Bruce Horak is a critically acclaimed visual artist, actor and playwright who lives with just 9% of his vision. In this, his one-man tour-de-force, Horak delves into the mysterious death of famous Canadian painter Tom Thomson and the subsequent rise of the Group of 7. Art, politics, ambition, love and murder all take the stage in Horakâ€™s compelling work. As he explores the facts and fictions around Thomsonâ€™s death, Horak shares his own story and the unique way in which he sees the world. And if that werenâ€™t enough â€“ while mesmerizing them with his words, Horak paints an original portrait of the audience at every show.
Inspire Circus has been performing and teaching circus around BC for 7 years. Head coach Bryce Beckett and head facilitator Poe Liberado join forces in the setting of circus to support growth, resilience, discovery and healing through play. Bryce is a multi-disciplinary adaptive sports coach and Poe is a psychotherapist specializing in resiliency, trauma and spectrum families.
The Sideways Sideshow is Bella Bizarre and TomCat, circus artists extraordinaire. United by a love of the strange, weird and wonderful, these two have entertained audiences throughout western Canada. Their vintage circus flair with contemporary comedic bite will thrill and amuse.
Laurent Isadore is a member of the Driftpile Cree Nation in Northern Alberta. Laurent is a Multidisciplinary Mixed Media Indigenous Artist, Workshop Faciklitarotr, Ceremony Lodge Holder and Motivational Speaker. Laurent’s passion for his work derives from Ancestral Knowledge as well as his own life experiences.