In 2008, when we hosted our first walk through the woods on The Art Farm, the community came. When we moved it all to Shirley Macey Park in Gibsons and asked them to wander through the woods following a troupe of artists, dancers, musicians and clowns, not only did they come, they volunteered, they sponsored, they donated, they brought their friends and families to join in. Synchronicity grew every year and our community is why. We thank you. But it’s time for a change.
Our current festival format – two and a half days of music, workshops, art and circus – leaves too many people on the outside looking in, as far as The Rainforest Circus is concerned. Every year, we end up having to turn people away from the very thing that keeps them coming back – and that just doesn’t make sense!
So, while The Rainforest Circus will continue to grow and develop in 2016, we’re going to take a year off to revision what kind of festival Synchronicity can be.
In 2016, we plan on taking the circus model on tour to other small communities to learn how a Rainforest Circus works in other settings. We’ll be presenting workshop performances of new circus works here on the Coast, as well as the ever-popular Rainforest Circus camps. We’ll be continuing to grow The Imagination Network in collaboration with our community partner Good Samaritan Christenson Village and others. So if you’re interested in getting involved, let us know! Email us at: email@example.com
Our community may be small in comparison to a city, but we are BIG in heart and passion. We’re grateful for our community’s continued support, and look forward to collaborating with you all at our next community gathering.
Chad Hershler and Sandy Buck, founders, Deer Crossing The Art Farm, Langdale