Breaking Circus is a contemporary circus production company based in Kjipuktuk/Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


Skywhispers rescheduled!!

New dates:

June 15 7pm preshow 730 start

June 16 7pm preshow 730 start

June 18 230pm preshow 3pm start

June 18 730pm preshow 8pm start

June 19 230pm preshow 3pm start

Skywhispers of Terrestrial Dreams is back for Stages Festival!

Skywhispers is back for Eastern Front Theatre’s Stages Festival 2022! Skywhispers of Terrestrial Dreams is a wandering journey through a continuous and endlessly shifting dreamscape of contemporary circus arts that explores the liminal and ephemeral nature of our earthly dreams. Somewhere between waking and slumber exists a place where we may pursue our quest for liberation, reach the heights of our potential, indulge our appetite for the absurd and question our own sensibilities. In this performance installation, skywhispers from the astral realm reach out to issue warning, impart wisdom, carry healing, and offer insight into our past, present and future. If one actively listens, they may find meaning that is intended only for them. Can we embrace this transitional reality where provocation invites curiosity and the mundane is nuanced? Off the beaten path, time has no purchase and recovered details swiftly lose their edges. The dream of today is not the dream of tomorrow or the next day or the day after that. All is mutable. The diverse group of artists presenting this work are members of Breaking Circus Collective, the only Black-led professional contemporary circus troupe east of Montreal. Audio description/ whispers are an integral part of this performance installation. Breaking Circus Collective artists: Dawn Shepherd, Ryan Gray, Aiyana Graham, Jayden Gigliotti, Ross Burns, Kura Broadnax, Adrian Bah, Nastassia Burynskaya.

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Wednesday, June 8 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, June 9 – 7:30 pm
Friday, June 10 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 11 – 7
:30 pm
Sunday, June 12 – 3:00 pm



That Which Lights Your Way: Refraction May 13-16, 2022


Breaking Circus returns with part II of Ryan Gray’s That Which Lights Your Way series of works, Refraction. After the two-sided interpretations of part I, Reflection, Refraction explores the physics of waves moving through a medium, creating a microcosm of contemporary circus and interactive light. We change and evolve as we move through our lives, like rays of sun through the fog, finding divergent paths to travel, like rainbows from light through a prism.

May 13-16, 2022

7:30 PM every night except Sunday matinee at 2:30 PM

Flashing Lights

Water-Based Fog (Propylene Glycol)

Wheelchair Accessible

Masks Recommended

If you require special accommodation, do not hesitate to contact

Dawn Shepherd Emerging Artist Award Arts NS

Dawn is a 2021 recipient of the Arts NS Emerging Artist Award! Congratulations!


Photo: Stoo Metz

Up in the Air, November 27, 2021

Improvisational music and contemporary circus meet to create a unique Halifax experience with Up in the Air, a gathering of musicians and circus artists exploring the concept of the unknown. Join us at the Breaking Circus Studio as we explore new territory and find common ground on our journey to understand what we do and do not know about the unknown in this global period of growth.