This Week — 14 May 2021

Halfway through the month, there are still plenty of opportunities to see talented circus artists, attend chock-full virtual festivals, and claim a piece of ‘cirkus’ history. Check it out below!


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  • Hear my take on the children’s book The Circus Ship in this week’s book review. Based (loosely) on the true story of a steamboat disaster off the coast of Maine in 1836, this light-hearted retelling features the words and illustrations of Chris Van Dusen.


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  • The Zoom Circus Show that Goes Wrong This is a cinematic, musical, cirque-tastic celebration of all the inevitable follies of Internet circus productions. Featuring a wide range of talented circus performers filming acts to an original soundtrack, this show will have you laughing and awe-inspired at just how spectacular our virtual mishaps can be. This is a pre-recorded show with a live emcee, starting at 8 p.m. EDT. Get tickets at this link.



May 22-23

  • Triforce Flow Online is a collaboration of three major flow festivals to create a one-of-a-kind virtual event. Create an avatar and roam the online map to take workshops, watch the showcase, and catch up with friends in groups or one-on-one. Get tickets at this link.

June 4-6

  • Club Fest 2 is bringing you another virtual festival jam-packed with workshops, shows, panels and head-to-head club juggling battles. All are welcome to join this event, organized by Club Motion Juggling, which has cultivated a truly worldwide community of club jugglers. RSVP at the Facebook event page, where you will see an updated schedule and show line-up soon.


Art courtesy of Pedro Ribeiro Simões. By Amadeu de Souza Cardoso (1887 – 1918). Title Unknown (Clown, Horse, Salamander)(1911)