Eclipse

Eclipse

Join Electra Pole Art Productions for their inaugural production Eclipse: Pole Art & Aerial Theatre!

Eclipse is inspired by the mystery and magic of dancing in darkness. The show centers around the beautiful, intricate relationship between the constant shifting of the moon’s phases and feminine energy. Performers evoke the thrill that accompanies stepping in and out of the light to be seen and then hidden.

We invite you to join performers from Vancouver Island and local regions to celebrate creative movement through the exciting, innovative world of pole and aerials!

We are excited to host Rosalyn Mow to headline the show. Rosalyn is a 2018 Pole Championship Series Professional Athlete, Canadian Pole Fitness Association (CPFA) 2017 Pro Champion, and the 2017 Pole Sport Organization (PSO) Canadian Pole Champion.

Feature performers also include Natalie Fustier and Nadyne Moldowan from Courtenay, BC. We are thrilled to have Jane Air from Washington, USA and Coral Crawford, owner and co-founder of Island Circus Space, guest performing in the show.

Electra Productions is proud to present a diverse range of performers representing studios from across Vancouver Island and Canada such as Luxe Studios (Nanaimo), Femme Natale’s (Courtenay), Pole Trix (Victoria), Amethyst Dance & Fitness (Victoria), Vancouver Island Inverted Vixens (Parksville), Tantra Fitness (Vancouver), Saskatoon Pole and Dance Studio (Saskatchewan), Impulse Studio (Courtenay), and Alive (Victoria).


Program

Headliner

Rosalyn Mow

Rosalyn took her first pole class in 2012 at Tantra Fitness in Vancouver, bringing her background in rhythmic gymnastics and Chinese dance to the studio. She quickly discovered these skills were beautifully transferable to pole dance and began training for competitions. Now with multiple titles behind her, including 2017 Canadian Pole Fitness Championship, 2017 PSO Canadian Pro Champion, 2017 Canadian representative for the International Pole Sports Federation (“IPSF”) World Championships, and 2018 Canadian representative for the Pole Championship series with the Arnolds Sports Festival, she has represented Canada and showcased her unique style of pole on many international stages.

Rosalyn is passionate about bringing pole dance and fitness to the forefront of the public eye, and to playing a positive role in pole students’ lives by helping them achieve their fitness goals. She is currently the BC director of Canadian Pole Sports with the IPSF, whose mandate encompasses including pole sports in the Olympics. One of her ultimate goals is to regularly teach a pole sports class for children.


Nadyne Moldowan

Nadyne learned to pole in Courtenay on Vancouver Island at Femme Natale’s under Natalie Fustier, and quickly discovered she had a special talent for it. Nadyne rose to international stardom after spending 4 years in competition where she won the titles of BC Champion in the Canadian Pole Fitness Championships (“CPFC”) (2012), National CPFA Champion (2013), and Bronze at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Pole Championship Series in 2014. During those years, she also competed in London England, and performed on Hollywood Boulevard at Kelly Yvonne’s “Girl Next Door” show by invitation. Since then, she has judged many competitions, become a mechanic, and had 2 beautiful babies. Nadyne’s creativity and talent shines both on and off the pole, and on any aerial apparatus she touches.

Coral Crawford

Growing up as a competitive gymnast and dancer Coral has always been very active, but it wasn’t until she found circus that her true passion was discovered. Coral delved into a variety of circus disciplines while training and performing with The Underground Circus in Vancouver, and has furthered her circus journey by opening Island Circus Space, Victoria’s first ever contemporary circus school. She has performed at numerous events and has been a part of several original circus productions with Island Circus Space.

Coral specializes in aerial silks, partner acrobatics, and hand-balancing, and strives to continue pushing her edge to challenging herself as an acrobat and performer.

Jane Air

Growing up as a competitive gymnast and dancer Coral has always been very active, but it wasn’t until she found circus that her true passion was discovered. Coral delved into a variety of circus disciplines while training and performing with The Underground Circus in Vancouver, and has furthered her circus journey by opening Island Circus Space, Victoria’s first ever contemporary circus school. She has performed at numerous events and has been a part of several original circus productions with Island Circus Space.

Coral specializes in aerial silks, partner acrobatics, and hand-balancing, and strives to continue pushing her edge to challenging herself as an acrobat and performer.

Natalie Fustier aka “Femme Natale”

Natalie attributes pole dance fitness to transforming her into the stronger more confident woman she is today. As an instructor Natalie hopes to continue sharing her passion for pole fitness and advocates her students to have fun while building confidence and beauty in themselves as they continue to exceed their expectations.

Natalie has also worked a Licensed Practical Nurse for the past 8 years.

She is inspired by all the people she meets in her pole community and is excited to see it continue to grow.


Performers

Jenna LeBlanc

Jenna started training aerials, pole, and partner acro in Halifax before moving to Victoria in 2016. Since moving to Victoria she had been training aerials and partner acro at Island Circus Space and pole at Pole Trix and Alive. Jenna has competed at several regional and national pole competitions. She also teaches aerial hoop and trapeze at Island Circus Space

Ashley Schoock

Hello everyone, my name is Ashley Schoock and I currently reside in Campbell River. I found my love for pole nine years ago but has been consistent the last 5 years. I'm a mother of two handsome boys ages nine and five and somehow still find time to do what I love. Pole has made me who I am today, a better person, wife and mom. But most importantly it has changed how I see myself and how to love myself. I want to say a big Thank You to the best pole husband Dustin, for always being the first person to believe in me and to push me when you know I need it. I'm so thankful to be part of this amazing pole community and to perform for you all tonight. Now, lets neutralize every man in sight.

Eva del Sol

Eva has been dancing since she can remember and has dabbled in various dance styles through the years. When she discovered pole, it became her biggest dance passion as she says it allows for such a diversity in and fusion of dance styles that the creative possibilities are endless. Inspired by music from all over the world, new and old, Iva loves to choreograph new dance pieces and is known for her flow-y style.

Natalee Rhodes

Natalee Rhodes has been training and teaching for 9 years. Impulse Studio is her home where she teaches exotic and advanced classes. Natalee has competed and performed across Canada and recently the United States. Through the art of pole and aerial performance, she has found a strong,creative and fearless tribe of individuals who inspire her daily simply by being themselves. Her hope is to inspire others to practice the power of self love and let there inner light shine bright.

Sarah Longpre

Sarah Longpre from Saskatoon, SK. The owner & instructor of Saskatoon Pole & Dance Studio has been involved in Pole for just over 6 years & dance for 18 years! Passionate about performing & choreography she is honored & excited to be apart of Eclipse.

Misty Moss

This coastal harp has been slinking across Burlesque stages since 2015. She has recently found her love of hanging upside down, and has been enamoured with circus arts since September of last year. Founder of Wet Coast Burlesque, co-producer of the Isle of Tease, she is Western Canada's Tempestuous Temptress.

Nicole McSkimming

Nicole is still very much a beginner to Pole, with only one beginner & one intermediate session completed over this past year. She comes to Pole with a background in dance, with many years training in Canada, London England, New York City & Vienna, and years of performing and teaching in England and Canada. She currently teaches Drop In Contemporary Dance classes By Donation. She had the privilege earlier this year of collaborating with Lady Jane on her winning Pole Theatre Canada Pole Art piece. A big thanks to Jane for this opportunity to perform and for being such a supportive artist and friend.

Vancouver Island Vertical Vixens: Sybil Disobedience & Coral Rose

Sybil Disobedience and Coral Rose are the Boss Babes behind Vancouver Island Inverted Vixens.

Together they are combining their love of teaching, performing, and all things aerial to communities all over the mid and west Island. Corals love of big tricks and athleticism combined with Sybils passion for exotic flow and self care make these vixens a one of a kind dynamic duo.

Luna Yen

Luna began poling almost two years ago and has found no better medium to both learn and express herself. She dedicates this performance to her special someone; her partner-in-crime; the person that makes her feel light, even when times feel dark.

Bebe Gray

Bebe Gray has completed her professional ballet training in Winnipeg, Toronto and The UK. She danced professionally with ballet Victoria for 5 years and retired 2 years ago and teaches ballet full time. She Has found pole dancing and it is now a new passion and challenge Outside of her ballet life and is so completely addicted to it!

Shoshanna Om

Shoshanna is passionate about dance, body awareness, and sensual movement. Introduced to exotic movement through pole dance, Shoshanna believes in the power that can be gained by expressing sensuality through movement.

Encouraged by the co-founder of Electra, Lady Jane, Shoshanna's pole journey started in 2016. Desiring to hone her skills in fluidity and harness the strength she found through pole, Shoshanna became certified in Liquid Motion erotic dance in the summer of 2018 and now teaches at Amethyst Dance & Fitness Studio in Victoria.

Karen Chandler

I train at Luxe Studios in Nanaimo. I have been doing pole for 7 years.

Samantha Gray

Samantha has a natural curiosity about human movement and its endless bounds. Pole and aerial endeavours have allowed her to expand the dimensions of her contemporary dance training, ultimately opening up new movement pathways and creative possibilities.

Dani Girl

Aerials and pole are a combination of art, dance and gymnastics. It allows people to show and create your own style and unique voice, all while keeping a welcoming and accepting community that supports and raises each other up. I love the sport with all my heart and am grateful for the amazing people I meet and train with along the way.


Applications are now closed

Application Details

When

November 24th, 2018 (1pm: Tech Run 6:30: Call time)

Where

Metro Studio Theatre, 1411 Quadra Street, Victoria BC (at the corner of Quadra and Johnson)

Application Fee

$25 (*is non-refundable and covers administrative costs)

Event Theme

Our inaugural production Eclipse is inspired by the mystery and magic of dancing in darkness; the thrill that accompanies stepping in and out of the light to be seen and then hidden. We invite you to play with the beautiful intricate relationship between the constant shifting of the moon’s phases and feminine energy.

Performance Categories

If you would like to apply to perform with us in “Eclipse”, please take a look at our performance categories and submit your information below. Your concept does not need to be fully formed, but you should have a general idea of what type of performance you’d like to do. We would love to hear from you!