We were recently contacted to provide entertainment for a beautiful wedding reception. The clients were passionate about featuring some exciting performances to wow their guests, they decided on an LED hooper and aerialist. The venue's beautifully detailed ceiling did not allow for aerial rigging, so we brought our own! We set up and decorated our portable aerial rig before the guests arrived, then left it up for the duration of the event. The wedding guests entered the hall to view a beautiful ambient aerial performance whilst finding their assigned tables. Later, they enjoyed a center stage LED act and a dynamic choreographed aerial act.
Our Autumn schedule was chock-full of exciting festivals, events, and shoots. Here's a recap of some of our favorites!
Nicole Shakti started off the season as a scarecrow stilt walker in American Horror Story's season 6 promo, "Harvest"
Our colorful balloon hula hoopers and stilt walkers were featured in GigSalad's first ever commercial.
Shakti Scarecrows spent two weekends in a row with the wonderful County of Riverside at their fall festival events.
Shakti Circus joined CAA Experiential in a barnstorm campaign for Cricket Wireless. Stilt walkers sported the signature Cricket green color while entertaining at a number of pop-up performances around Los Angeles.
Performers stilt walked and fire danced at JHART's CarnEVIL Halloween event before grabbing this fun video clip.
We took our hula hoops and stilts to La Canada Music in the Park just for fun! Adults and kids enjoyed our stilt walking, and the kids had a great time hula hooping and showing off. A couple of girls even came up with a creative duo hoop routine to show us! It was so nice to connect with everyone, and we're grateful to be able to share our passion to give back to our community.
Now's your chance to hoop like a circus star with Nicole, the founder of Shakti Circus! Artistic Athletics, Eagle Rock's premier Aerial Arts gym, brings you a special hoop dance workshop this August. In this workshop we will explore exciting hula hoop choreography to get fit while having fun. Adults and kids of all levels are welcome. Please come dressed comfortably and ready to move. Shorts and tank tops are preferred, the bare skin will help with learning to hoop on the legs and shoulders. Hula hoops will be provided but feel free to bring your own if you have one.
Contact us today to book our Popcorn Girls for your very own event!
This year's International Women's Day marked the second annual Viva La Muxer event, a celebration of women and benefit for Las Fotos Project. The event featured an all female line-up of visual artists, musicians, and spoken word performers. Shakti Circus rocked the event with roaming stilt walkers, who got the crowd dancing to the musical stylings of Gingee.
We generally offer three types of event performances: Roaming/Greeters, Ambient, & Center Stage. Here are a few details to help you choose the best act for your event!
Roaming & Greeters
The Ultimate Tae Kwon Do Fighters Academy pulled out all the stops for their circus themed holiday event. They wanted to put on the biggest event in El Monte to show appreciation for their hard working students. We were asked to provide stilt walking and fire eating entertainment to wow their guests and hype up the party. Catch a glimpse of the fun in this short recap video!
Footage via Ultimate TKD Fighters Academy & Lila Balamane
The friends and residents of Broadview Residential Care Center were elated to visit with our Christmas stilt walker this holiday season. The 9 foot tall model posed for photos and handed out holiday candies, much to the delight of the residents. It's safe to say they brought us as much cheer as we brought them, and we can't wait to join them for more fun soon!
The Shakti stilt walkers were thrilled to celebrate Halloween with La Cañada Elementary for the second year in a row. This year they delighted guests as colorful fantastical creatures, standing up to 9+ feet tall!
Shakti Circus brought the circus to the Museum of Latin American Art this March for Viva La Muxer, a benefit for Las Fotos Project. Stilt walkers danced, roamed the crowd, and posed for photos with excited party goers at this all female art and music festival. Guests also enjoyed a Shakti hula hoop act between musical sets by Maluca and Go Betty Go. Event sponsors include RedBull, Ford, and Fox Entertainment, with media partners LA Weekly and Telemundo 52.
To learn more about Las Fotos Project, visit: www.lasfotosproject.org.