments, audio/visual
  • technical staff fees
  • rehearsal space rental
  • marketing
  • composer fees and performance rights fees

We are calling on YOU: patrons of the arts, friends of the artists and fellow artmakers to help make this production possible. Any contribution is appreciated. We know that some of you may not be able to attend the performance so we hope that you will consider contributing to the production through this campaign. We believe passionately in this project and are pouring our hearts, souls and the considerable skills of our talented participating artists into this ground breaking interdisciplinary production. 

We look forward to seeing at the show and on the pages of our campaign. Visit our website and facebook page to find out more about the production and stay tuned for regular social media posts as we gear up for our World premiere!

Twitter: @BOTE_show
#balancing on the edge #newcircus #newmusic#thinedgenewmusic#agirlinthesky
Facebook Page: Balancing on the Edge


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Backyard-The inner circle of our circus!
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Signed BOTE Poster designed by graphic designer extraordinaire Kristin Messina!
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Clown Alley-Welcome to the 3 ring cirus!
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Limited edition BOTE ceramic coffee mug. Logo design-Kristin Messina
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Big Top- Where the magic happens!
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Limited edition BOTE Circus T-Shirt
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Grandstand-Seats to the greatest show on earth!
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Limited edition BOTE Circus T-Shirt and ceramic coffee Mug
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$500 CAD
Marqee-Your name in lights!
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Dreamt of flying through the air with the greatest of ease? Try your hand at aerial circus with an exclusive private lesson with BOTE artist and Co-AD Rebecca Devi Leonard.
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Marquee - Your name in lights!
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Mounted Photo of BOTE performers in action-Choose from a beautiful selection of images taken by one of our talented photographers.
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$1,000 CAD
Ring Master-The one and only!
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Gourmet home cooked dinner for you and select group of friends with BOTE Co-artistic Directors-includes a private post-dinner concert by members of TENMC and wine! Come backstage after the show and meet the cast!
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Owner of the Circus- The grand orchestrator!
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Champagne Chandelier: An aerial chandelier suspended on a free-standing rig with beautiful BOTE performers serving champagne for your special event. Great for weddings and Galas.
(Available for events in the Toronto area or within driving distance from Toronto)
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