Fusing together elements of cirque acrobatics, classical dance and contemporary theater, Troupe Vertigo brings audiences on a spellbinding journey through the world of artistic movement. Consisting of world-class aerial artists, contortionists, and ballet dancers, Los Angeles based Troupe Vertigo was founded in 2009 by artistic director Aloysia Gavre, formerly of the internationally renowned Cirque du Soleil, and technical director Rex Camphuis, whose background is with the fabled Pickle Family Circus. The ensemble premiered its first offering, Big Top for a New Generation, in 2010 and has gone on to present Nighthawks: A Film Noir Circus, inspired by American jazz, Edward Hopper paintings, and crime novels. 2016 brought Tableaux to life at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles. For the symphonic stages, Troupe Vertigo has created custom programs for major orchestras, recently presenting Cirque Goes to the Movies with the Philly Pops, and Cirque Goes Broadway with conductor Jack Everly and the Indianapolis Symphony. Husband and wife team Aloysia and Rex frequently bring their gifts and knowledge to the film and television industry.
Recent highlights include working with Rebel Wilson in Pitch Perfect 2 and with Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz in Water for Elephants. This season they present Cirque Goes Broadway with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra before “spreading their wings” in a return to the Phoenix Symphony for a new version of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker titled Cirque Cracker, and flying to the Santa Barbara Symphony for a “New Year’s Eve Pops Celebration.” Future offerings, Cirque Dances, Cirque Carnaval, Cirque Fantasy, Cirque Fairy Tales, and Cirque Romance, are in development now. Troupe Vertigo also has a training program and school in Los Angeles where “Anybody with Any Body” can explore the wonders of the circus craft.