"...a never ending flow of creative expression."               -LOS ANGELES TIMES

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About The Company

Los Angeles-based theatrical circus company, Troupe Vertigo, was founded in 2009 by Aloysia Gavre (Cirque du Soleil) and her husband Rex Camphuis (Pickle Family Circus/ Television & Theater Production Manager ). They create an eclectic and refreshing mix of circus-dance-theater works that ignite the imagination with mentally and physically spellbinding performances. 

Their unique perspective on the circus arts have led to a variety of speaking engagements including with  The Center Theater Group, Directors Lab West, USC TEDx Talk and The Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival. As well in publications for the cover story of Dance Teacher Magazine {August 2016} and in the book Ordinary Acrobat

This wife and husband team premiered their first show High Water Radio, produced by the S.F. Circus Center  in 2005 with live music by the renowned Tin Hat Trio.  A theatrical circus inspired by early turn of the century California that had a 30 show run at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco .  

Troupe Vertigo premiered it's first show in Los Angeles Big Top for a New Generation in 2010 at the Ford Amphitheater again with a live band, though this time with a young rock n' roll group - Nightmare & The Cat.  Featuring Django and Sam Stewart. The LA Times called this show.  The popularity of this show gave them an invite to speak and showcase their show at a TEDx Talk at USC. 

The company returned to the Ford Amphitheater in 2012 with Nighthawks: A Film Noir Circus, inspired by American Jazz, Edward Hopper paintings and the gritty streets of crime novels from Hammett to Chandler.  

Troupe Vertigo has been creatively involved with with symphonic concerts contributing widely from custom show development including Cirque Goes to the Movies which premiered in May 2016 at the Philly Pops and Cirque Goes to Broadway (Oct. 2016) with conductor Jack Every and the Indianapolis Symphony.  Their theatrical sensibilities have helped to evolve new audiences to Symphonic Concerts.  As well as choreography and Assistant Directing for Cirque Mechanics shows Pedal Punk , Cirque Orchestra  and Birdhouse Factory . 

2016 brought the creation of their newest work to life entitled TABLEAUX for a 3 show run presented by the Dance Resource Center at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles.  Incorporating contortion, dance, aerial acrobatics and humor, Troupe Vertigo’s Tableaux features five women harnessing their physicality to the extreme. The performers find themselves confined to boxes, trapped by the constrictions of society and themselves. As they work together toward freedom, the audience embarks on a poetic and visually enticing journey where expectations bend and movement twists -- igniting the imagination in a boundary-pushing theatrical adventure. 

Troupe Vertigo’s facility is also home to Cirque School, LA’s premier circus training space, which inspires an appreciation for the circus arts for "Anybody with Any Body". 

Due to their Los Angeles home and having Cirque School as their sister company Aloysia & Rex's expertise are used often for the film & television industry. Most recently for Rebel Wilson's aerial performance for Pitch Perfect 2 and for both Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz who utilized Cirque School resources not only for circus instruction but for character background research as well.  

 

  

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