Alegria… Cirque De San Miguel a Story of Hope & Happiness

“Alegria…Cirque de San Miguel” is a story of hope and happiness. The story begins... if you have no voice, Scream! If you have no legs, Run! If you have no hope, Invent! Feed the Hungry San Miguel is for many children and families, a story of hope and an opportunity for nourishment, enrichment and education.

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, February 27, 2012 --( So it is fitting that in this unpredictable world of profound changes and uncertainty, the human spirit remains implacable as we constantly discover new reasons to hope and ways to achieve enduring happiness.

The breathtaking aerial dance troupe GravityWorks brilliantly portrays this uplifting story at Feed the Hungry’s Annual Raffle & Silent Auction March 11, while circus performers defy gravity on Rosewood San Miguel’s rooftop terrace overlooking the stunning views of the city. The production showcases dazzling acrobatics as aerial performers trapeze, lira (spinning hoop), Rhonrad (large gym wheel) and silk their way through the trials and tribulations of life bending themselves in unbelievable ways to reveal their unimaginable strength, balance, flexibility and durability.

GravityWorks, whose airborne members seem to fly through the air with the greatest of ease, is not your typical circus troupe. The group was founded in Toronto in 1997 by Nisha Ferguson, who, along with her best friend, started learning circus arts as a means of fitness in her loft apartment. The little troupe grew and improved over the next five years and when she moved to Mexico with her family in 2001, she brought along a portable trapeze rig, one swath of silk fabric and two mats.

Since then GravityWork has performed at dozens of music festivals, charity benefits, private parties at La Carpa, in theaters, art galleries, open-air forums and hotels both in San Miguel and the state of Guanajuato. While GravityWorks has had members from all over the world, the current mixed Mexican and Canadian troupe includes founder Nisha Ferguson, Tania Renee David, Ri Anderson, Christian Baumgardiner, Kalyana Ishaya, Cecilia Corona, Maya Trujillo, Patty Arrieta, Irma Huerta and Andy Blair.

Only 400 tickets are available for this exclusive event and 2/3rds are presold, so purchase early to ensure a seat. Reserved VIP tables of 10 seats are also available for US$1,000 or $13,500 pesos and all proceeds benefit Feed the Hungry’s school meals program. Tickets can be purchased through La Conexion, Solutions, Recreo San Miguel and at, or send an email to for more information.

Feed the Hungry San Miguel
Valarie Coon