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- Dispatch from Seattle, Part Four brings you the story of Beverly Sobelman, who owns and operates the aerial studio Versatile Arts. Find out how she made it through the past year, and check out Versatile Arts retrospective of Silver Foxes (a show featuring aerial performers of a certain age) tomorrow (3/13) at 9 p.m. EST.
- Will juggling become an Olympic sport? That’s the question behind a recent Inverse article discussing Jason Garfield’s campaign to elevate sport juggling to a global competitive stage. Read the article at this link.
- Bindlestiff Family Cirkus presents Open Stage Quarantine Edition: Season 3 at 8 p.m. EST on Facebook and YouTube. Want to perform in future editions of this weekly show? Fill out their act submission form at this link.
- The 7 Fingers will air their show Out of Order, with showtimes at 10:30 p.m. (3/18-20) and 3 p.m. (3/21) EST. This production was created in the throes of lockdown, using theatricality and acrobatics to express the strife and hope of the present times. Get tickets at this link.
- Peek into a world of creativity in Buffering… Inner Monologues in Process, which highlights the works-in-progress of several aerialists in various stages of act creation. The virtual show begins at 7 p.m. EST. Registration is free, but tips to support the artists are encouraged. Get a virtual pass at this link.
- Circadium will host an evening of unfinished/experimental circus acts in Test Flights, emceed by Circadium graduate Zak McAllister. Links to watch the show will be posted soon on their website.
- Kathryn Carr is teaching an upcoming juggling workshop through the Creative Alliance in Baltimore. Visit this link to learn more and register for the class, which runs from March 28 to April 18 and will be held in-person with social distancing in Patterson Park on Sundays at 11 a.m.
- Students ages 10-17 can now apply for the Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour InTENTsive, which runs for eight weeks from June 19 to mid-August. This opportunity enables students to become colleagues with camp leaders in designing, building and producing a complete circus show. Applications are due March 22. Visit this link to apply and get more details. No accepted students are denied participation because of financial need, as scholarships are available.
- Bindlestiff Family Cirkus is offering their tenth annual First of May Awards, which provide creation and residency grants for circus artists. This year’s award will allow one recipient to enjoy a residency at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, with 2-3 weeks of creation time for up to 14 people. Applications are due April 1. Get more information and apply at this link.
- Circus artists Jean Carlos Claudio and Raquel Torre of Circo La Vuelta are building a circus and movement space in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. Their fundraiser will help them purchase aerial equipment and allow them to better serve the heavily Puerto Rican and Hispanic population in the community. Donate to the cause at this link.