Event Entertainment

"Wise Fool New Mexico are a supremely unique, artistic, and talented group of professional performers that are sure to wow your audience. They provided an evening of awe-inspiring acrobatics, stilt-walking, juggling and tumbling in beautifully crafted costumes that blew our attendees away." -Andrew S. Wolf, Senior Professional Development & Meetings Coordinator, AHDI / MTIA

"I highly recommend Wise Fool for any event that dares to go beyond the conventional and step into the realm of extraordinary." -Andrew S. Wolf, Senior Professional Development & Meetings Coordinator, AHDI / MTIA

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Let Wise Fool bring our eclectic touch of color to your event with our award-winning visuals and internationally celebrated performers.

Wise Fool Event Entertainment is the for-hire branch of the non-profit performing arts organization Wise Fool New Mexico. We offer giant puppets and stilt walkers, original hands-on workshops for adults and children, interactive circus-style event entertainment, site- and event-specific spectacles, and more!

Ambient Entertainment

Ambient Entertainment

Wise Fool can bring your event to life with our award-winning visuals on stilts and in our famous giant puppets.

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Greeting guests and walk-around

Your guests will be greeted by one of our lively characters and escorted into the event. The stilt walkers and giant puppets will then mingle amongst the guests at your event. This lively entertainment can be contracted for one or more hours.


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Wise Fool can bring not only our eclectic touch of color, but also a display of talent and athleticism to your event. Guests will be greeted by acrobats and jugglers as the performers mingle and challenge the perception of gravity and the physical norm.

Interactive Workshops

Interactive Workshops

Wise Fool is as equally known for our workshop curriculum as we are for our performances. Wise Fool can lead workshops for both children and adults in the following skills: giant puppet making, stilt walking, giant mural projects, physical theater, clowning, and a variety of other workshops that combine many art forms to give the participants a new and powerful voice.

Skill Based Acts

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Here are sample acts that Wise Fool can produce for your event. These acts sometimes require rigging and ground space specifications and are priced by the act or by the overall show.

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Skill Based Acts

The following are sample acts that Wise Fool can produce for your event. These acts sometimes require rigging and ground space specifications and are priced by the act or by the overall show.

Contact Amy at 505-699-9574 for prices and availability.


Ground Acts:

MC – Ringmaster – Do you need a personable character to lead and or moderate your event? Someone who can keep audiences laughing and engaged while the scene or focus of your event shifts? Wise Fool can offer a variety of characters to host your event, from top hats and tails to the outrageous. Our characters can lead you through any event with humor, intellect and charm.

Acrobatics
– Wise Fool offers a stunning array of partner based acrobatics. With balance, grace and flexibility, these artists can amaze your audiences with outstanding physical feats balanced a top of each other. Partner and group acrobatic numbers (up to 6 people) can be arranged.

Clown Antics
– Wise Fool’s clowns have been known to lyrically, musically and mysteriously enchant and humor audiences. Clown numbers can be added to your performance or event and will round out the show and send everyone home with a smile on their face and a song in their step.

Juggling and Manipulation
– You can choose from several different juggling acts. Some are humor-based and some push the limit physically. All entertain. 

Contortion
Limited Availability One of our solo artists will amaze, inspire and stun your audiences with the concept of what is possible with the human body. Contortion is a highly specialized art where the artist manipulates the body beyond what most people think is humanly possible to create amazing visuals and artistry.

Fire Set
Limited Availability We have a variety of Fire Acts for you to choose from. One is swinging Poi which is two short chains with small balls of fire on the end of them that one or many performers dance with and create beautiful patterns of light. Another is Fire Fans which are just as they sound two fire performers dance and sway with these unique fans on fire. The third is our beautiful fire Hat. This is a metal sculpture that straps onto a stilt performers head and is lit with fire. This fire performer makes quite an impression dancing around with giant white wings.

Aerials:

Double Trapeze – We have an assortment of double Trapeze acts. This is an act where two aerial artists use a single trapeze and each other to move effortlessly through the air. This act can be commissioned to fit style and theme of your event.

Aerial Silk Routine
- On long flowing 20' silks, multiple aerialists climb and drop and catch and twist themselves into knots in this graceful and stunning aerial display. Where does one artist's body end and another's begin? Aerial silks are popular world wide with their eye catching and enchanting presence.

Solo Lyra
– This is a beautiful and lyrical piece on a single silver hoop. This aerialist glides around her apparatus with an ease and grace that leaves you breathless. Spinning in circles that catch the light and move with the sounds that will surround you.

Acrobats on Stilts - In a high energy display of athleticism, grace and artistry, multiple stilt-walkers bound to your stage in their signature mix of acrobatics and dance from as a high as 9' to down on the ground. This act can even be adapted to include high flying aerial feats.

Full Length Productions

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Wise Fool can bring to you an existing show, or we can create a show to suit your needs, tastes, and specifications. In these productions, we combine physical, musical and visual artistry to amaze and impress audiences world wide.

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Full Length Productions

Wise Fool can create a show on a wide range of scales to suit your event needs, tastes, and specifications. In these productions, we combine physical, musical and visual artistry to amaze and impress your event guests.  Custom made performances can include any combination of options including: ambient entertainment, staged circus-based shows from 10 to 45 minutes long (performed once or multiple times), repertory family puppet shows, and hands on activities for adults and/or youth event guests.

Past clients include: Four Seasons Resorts, Amarillo Museum of Art, American Spirit, Conference of Western Attorney's General, Doubletree Hotels, American Cancer Society,Museum of International Folk Art and International Folk Art Market, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Green Gala at SFCC, Roswell Museum of Art, City of El Paso, Mesa Arts Festival Phoenix, and Las Cruces and Los Golondrinas Renaissance Faires.

Contact Amy at 505-699-9574 for prices and availability.

Example Custom Event: 

Viva Las Carpistas! A Traveling Circus of Enchantment

GUEST ARRIVAL/COCKTAIL HOUR Entertainment:

* Walk Around Giant Puppets and Stiltwalkers: Wise Fool’s colorful characters on stilts and award winning Giant Puppets greet, interact and socialize with your event guests.

* Traveling Mini Performances: Highly skilled circus artists perform short “busker style” acts in the very midst of your event guests. Wandering performances may include: acrobatic solos and partnering, juggling, unicycling, hula hooping, contortion/body sculpture and ribbon dancing.

* Kid Zone with Participatory Youth Puppet show: Entertainment geared specifically for young children. This area features a 35 minute performance with lots of chances for kids to come up on stage and strut their stuff! After the show kids get a chance to climb inside life size circus animal puppets, learning to make their jaguar jump thru hoops and roll over.

MAIN EVENT/ AERIAL CIRCUS PERFORMANCE:

In the midst of dinner we dazzle your guests with a 30 minute contemporary circus performance on our graceful frestanding truss. The show features breathtaking aerial acrobats soaring above the audience on trapeze, aerial silks, and lyra and is wound together with acrobats and a charming clown MC character.

 

Free Standing Truss

Free Standing Truss

Our stunning, custom built, free-standing aerial truss travels with us making a visual statement while solving rigging limitations in both indoor and outdoor venues. This truss system allows for a myriad of aerial and theatrical performance options and requires lift equipment and 6 person crew to load in and out of venue.

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Wise Fool New Mexico's Free Standing Truss will enhance your productions and events. This original structure is elegant, durable, and portable. It provides innovative utility for lighting shows and creating eye-catching set decor for stage design. This structure solves the many venue limitations and rigging dilemmas faced by event planners and producers.

 

In addition, Wise Fool New Mexico can exclusively provide aerialists and trapeze artists to perform from this Free Standing Truss. This stunning combination of form and function not only provides rigging structure, but because of the unique curve design and high-grade aluminum construction, it also provides a graceful, beautiful, and powerful element for any event.

Free Standing Aerial Swingset Rig

Freestanding Aerial Swingset Rig

Our smaller, free-standing aerial swingset rig travels and sets up easily almost anywhere by four people with no extra equipment, solving rigging limitations in both indoor and outdoor venues.