The Great Balanzo is building himself a new house and, as he does so, keeps finding things he can balance, juggle or just plain do something fun with. Eventually, he gets the house built but only with the frequent aid of audience members. Join the Great Balanzo in this fantastic adventure as he builds a new home and performs his juggling in this strange and exciting new neighbourhood.
Aytahn Ross is a comic gentleman known for his silly elegance, his authenticity and his charm. He is university-educated and is a classically trained actor, whose passion for circus and comedy have made him one of Canada’s top circus personalities. A contemporary vaudevillian who presents a gourmet mix of circus and comedy that’s been seen live by more than a million people around the world over the last 20 years.
He has presented performances at most of the biggest and best events in the country. A few of these include repeat invitations to the Just for Laughs Festival Galas and Tours, VIP Events on Parliament Hill, and a command performance for Canada’s Governor General. Aytahn has played most major theatres and concert halls in Canada, including the world-famous Massey Hall in Toronto and the Orpheum in Vancouver. He’s also produced and performed in sold-out shows at the National Arts Centre of Canada.
Themes: Balance, Clowning, Comedy, Concentration, Eye-Hand Coordinator, Focus, Juggling, Movement, Narrative.
YouTube Clip: Aytahn Ross - The Great Balanzo
“Great performance with a positive message. Crowd was highly engaged. Merci!” - Ecole Glenmore Elementary
“All the feedback I have received was positive! The students were engaged, and the crowd control strategies you used made the presentation enjoyable for teachers!” - Rutland Elementary School
“Thank-you for the show Aytahn! Your show was very energetic and captured the imaginations of the audience. Both staff and students enjoyed the show!” - Casorso Elementary School
“Excellent presentation. It was age appropriate and the older ones seemed to enjoy it as well. Some students who have difficulty sitting still for long periods of time were so mesmerized and so engaged that they forgot completely that they can't sit still and did.” – Ecole Beau Meadow Elementary
“Very enjoyable. Many of the staff have commented on how well you managed our students and kept them engaged during your whole performance.” - Spring Valley Elementary, Kelowna, BC
“Today’s show was very entertaining. The kids were fully engaged and amazed by his acrobatics and juggling skills.”
— Penbrooke Meadows Elementary, Calgary
Celebrating 50 years in 2018, OSAC has nurtured the traditions of presenting excellence in the performing arts for adults, children and family audiences in various genres and disciplines. Funding from Saskatchewan Lotteries and SaskCulture supports OSAC’s visual and performing arts programs. Please refer to the tour schedule below for performance times and locations. The schedule is subject to change, so please check with OSAC and the school contact for verification, and inform them of performances you plan to attend.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Susan Plant, J.H. Moore Elementary School, 215 3rd Street East, Lashburn, SK S0M 1H0, Phone: (306) 285-3200