20th Anniversary Season Launch Party


Moving Arts has always offered audiences a new experience that’s off the beaten track and this event is no exception. Try your hand at circus arts, learn to mix a mean cocktail, or just eat, drink and boogie to your heart’s content! Help us fund our 20th Anniversary Season and Buy Your Tickets Today!

There are three ticket options to choose from:

EXPLORE. The Craft of the Cocktail
Want to elevate your bar experience and impress friends at your next dinner party? Take an exclusive 90 minute pre-party mixology class with celebrated barman Jason Bran. Learn how to master the preparation of and add signature twists to three essential cocktails: the old fashioned, the martini, and the margarita. EXPLORERS will receive a collection of basic bar tools to add to or start their home bar collections. Admission to DISCOVER Party included. Enrollment is limited! Class starts at 6 p.m.

DREAM. Run Away with the Circus
Ever dream of running away with the Circus? Now you can! Take a 60-minute pre-party sampling of Circus Skills taught by circus professionals at Cirque School L.A. Using actual circus equipment, DREAMERS will try trapeze, aerial silks, wire walking and more. DREAMERS will also be entered in an exclusive drawing for tickets to Cirque du Soleil IRIS at the Dolby Theatre. Admission to DISCOVER Party included. Enrollment is limited! Class starts at 6 p.m.

DISCOVER. The Launch Party
Eat, drink and celebrate Moving Arts 20th Anniversary with complimentary appetizers and cocktails, a Cirque School aerial arts performance, silent auction, and music by Leo Francis and DJ Mike Varela. Find out which 20 plays will be included in 20/20 VISION: Moving Arts 20th Anniversary Season. Party is from 8 p.m.-11 p.m.

Jason Bran began bartending in his hometown of Seattle, Washington and has considered Los Angeles his home since 2006.  As a leader behind some of the city’s busiest bars, Bran’s blend of speed, technique, and efficiency have earned him recognition as one of the country’s best bartenders.  When he’s not behind the bar at the Roger Room, Bran has an array of creative pursuits, writing content for websites and producing media for his recently formed Hollywood Cocktail Company. Bran can be seen in season 2 of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue” and continues to bring the art of elevated bar experiences to Los Angeles.

Aloysia Gavre, a Cirque du Soleil veteran, founded Cirque School in 2004 with a vision to create an opportunity for “anybody with any body” to run away with the circus.  Aloysia envisioned a safe, warm, non-competitive environment where students could embrace and be embraced by circus arts. Cirque School’s outstanding reputation as a safe and professional learning environment has caught the attention of Hollywood.  Cirque School is now the go-to training facility for television and film productions.  Cirque School has provided circus training for Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz on the feature film “Water for Elephants.”  They have also provided circus consultation and training for a number of shows including “The Cape” on NBC, with Summer Glau, David Lyons and Keith David.  Cirque School has also supplied talent and served as a venue for shows like CBS’ “The Defenders.”

Hailing from Philadelphia, Leo Francis moved to Los Angeles in 2002 to pursue a career as a songwriter. A driven and prolific artist, Francis has released four albums over the past decade: one solo album (Blueroot, 2005) and three with his collaborative effort, The Spies (Old Ghosts, 2007; Televolution, 2009; Good Evening,Morning Songbird EP, 2012). Described by Mental Pirate as having a “smoky, near-soulful voice,” Leo’s music has been featured multiple times in film and on television, including: John Doe, FOX; Make It or Break It, ABC Family; One Tree Hill, CW; and Eli Stone, ABC; and he has had the pleasure of working with many talented artists including Norm Jones and Rhythm Child. To hear tracks from Leo’s solo album click HERE.