LEGacy Interrupted

Image description: Suspended in the air, wrapped in the ropes above a trapeze bar that hangs from the ceiling. Erin, a white femme with no lower legs, splits her legs and smiles. She holds one rope, body above the metal bar. Vanessa, a white woman, is upside down above Erin, hanging by one leg. The two wear outfits that match their skin and Erin’s has some red in it.

LEGacy Circus co founders Vanessa Furlong and Erin Ball have not been in the same space together since 2019. Living in separate provinces with border restrictions has forced them to re-evaluate what makes a duo when apart.

During the lockdowns of 2020/21, Vanessa and Erin workshopped digitally with Ships Company Theatre’s Artistic Director Richie Wilcox, and sound/music with Aaron Collier. They also participated in a digital residency with Summerworks Toronto to explore this duo while apart.

Please join LEGacy Circus at this year’s Halifax Fringe Festival while they reunite physically for the first time in two years, and unpack their experiences. They will share excerpts of their works in progress, as well as new explorations in their continually evolving use of creative access and Disability Arts.

Access notes: Our show will have ASL Interpretation, integrated description as well as creative description. It is a low vision-friendly show. It will be a relaxed performance meaning that the lights will not be fully down, the music will not be at intense volumes, you are free to move around, make noise, take breaks, etc. We will also have a live-streamed option. More details to come.More access notes to come, like a touch tour, and more.If you have any specific requests or questions, please email us legacycircus@gmail.com

Photo Credit: Grim Photography 

LEGacy Circus at Halifax Fringe 2019

By LEGacy Circus

Run time 60 minutes

Neptune Theatre’s Scotiabank Stage
Family-friendly with content warnings around disability material (removal and reveal of prosthetic legs) and mention of mental health.

  • Sept. 5th – 4pm
  • Sept 8th – 9pm

Due to COVID-19 safely and hugely limited capacities they are PRE-SALE ONLY. Some venue capacity is as small as 20 seats. We highly recommend (in fact, we insist) you book early and ideally in bubbles.

Neptune Theatre’s Scotiabank Stage
1593 Argyle Street