THE CAST & THE CREATORS
David ‘ REWI’ Bracey
Rewi (pronounced re-we) is a New Zealand born, multi-discipline circus artist, performing Fire, Object Manipulation, Adagio and Clowning. His mastery is in Object Manipulation and what he has designed as Morphic Hooping: A style of hooping with techniques derived of multiple hoop manipulation, modern hoop ‘teching’, and Native American Hoop dance.
Now based in Los Angeles USA with his partner and wife Tina Bracey, he previously spent 3 years on a global tour with the Hoop Hooligans performing their award winning show in 12 countries around the world. Through 10+ years performing and training in flow as well as circus arts, he has technique crafted in contemporary theatre as well as in traditional big top styles. He has performed lucratively in corporate and commercial entertainment , arts and music festivals, Fringe theatre festivals as well as street theatre shows. Rewi has cultivated a unique and mesmerising style.
He blends spectacular tricks, astonishing illusions, liquid movement and quirky character work, leaving audiences charmed and highly entertained.
‘TINA PHOENIX’ Bracey
Performing since age 11, Tina has performed with big top traditional circuses such as the Giant 3 Ring Circus Gatti, as well as internationally with cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean International. She has been a professional in the Cirque entertainment industry since 2008 and has numerous public appearances at live music and arts festivals around the world such as Cochella (USA), WOMAD (New Zealand), Rainbow Serpant (Australia), WonderFruit Festival (Thailand), Envision Festival (Costa Rica) and Shambhala (Canada) to name a few.
She has performed lucrative in the commercial entertainment industry being featured on set in T.V. shows, commercials, short films and music videos.
Complementing her circus repertoire, she has 8 years of technical and competitive dance training. Combined with 10 years of professional circus training, performance and experience. Tina has developed highly advanced skill in the aerial arts including solo, duo and multiple person apparatuses. Tina is also a highly trained Contortionist and international instructor. Dazzling Fire Performer and Snake Charmer with her beloved 7 FT Boa ‘Gypsy’.
She is a powerhouse to the circus scene and a visual artist in her choreography & lives in passion for her art.
Rewi and Tina met through the circus community in Los Angeles California in 2013. They immediately grew fond of each others and their mutual upsession for the circus arts unified them! They knew that they wanted to seek collaboration in creating performances and shows together. Tina travelled to New Zealand in January 2014 where they trained together for about 3 months. They discovered that together their diverse and multi-disciplinary skill set could create a Big Top Circus with just the two of them combined…Or something close to it.
Their friendship shortly after took off as romance. Both in their arts and in their love for one another. Creating individual acts together and having a long term international relationship meant plane hopping to and from the USA, New Zealand and Europe. They knew what they had was special both in creation and in this world. Between May 2015 and October 2017 they married and Rewi settled down in the USA as a home based with his new partner and wife and now they share a life devoted to creation of immersive, inspiring and thrilling circus experiences. Together they embarked in their new project that was to be:
A duo project derived of high end circus arts, jaw dropping aerial feats, mind melting object manipulation, fire performance, acrobatics, contortion, visual arts, and vivaciously vibrant characters. CirqueSanity has graced festival stages worldwide, presenting an ultra fresh, eclectic & high energy mix of cutting edge circus arts.
CirqueSanity offers and amazing variety of circus acts and shows performing for events & parties of all kinds from public, private and corporate affairs. Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, launch parties, street performance festivals, music and arts festivals, concerts, stage shows, galas, and more.