Wise Fool New Mexico
Wise Fool New Mexico is an award winning physical theater company in northern New Mexico that produces highly visual performances and public spectacles. Since 1998 it has been Wise Fool’s mission to ignite imagination, build community, and promote social justice through performances and hands-on experiences in the arts of circus, puppetry, and theatre.
In medieval times, advisors to the kings were often unable to address controversial matters without fear of retribution. However, the court jester, or “wise fool,” could draw upon disarming spectacle and humor to inform the views of those in power. Wise Fool New Mexico continues this tradition today, engaging audiences with breathtaking artistry while raising awareness around issues ranging from water use and immigration to domestic violence.
Wise Fool’s performance schedule includes shows such as CircAspire, a whimsical circus sure to delight the imagination of any and all; Circus Luminous, an annual Thanksgiving tradition that mingles circus arts, dance, and live music in breathtaking combinations; BUST!, a performance devised entirely by the annual women’s circus intensive camp; and the Holiday Circus Cabaret, a student showcase guaranteed to be fun for the whole family! Wise Fool’s touring repertoire features Flexion, stunning aerial theatre on the cutting edge of humanity and grace, and SeeSaw, a jaw-dropping outdoor physical theatre spectacle set in a landscape of interactive kinetic sculptures.
Want to try it yourself? Check out classes, workshops, and circus intensives on our website, www.WiseFoolNM.org!