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Stories from the event trenches

Orbital founder Brian Wilson will be telling stories from and about the events that he and his team have worked on over the last 25+years. Some stories will be overviews on some of the events he’s worked on. Others will be unique one of a kind happenings at events.  Read on to get inspired with unique event ideas or other stories from the event trenches.   […]

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Snowmania 2017!

This past weekend Orbital Talent helped bring an extra fun animation to the Alterna “Cracking up the Capital” Guiness world record attempt snowman building event at Snowmania in the Glebe.  Big thanks to Andrew Peck and the Glebe Business Improvement Area for backing and supporting the rebirth of the Snowboyz. It all started about 15 years ago, when a good friend who shall remain nameless (Jesse Dryden), built a few living snowman characters in his […]

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Aerial Antics

The Aerial Antics are  local to Ottawa aerial performers who bring a playful approach to choreography, circus and aerial arts. Providing refined and inspiring performances, the Aerial Antics crew mix the elegance of aerial dance with dynamic twists and controlled falls.  Audiences are entranced by their stylistic performances. The Aerial antics offer up custom corporate performances or educational workshops. Your crowd can learn to fly – ask us how the Aerial Antics can help your […]

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Marianne Trenka – Circus Performer

Marianne Trenka is a circus artist and character performer who is based in Montreal. Performing both locally and internationally, Marianne has entertained audiences at festivals such as the Montreal Jazz Fest, Just for Laughs, Circus Quirkus, in New Zealand, and the Edinburgh Fringe. You can catch her and her many spinning, shining hoops as a regular performer on stages throughout Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. Marianne will delight your audience with her hoop dancing skills, whether […]

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Lacey Lucidity – Contact Juggler

Lacey is a juggler who specializes in an incredibly rare and elegant form of juggling commonly known as “Contact Juggling.” If you want to impress your guests with an act that they have never seen before, then this is the act for you! Lacey offers a magical and delightful display of precision body rolls and balance skills, which are a wonder to behold. Contact juggling can be a stunning choice for strolling entertainment. Adding a […]

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Instant Photos with Santa in the Kitchen With PureLogic!

  We had an exciting night last week with some new friends at PureLogic IT. They brought in our Instant Photos with Santa team for some fun at their Christmas open house office party. We rolled into their office kitchen, popped up an instant photo studio, Santa and Mrs Claus arrived – photos were snapped, Santa was kissed, little dogs were coddled, adored and photographed, photos were printed, snacks and drinks were had, and a […]

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CIRCUS FACTORY

Orbital Talent Founder and CEO Brian Wilson is busy working on The Circus Factory. A non-profit designed to help circus and variety artists develop and grow and find audiences, and to support the growth and development of the Ottawa International Buskerfest. Circus factory brings the best international street performances to Ottawa audiences in the most accessible way possible…. through family friendly shows on the street. Already one of the most popular family events in the […]

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Contortionist and Hoop Aerialist Breanna

Born and raised in Ottawa, Breanna quickly realized from a young age that she was extremely flexible. As early as the age of 4 she began and fell in love with the sport of gymnastics. Throughout her competitive career she won 5 provincial titles and then moved on to competing around the world representing team Canada in rhythmic gymnastics. After training 7 years in artistic gymnastics and 9 years in rhythmic gymnastics Breanna decided to […]

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Alice in Wonderland Installation at the Ottawa International Children’s Festival 2015

Flashback to last May 2015, where I (Brian R. Wilson) ended up literally down the rabbit hole with my crew of performers at the Ottawa International Children’s festival. We were putting on a show and Alice in Wonderland strolling performance installation with a crew of incredible performers, giant puppets, and a crowd of children. Right beside our tent / performance space there was a huge inflatable walk-though installation by the http://www.architects-of-air.com/. This installation was incredible, […]

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