QUICK FACTS

Touring for Atherton: April 2002 - August 2010

(3,034 shows, never missed a single performance)

Director: Dominic Champagne

Creation process: 9 months 

TV Series: "The Fire Within", 13 episodes

Award: Emmy for Best Outstanding Nonfiction Program at the 55th Primetime Emmy Awards 

 

Video

We would like to collectively thank all our fellow artists and colleagues who we would like to name all individually but the list would be far too long. We’ve experienced so much with you all over the years. So many laughs and so many tears. So many successes and so many failures. So many fights and so many reconciliations. You are all amazing people. Whether from near or far you have influenced and touched our lives with your own masteries. Thanks to you we’re taking away with us the best gift of all. Our memories. Thanks for making our dreams come true.
— Andrew and Kevin Atherton

Photos

Photo by Veronique Vial

 

Behind The Scenes

 

final performance in Varekai 

Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world - a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai. The word Varekai means "wherever" in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers. This production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to the infinite passion of those whose quest takes them along the path that leads to Varekai.