Luckily, our weekly update doesn’t coincide with April Fools’ Day — so none of the information below harbors any (intentional) pranks or deceit. Have a truly wonderful weekend everyone!
SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO
- World Circus Day is Saturday, April 17. Help us celebrate by submitting a short video explaining why you love your favorite discipline and why you love circus. A compilation of these video submissions will debut on 4/17 on our Instagram, Facebook and YouTube pages as well as our website. All rules are explained in this Google form, where you can upload your video directly. Share the love and invite a friend to include their voice!
- Check out this week’s Feedback Loop with Artists of Note, a continuing series highlighting circus performers and producers who’ve made an impact on circus arts history and culture. This edition highlights German-born juggler Rudy Horn, whose wide array of personable talents brought him to the top of the worldwide performing circuit.
- Enjoy a wide variety of all-ages performances in Virtual Moisture Festival, the longstanding Seattle variety arts event that’s been forced online for two seasons now. Shows are April 1-3 (10:30 p.m. EST) and April 4 (7 p.m. EST). Get tickets at this link.
- Register for the Circus International Film Festival and get free links to film screenings sent to your inbox as they are released. Films will be available to view for 24 hours each day, and you can also vote for your favorites to receive awards on the festival’s final day, April 17. Categories include filmmakers under 18, documentary/performance shorts and full length productions. Register at this link. Donate to the organizers here.
Through April 4
- In the Wings aerial dance and Circus Foundry, both based in Colorado, have created A Shared Stage: Volume 1, a full-length show featuring juggling, aerial, acrobatics, clowning and more, viewable online through Sunday with sliding-scale tickets available 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.
- Acrobatic Conundrum presents their virtual show taking circus beyond the tent in Between Dreams. This production is a cross between a show and a movie, collecting the Covid-stifled thoughts and emotions of 12 circus artists in a feature-length performance. The show premieres on April 17 at 10 p.m. EST., but will be viewable for a whole month. Get tickets at this link.
April 24 & 25
- Zip Zap Circus will debut their cinematic reflection on the global pandemic through the eyes of South African youth in MOYA | An Acrobatic Art Film. Watch this stunning piece of filmmaking and movement on Saturday or Sunday. Get tickets to stream it at this link.
- Circadium‘s evening of unfinished/experimental circus acts — aka Test Flights — is available to watch at this link. Hosted by Zak McAllister, this production includes acrobatics, Chinese pole, lyra, cyr wheel and more!
- The International Jugglers’ Association is hosting a Zoom hangout and juggle jam at 1 p.m. EST. You don’t have to be an IJA member to join, just visit the Facebook event page for the link.
April 17 & 18
- Virtual AYCOfest 2021,organized by the American Youth Circus Organization, is fast approaching. Enjoy online workshop sessions and panel discussions fraught with valuable information about youth circus education and individual growth. Visit this link to view the schedule and purchase a ticket for registration.
- Enjoy an informal, socially distanced juggling hangout at the Old Town Playground near the College Park Metro station, at the intersection of Columbia and College Avenues. Parking is available on the street, or you can use the metro parking lot. Message John at email@example.com for meeting days and times.