Author: Sadie LeDonna

Meet our new company member: Raffe!

After months of searching, we finally found a suitable van for Pop-Up Movement! This cute Ford Transit came to us from a man who owns an indoor and mobile petting zoo in Tacoma. Apparently, when I called about it it was in the process of transporting a baby giraffe and the previous owner referred to it as the “Critter Getter”. While we have no intention of ever carting animals around in it, it will be a great resource for us to transport our equipment to gigs and teaching events.

After we made the deal, I went to the petting zoo to pick up the second set of keys. When I arrived I was immediately set up with the company’s booking manager. They were interested in having us perform in the zoo! 

Zoos are controversial for both of us and we feel a bit hesitant. Neither of us supports animals being kept in captivity for no reason or used in circuses. That being said,  it sure makes for a fun story and we look forward to hearing from them and seeing what the offer is.

We’re super pleased with our new van, granted it needs a serious detailing before we put our equipment in there. We got it just in time for some upcoming teaching and performing gigs. We look forward to getting our logo on it and rolling it into our next event!

 

Our Story

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Why did you start your company?

Through our teenage and young adult years, we both gained self-confidence, body awareness and joy through circus arts and movement. It’s our goal to share these skills and the feeling of self-connection with others. The peninsula is our home and we want to make our services and knowledge accessible to enhance our community.

Why this service?

Due to our current lifestyles, many children and adults are suffering from physical inactivity which creates physical and mental health issues in our population. Through intrinsic motivation and teamwork, Movement Arts are a non-competitive, engaging way to build body-awareness and improve physicality, self-connection, communication skills, and joy. 

Why you?

We’ve been studying circus, dance, theater, structural integration, clowning, weight lifting, and other movement and body related modalities for over 10 years each. 

For 6 of those years, we’ve also been honing our performing and teaching skills. 

We are experienced with working with kids, teens and adults and are passionate about sharing our knowledge of physical self-care and play. 

What does “To provide quality movement education and inspiration” mean?

Our business is about offering skills and physical challenges that build body awareness and creative expression. We want to make this connection to movement and physical health accessible to enhance our community. We use performance as a way to inspire physical creativity and collaboration with others.