Deep Dish, Samantha Halas’ new one-woman theatrical contortion show, deftly balances a poignant personal journey with a rocking’ retro vibe and will delight audiences of all ages. Helen, Samantha’s character, is keen to please her customers but bumbles orders, sets the table in handstands and juggling water as she comes to realize who she really is. Halas generously shares her struggles with class, insults and expectations, while performing world-class antipodism (contortion foot juggling)… with pizzas! Deep Dish is charmingly funny and deeply touching.
Samantha Halas is a contortion artist and antipodist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Drawing on her own personal journey from waitress who becomes a professional circus artist, Samantha brings a humble and captivating presence to the role of the waitress Helen in “Deep Dish.” Following a lifelong dream, she began her intense physical training in her 20s in China, Mongolia, San Francisco, and Montreal. She has worked for companies including Luna Caballera, Balancing on the Edge, Haute Vol and Red Sky Performance as well as many self produced shows. You can also catch her featured in the horror film “Elevator Game” coming soon to theaters. Samantha masterfully brings the audience with her on Helen’s journey as she sheds the role of the waitress and bends far beyond society’s expectations into jaw dropping acrobatics!
Recommended for ages 7+
Run Time: 1 hr
Dates: June 16 & 17, 7pm
Location: The Pumphouse Theatre 2140 Pumphouse Avenue Southwest Calgary, AB T3C 3P5
Green Fools Theatre
From Alberta to Africa, the Green Fools have fostered circus and theatre since 1991. Co-founded byArtistic Director Dean Bareham, the Green Fools are passionate circus educators, entertainers, andartists. The Fools have impacted thousands of kids through their circus programs and new circusschool Studio G, which develop confidence and social skills. They have also performed children’stheatre and street performances across the globe. The Green Fools also create unique evententertainment with their custom costumes, circus artists, stilt walkers, and more. The mission issimple: changing the world one kid at a time.
Want to learn from the artists of Deep Dish? Green Fools is hosting workshops by Samatha Halas and Tanya Burka in Hand Balancing and Intermediate Silks Choreography. Learn more here: https://greenfools.com/classes/adult-classes/