The Story Behind

Masks International Show

Masks International Show, known as M.I.S., is a not-for-profit organization based in Calgary which creates vivid theatrical shows inspired by the famous Carnival of Venice.

The unique aspect of each production is that all performers wear exquisite handcrafted masks and elaborately designed costumes using wearable fabric technologies.

Moreover, each production combines various dance styles, circus elements and compelling storyline influenced by the world's cultural diversity.

Established in Calgary, AB, Canada, M.I.S. produced its first full production called “Vizard Show” in June, 2016, which received an overwhelmingly positive response from the Calgary Arts Community, as well as media.

Transforming Alberta Through

Performing Arts

Our

Mission

Our mission is to promote Multiculturalism, folk and ethnic cultures, things which unite different nations and people. We give an opportunity to local artists and dancers to express their creative talents through performing arts.

We want to create an organization which will help to promote Calgary not only as a production and oil capital of Canada, but as a cultural centre.

Community

Involvement

Masks International Show has partnerships with many local and national not-for-profit and charity organizations to help them raise funds and awareness.

M.I.S. is a proud supporter of YYCharity, True Beauty Foundation, Canadian Transplant Association Alberta Division (CTA), A Million Words For Children, Haling Families Handle Cancer Foundation and many others.

Masks International Show

Founders

  • Olga Sem
    Olga Sem CEO, FOUNDER, MASKS CREATOR

    “Welcome to an exciting world of fairy tales, riddles, feasts and infinite beauty of performing arts”

  • Galina Busova
    Galina Busova ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER

    “Welcome to the world of masks, music, and dancing. As a choreographer, I am listening to each story and translating it to the language of dance and movement.”