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Did you all know that Asparagus originally was neither a VEGETABLE………! A FRUIT………!, or A NUT…!
Nope—it was a MINERAL–like GOLD!
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FOUNDER/OWNER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, GREGANGELO & VELOCITY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, WHIRLING DERVISH
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For a very special one night engagement, The Velocity Circus Dance Company and Singers were selected to perform excerpts from the hit musical CHICAGO featuring rock star Huey Lewis … Continue reading
Your performers did a perfect job entertaining and wowing our guests. They really lifted the energy of the room, got people on the dance floor, made people laugh and generally made for a spectacular evening…
Video clips of Gregangelo and Velocity Circus performers at TEDxYouth@Castilleja Continue reading
“Indeed, Gregangelo’s team comes through again. I refer to them as my secret weapon. You can add all the flowers and decor you want but nothing compares to his talent and creative inspiration for bringing everything to life. Everyone is … Continue reading
Academy of Friends / American Cancer Society / American India Foundation / Aquarium of the Bay / The Arab Film Festival / Boys & Girls Clubs of America / Bread and Roses / California Academy of Science / Children of Shelters / Children United by Experience / Cultural Restoration Tourism Project / Effection Charities / Genesis Health Hospice, IL / Habitat for Humanity / Little Sisters of the Poor / New Leaf Services / People Reaching Out / Rebuilding Together / San Francisco Zoological Society / The Seed School Foundation / Special Olympics / etc… Continue reading
Ala Moana Hawaii’s Center / Asparagus Festival, Stockton CA / Bill Graham Presents (various concert shows) / Broadway Premier of “Circus Diva”, Roseland / Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle Center / Carmel Performing Arts Festival / CCA-California College of the Arts Centennial celebration / Copia, American Center for Food, Wine & the Arts / “Daybreak Morning Show”, Channel 4 / de Young fine art museum of San Francisco – Interactive Arts & Entertainment installation / Femina Ms. India Pageant (Hyderabad, India) / Gala Opening of San Francisco City Hall / Java 1 private B-52′s concert / Marco Polo Opera, Bohemian Grove / Milwaukee “Riversplash” Festival (double aerial act suspended from bridge) / NBA Half-time show / New Leaf / Oregon Country Fair, Eugene, OR / San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, Palace of Fine Arts Theater / San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Community Development / San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Benefit / San Francisco Pride Parade / San Francisco Symphony / Sonoma County Fair / Tennessee Aquarium / Theatre Artaud, San Francisco / Utah Arts Festival / etc… Continue reading
Transport your guests into a new realm.
Through a brilliant combination of multi media, theatrical and special effect artistry combined with signature fantastical performing artists, Gregangelo will transform and animate your venue into a sensational Wonderworld …
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives / California Academy of Science / de Young museum, San Francisco (Various interactive art installations and live performances) / Museum of California in Oakland / Nevada Museum of Art / Santa Cruz Museum of art and History / Toledo Museum of Art / etc… Continue reading
Cirque Du Soleil’s Variety Series “Cosmique” on Bravo / Destination Stardom Pax TV / ET Entertainment Tonight / Eye of the Bay TV (fashion show) / HDTV “Home Strange Home” / Ripley’s Believe It or Not (feature on Contortionists) / Sabado Gigante International Variety Show Univision / Tore Dahlin’s Big Diamond Mystery / etc… Continue reading
“I have to tell you that everyone was commenting on how amazing you and your team were… Continue reading
All of Velocity’s signature Arts & Entertainment packages are one of a kind and custom tailored to every detail of your event or show Continue reading
“It’s good that there’s no paucity Of wisdom or sagacity Or, most of all, audacity To perform with ferocity Forever with Velocity!” Continue reading
San Francisco based Velocity Arts & Entertainment offers custom Video Productions, Videography, Industrial Films, Video & Motion Graphics Special Effects Editing, Portfolio Editing, Continue reading
PYRAM”ID” -Interactive Video Sculpture & Lounge-
“Last night was a huge success … My client was soooo speechless… ” Continue reading
“Gregangelo’s Velocity Circus and the music and humor of Emmy-winner…” Continue reading
“Along comes a Circus that’s not only full of physical stunts…” Continue reading
Richard Munoz has been a professional makeup artist for over fifteen years. Dior, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren and the house of Armani have called upon Richard’s extraordinary creative abilities
Re-Creation of Edgar Allan Poe based on Photo of Edgar Allan Poe
Gregangelo and Velocity Circus Troupe bring high-impact entertainment to any engagement.
From Arabesque, to Can- Can, to show stopping Broadway Chorus ensembles, The Velocity Dance co is available to customize high impact shows in any style
Velocity Characters inside the Gregangelo Museum
Welcome to the world of the wildest guy I know
He moves with high Velocity–he’s called Gregangelo
His life is one big circus and his passion is intense
He was born a whirling dervish and been whirling ever since
There’s no way to describe it, so I’ll have to simply say
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY!… Continue reading
For over 25 years, multi-media artist Gregangelo has dedicated his labor to transform one structure into dimensions which the senses now savor. The tombs of Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs Continue reading
Gregangelo, the visionary and artistic director of Velocity Arts & Entertainment and Velocity Circus
Gallery of Gregangelo Museum
Welcome To A Magical Space!!
Gregangelo Museum in San Francisco is available for private celebrations and events for groups up to 30 guests.
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Gregangelo Museum Tour
Inspiring & Being Inspired by Wonderful Kids (& their parents)
“I’ve always harbored a fantasy that magic portals to parallel universes really do exist outside of C.S. Lewis books. My childish wish has been manifested in this very special house, which serves as a gateway to a wonderland where artistry is … Continue reading
Gregangelo Museum Before & After pictures.
Marvelous, Fabulous, Unbelievable Transformations.
“It has taken me decades of world travel into the deepest…” Continue reading
Art Restoration / Art Repair & Conservation Velocity arts provides a diverse team of multi disciplinary artists for any art repair, restoration and conservation challenges. *Sculpture – anything from clay to paper mache’ to wood and marble *Textile – from … Continue reading
Open by Appointment from 11am-6pm Monday-Friday to private groups of 4 minimum. Call 415 664-0095 to schedule time & date of tour and find out the magic location. Continue reading
“Your troupe lent elegance and grace, creativity and innovation…” Continue reading
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“Thank you for making my maiden voyage to San Francisco…” Continue reading
“Not only did you guys put on a really awesome party…” Continue reading
“Endless thanks to you and your fabulous crew for being so…” Continue reading
“You surpassed even my highest hopes and expectations…” Continue reading
“not sure how to thank you and all of your talent and fun loving…” Continue reading
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“You guys rock! and I can’t thank you enough…” Continue reading
*W.A.V.E. award for Excellent content in Local Cable Programming
*International World Living Statue Competition (Arnhem, Netherlands) 1st Place Winner
*San Francisco PRIDE parade “Absolutely Fabulous” award Continue reading
Gregangelo & Velocity Circus are proud to be affiliated with Rachel Stegman’s Circus School of Arizona located in the Phoenix AZ area.
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Informative, entertaining, and motivational interactive lectures, demonstrations, and assemblies are available for elementary, school, junior high, high school, college, and university level students. Continue reading
Corporate team-building instruction / motivational activities are available in the following disciplines
Children of all ages are encouraged to draw / sketch / paint / mold / sculpt the artists who perform at the educational seminars
MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE
Sara Faith Alterman travels through space at Gregangelo’s cosmic abode.
Click Here to See Our VIDEOS on YouTube! There are plenty of fellow lookie-loos at the Folsom Street Fair, which is the last place one would expect to find a living statue, much less a pristine beauty queen. That party … Continue reading
ONLY IN SAN FRANCISCO: SFCVB HOSTS 97TH ANNUAL LUNCHEON Members of the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau met at Moscone South for the 97th Annual Luncheon on June 27. Gregangelo’s Urban Ninjas, Continue reading
The 1st Annual Bed Races was something straight out of a dream. You’re snoozing away on the old futon when — suddenly! — you’re awake and racing on your magic bed down Fillmore street, crowded of onlookers egging you on. Continue reading
Walking through Gregangelo Herrera’s front door is a little like stepping through Alice’s looking glass. From the Solstice Room to the Eclipse Room to the Midnight Hall, the whole thing is decorated down to the smallest detail in Winchester Mystery House–meets–Ali Baba style. Like the productions he puts on with his arts and entertainment troupe, Gregangelo and Velocity Circus, there’s some history there, as well as some fine art, some fantasy, and some pure, unadulterated ambition to entertain… Continue reading
Herbie Hatman, a sideshow artist with Velocity Circus, offers live, edible worms to guests at Teatro Zinzanni during New Leaf’s Spring Gala
Click Here to See Our VIDEOS on YouTube! San Francisco Magazine February, 2007 OUTTAKES 7:51 P.M. 2/10/2007 Hostess Jillian Manus Salzman (in vintage Chanel) plays with the help at her cancer benefit, Not shown; the ice replica of Michelangelo’s David, … Continue reading
Click Here to See Our VIDEOS on YouTube! Genesis Magazine Winter 2006/2007 Gregangelo Herrera Spins Tales Through Velocity Circus by Paul Totah For some, life imitates art. For Gregangelo Herrera ’84, his home and his business imitate his art. For … Continue reading
Click Here to See Our VIDEOS on YouTube! Arts Extra! 06/22/2006 GREGANGELO’S 1906 SHOW AT THEATRE 39 By Jamie Windborne, Arts Extra! editor Arts Extra! attended Gregangelo and Velocity Circus’ new stage show, 1906: Journey Through the Mythical City, at … Continue reading
Click Here to See Our VIDEOS on YouTube! Marin Independent Journal 06/22/2006 FANTASTIC JOURNEY By Rick Polito The stage is bathed in black light when the DayGlo butterfly flutters across the stage in dance shoes. A black velvet bag … Continue reading
Click Here to See Our VIDEOS on YouTube! San Francisco Examiner Thursday, February 2, 2006 FINDING LIFE LESSONS FAR AWAY FROM HOME By Christopher Caen …The Velocity Circus provided entertainment in between the presentations and became progressively more surreal as … Continue reading
Click Here to See Our VIDEOS on YouTube! Oroville Mercury-Register Friday, October 14, 2005 ARTOBERFEST A SMASH HIT By David C. Neilsen II/Chief Photographer A large crowd enjoys the incredible performance of Gregangelo’s Velocity Circus performers during The Art of … Continue reading
Click Here to See Our VIDEOS on YouTube! Forbes.com September 28, 2005 American India Foundation to Host Fall Benefit Gala “We are thrilled by the response we’ve received thus far for our Fall Benefit Gala,” remarks AIF President Lata Krishnan. … Continue reading
Click Here to See Our VIDEOS on YouTube! San Francisco Chronicle Wednesday, May 18, 2005 VELOCITY CIRCUS IS SO NAMED FOR GOOD REASON— its founder is a whirling dervish on and offstage! by Marianne Costantinou In a city known for … Continue reading
Click Here to See Our VIDEOS on YouTube! Honolulu Star-Bulletin Thursday, April 21, 2005 Spring Looks Star in Stunt-filled Shows Fashionably dressed performers go aerial at Ala Moana Center High style: Velocity Circus performers to put on acrobatic fashion show … Continue reading
Click Here to See Our VIDEOS on YouTube! Mill Valley Business November, 2004 Volume 11, Issue 10 Gregangelo’s Velocity Circus Comes to MV On Friday, November 5 at 8:00pm and Sunday, November 7 at 5:00pm, the 142 Throckmorton Theatre will … Continue reading
Click Here to See Our VIDEOS on YouTube! The Sacramento Bee June 21, 2003 Dervish performer puts new spin on old tradition by Fahizah Alim, Bee Staff Writer Like most children, Gregangelo loved spinning his body around in circles until … Continue reading
Click Here to See Our VIDEOS on YouTube! San Francisco Chronicle Friday, July 30, 1999 Daredevil Performers Bring Variety to the Big Top Modern circus is all acrobat, no animals By Daedalus Howell, Special to the Chronicle Some people really … Continue reading
*Bring the thrill, excitement and glamour of the 007 silver screen legends to life at your event!
*Adventure, spectacle and stunts abound as we stage special effect performances where the line between fantasy and reality is blurred.
*From retro to futuristic, Villain to Hero— we recreate a flurry of entertainment inspired by a fusion of James Bond 007 films.
007 stage shows feature a fusion of theatrical fights, acrobatics, aerial stunts, dance, and contortion all on a special effects film and lighting background.
1001 Arabian Nights Ensemble
• Sublime Arabian dance
• Acrobatics & balancing
• Ambient contortion
• Floor shows available with multiple costume looks Continue reading
These characters were commissioned for the San Francisco premier of HBO’s Game of Thrones Season 3. In the vain of the show, we created a medieval aesthetic with flourishes of fantasy and storytelling… Continue reading
• Interact with the master artists and their living master pieces
• Meet your Knight in shining armor
• Speak with oracles
• Witness the revival of cultural achievements in all forms of art! Continue reading
Join our royal hosts, Baron and Baroness Von Daisy and their exquisite cast of artists and entertainers at this most opulent Beaux Arts Ball!
Court Jesters, Heralding Trumpeters, Elegant String ensembles, Living Statues, Palm and Tarot readers, Artisans, Body Painters and Henna Artists, Insane Royal Guard, and Far East Magi delight all of your senses… Continue reading
Enter the Queen’s Salon for a Royal Treatment which includes Makeup, Wig, Wardrobe and culminates with a regal portrait with the King… Continue reading
• This variety ensemble of characters provide ambiance and charismatic antics which spring your guests back to the speakeasy days of gangsters and dames, & divas and decadence!
• Full glittering floor-shows, song & dance numbers, tap dancers, more! Continue reading
HIPPIE TRIPPIN’ & FLOWER POWER
• Pass Love Beads to “establishment” guests
• Stage custom mock protests
• Far-out dancing Continue reading
ROCK and ROLL themed events, characters & impersonators…
• Dirty Dancing
Inspired by flora & fauna of earth’s vast terrains, various oceans, ancient life forms, as well as futuristic being from other worlds Continue reading
Think accordions are old fashioned- think again!
• This mysterious and spectacular musician known as -The Great Morgani- will entertain you by taking musical requests – his repertoire includes 1300 songs from all genres…
• With over 150 museum quality costume options- he will blend in (or out) of your theme décor –take your pick
• Unsurpassed musical and visual spectacle abound in this unforgettable hybrid performance Continue reading
This man will warp your mind and senses with dramatic displays of gravity-defying contortion with warped charisma!
*Velocity Power Stilts
From solo aerialists to full ensembles and flying stunts on any apparatus, we will add daring spectacle to the airspace of your venue…
Tarzan & Jane & Animals in the Jungle…
Safari entertainment, animal face painting, tribal dance… Continue reading
• Custom sculpts beautiful miniature glass amulets, and animals as keepsakes for your guests
• An engaging activity to watch!
Bring a “touch of American class” to your event with this cast of clever, crass, sporty, and always entertaining characters…
Swimming & Aerial Acrobatic Mermaid
• Beautiful ambient swimming in pools
• Ambient Aerial mermaid in hoop
• Ambient “beached” contorting mermaid• Combine all of the above if you have the correct setting Continue reading
Art comes to Life
Living Masterpieces and Master Artists share their wisdom with the masses…
· This world-class fine artist creates heirloom-quality & custom-designed invitations, posters, backdrops, seating tags, etc which commemorate your special event!
· May create intricate letter heads, monograms, calligraphy, stationery, and decorative marriage, birth, and other celebratory certificates and announcements
· Personal illustrations that include your birth sign and other astrological elements
Art Explodes to Life – Inspired by a multitude of Fine Arts Museum Exhibitions… Continue reading
*A variety of multi cultural hybrid Asian artistry and Asian influenced themes
*Contemporary sculpture mimes and acrobats come to life Continue reading
Real life look alike brings this legend to life with interactive and stage song performances…
We Descend Mount Olympus to engage your mortal guests in blissful merryment!
• Enhance your decor beyond floral arrangements with imaginative balloon sculptures & costumes
• The professional actor, magician, mime, and clown “Balloon Man” is a master balloon manipulator whose main event is to hop around inside a giant balloon like the one shown here
• Award-winning balloon sculptor “Pat in the Hat” creates wonderous and whimsical creations Continue reading
It’s Gold Rush Galore!
* This versatile ensemble brings you back to the ecclectic, bustling San Francisco of 1849.
* Saloon girls, Can-can dancers, cowgirl tricks, a Chinese Madame, Black Bart, Dandy Sheriff, Argonauts, and Ms. Kitty – the Lady of the House entertain with whirlwind antics and shows… Continue reading
*The “Bed in your Head” is a fantastic interactive art sculpture and video installation.
Viewers lounge in a comfortable cushioned plateau nestled inside a 14 foot high smiling mouth and surrounded by a cluster of whimsical video pods which play a series of short interviews with people of all walks of life who describe their dreams… Continue reading
From elegant to bizarre add black & white, platinum and shades of gray to set the mood… Continue reading
Add a little Blu to your event with this highly skilled ensemble of characters, acrobatic, dancers, aerialists, and variety artists – all clad in our signature collection of opulent blue regalia. Continue reading
• Candy / toy / cigarette give-a-ways
• Hand balancing
• Dancing Continue reading
Our skilled visual artists create Heirloom portraits with a variety of medium…
Amazing & fun kids parties with puppets, candies, balloons, fortune telling, henna tattoos, face & body painting…
• Strange and Treacherous Comedy
• Bring laughter and joy to your guests with these wonders of physical comedy
• Personalize your party with a variety of characters and extraordinary antics
• From “uninvited party crashers,” to comic waiters or janitors, to full-production hilarious stage shows which encompass a multitude of themes
• Delight with spectacular wit!
• This brilliant Mongolian National Ensemble perform traditional and contemporary folk and urban artistry
• Musical ensembles featuring mesmerizing throat singers, horse hair fiddle, more!
• World-class contortionists
• Dance Ensembles
• Multi-media stage shows with “Edutainment” narrative
• Cultural workshops Continue reading
• Bring your Logo and Brand to life with new innovative high-impact concepts
• Be sure your clients and guests have your brand ingrained in their memories as part of your event concept
• Gregangelo & Velocity Circus specializes in creating custom dinner theatre shows to highlight your menu, theme, and entertain between courses while your guests dine.
A variety of Dance characters, performances, and dance concerts are available in any discipline and any theme…
From Anglo to Zembai, we could present any Ethnic Dance of the world.
From the tiniest subatomic particles, to the most majestic of spiraling galaxies, all elements of nature revolve. It is the first, and will be the last, story told by the universe. Continue reading
Glamorous Soprano Diva performs hair-raising classical to contemporary and techno-opera arias.
Everyone loves to play doctor and learn about the world around them from scientists!
Let our zany cast of medics and brainiacs lead your festivities…
DR. ELMO custom music & song writing
• A fantastic addition to children’s, family, and adult events!
Magician, illusionist performing tricks on rolling globe
Card magic, packet tricks, palming, coin magic, bird hat magic etc…
Your face, hands and body become the canvas for this extraordinary painting. Transform yourself into anything imaginable!
Fashion Run Away
Velocity provides dancers, models, acrobats, make up artists & characters to enhance your fashion show
• Ambient fire manipulation & dance
• Acrobatics & clowning antics
• Fire & Ice theme ensembles available
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Bring Spring time to your event any time of year with this cast of blossoming and buzzing characters.
See into the future through the eyes of these gifted fortune tellers.
Divinations may include Palm Readings, Hydromancy, Crystal Ball, Tarot, Astrology, Tea Leaf, Aura, or light-hearted comical readings. Continue reading
The Fou Fou Ha’s are character, dancer, buffoon, pranksters and an animated performance troupe extraordinaire!
With a myriad of color-filled costumes- resembling a cross between Dr. Seuss, Antique Court Jesters and fantastic Anime characters – Fou Fou Ha! adds a fantastical element to any event with their “jaw-dropping dance numbers” that mix a “Fosse precision with a Jim Henson sensibility.” Continue reading