This Week – 10 July 2021

While we’re still basking in the glow of a victory for one of the nation’s most promising athletic, academic and circus-tastic youth, let’s look forward to next week’s Virtual IJA Festival, and behold the many local and internet-born offerings on the menu this week.




July 12-18

The Virtual IJA Festival runs all next week. Many events will be free of charge. For the full experience, join the IJA at this link. Here’s a quick summary of what this amazing week has to offer:

See the full schedule at this link.

You can still sign up to teach a workshop here — there is plenty of space in the schedule for your expertise!


  • Celebrate physical theater expert Dody DiSanto’s ‘long-awaited return to spatial reality’ with the arrival of her upcoming workshops at The Center for Movement Theatre in Northwest DC, including Rebuilding the Body (July 26-August 30), Clown 2: get inside the ruckus! (August 7 & 8), Comprehensive 1 Program (September 13-November 29) and Clown Weekend (September 18 & 19). Register at this link.


July 10-18

  • Les Canons du Cirque: Duels dans la Ville is an extreme spectacle based around five ‘confrontations’ among circus artists filmed in Montréal. To watch these cinematic films and vote for the ‘winner’ of each battle, visit the Montréal Complétement Cirque Facebook page.



July 10 – August 8

July 15

  • The Fairfax Jugglers will are meeting on Thursdays from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Key Intermediate School Cafeteria (6402 Franconia Rd., Springfield, VA). All are welcome to join this fun and casual juggling meet-up, happening every Thursday that Fairfax County Schools are hosting evening activities. They will likely start the evening outdoors in nice weather, then migrate indoors to the school gym. Check out this map for specific location information.

July 17

  • Irresistible Revolution: The Seeds We Sow is a full day event at the Olde City Garden in Northeast DC, offering space for BIQOC and LGBTQIA+ movement and flow artists to breathe, reflect and grow together. The day will include panels, performances, open mics, yoga, live art installations, and a Sunset & Chill jam (pending a fire permit). Find out more about this event and RSVP hereYou can also sign up to volunteer at this link. Remember that this event is designed to allow marginalized groups to speak their truth, process pain, heal and cultivate a space of joy and healing. Those seeking allyship and solidarity in this movement are most welcome.


July 23-25

July 30-August 7

  • Enjoy the Virtual Aerial Dance Festival, with workshops in aerial theory, dance, juggling, flexibility, creativity, pilates, improvisation, burlesque and more. There will also be panel discussions on a variety of topics including aging in aerial arts, implicit bias of BIPOCs in entertainment, intersectionality in aerial dance and circus, and aerial and motherhood. Register at this link.

Photo by M.V. Jantzen © 2021.