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Wise Fool exists to share the transformative power of circus and theater arts. Wise Fool also exists because of our visionary donors who continue to support a more beautiful, connected world. Please consider donating to our 2016 giving campaign to keep the wonderful "WiseFoolian" world thriving - creating safe and supportive space for all of us to raise our voices and discover what is possible.  For more inspiration and personal tales of transformation at Wise Fool please visit our #IAmAWiseFoolian page and follow us on social media!

Drop-in Adult/Teen Class Session Nov/Dec

By Ilana Blankman | November 28, 2016

We want to keep you in the air as the holidays near, so we’re offering a 4 – week drop-in session of teen and adult classes. November 28 – December 22nd. All classes will be on a drop-in basis, so no need to register ahead of time, just come! A great time for folks new … Read more…

#IAmAWiseFoolian : Tales of Transformation at Wise Fool

By Amy Christian | November 27, 2016

For the next weeks, we’ll be sharing stories of our community members and how their lives have changed through grit, courage, community, and of course…circus! Click here to visit the #IAmAWiseFoolian page and read their stories.  AND Click Here to DONATE to Keep the Wise Foolian World Thriving!!

Elevate! Circus Intensive Jan 9 – 21st

By Ilana Blankman | November 27, 2016

Get your new year’s workout off the ground with a 2-week, circus-based fitness intensive led by Wise Fool’s professional circus artists. Students learn the basics in trapeze, partner acrobalance, aerial fabric, stilt-walking, conditioning, flexibility, performance and more! For folks of all genders ages 16+ (we love folks over 60!). Classes are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and … Read more…

Annual Giving Campaign is Happening!

By Amy Christian | November 26, 2016

Fill Sprout the Giant Puppet ’til she is overflowing with CIRCUS LOVE!! Wise Fool exists to share the transformative power of circus. Wise Fool also exists because of visionary donors like you, who support a more beautiful, connected world. You are an important part of our community and we are asking you to keep the … Read more…

Circus Luminous this weekend at the Lensic Theater!

By Alex Diaz | November 24, 2016

Circus Luminous, Wise Fool’s annual production, is hitting the stage Thanksgiving weekend! Friday November 25th at 7pm Saturday November 26th at 2pm and 7pm Sunday November 27th at 4pm Tickets available online at the Lensic boxoffice or by visiting the Lensic in person at 211 W. San Francisco Street in Santa Fe. Featuring many Wise … Read more…

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My name is Lisa Kadel and #Iamawisefoolian
I was first inspired to do circus when I saw a Bust performance. I had seen circus performances before, but never thought it would be possible for me. I thought I was not fit enough, too big, too clumsy. One of the student/ performers got onto the trapeze with a boost from a teacher and I thought, “Hey, I could be the student who gets to the trapeze with a boost from a teacher.”
I learned slowly starting with partner acrobatics. My teachers and fellow students would celebrate every success with me and support me with a strong spot so that I would feel safe. I would feel empowered after each class, even when I had one success among 10 failures.
Now, after more than 8 years of circus, my successes outweigh my failures in circus and I have begun teaching regularly at Wise Fool. There are always challenging and tender edges physically, socially and emotionally and Wise Fool offers a container to interact with those edges. It is not easy, but the example of Wise Fool helps me face challenges in circus and outside of circus. I will always make lots of mistakes and I am able to see that I can learn and grow from them. I am excited to share the support now, as a teacher and as a continuing student, that I first experienced as a student at Wise Fool.
Thanks Lisa for sharing your #WiseFoolian story! To read more inspiring tales of Wise foolian transformation click thru here www.wisefoolnewmexico.org/about/i-am-a-wisefoolian/
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Yes!! #nodapl dear #waterprotectors we are thankful for your hard work to bring about this first small but mighty victory on the road to many more !! #waterislife #youarepowerfulbeyondbelief thanks @cannupahanska and @awapuhilah for connecting and bringing our love and support to the camps. ... See MoreSee Less

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#IAIA open house at #wisefoolnm yesterday. Full of courageous folks taking the leap to #trustourselvesmore #welifteachotherup #circusworks thanks @meekwatchman for making it happen ... See MoreSee Less

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