This Week — 28 May 2021

In the next month, you’ve got plenty of opportunities to support new circus school grads, BIPOC circus artists, lifetime educators and queer clowns in continuing to do their life-changing work. How, you ask? Just read on…




May 29

  • The Zoom Circus Show that Goes Wrong is a cinematic, musical celebration of all the inevitable follies of Internet circus productions, including a wide range of talented performers filming acts to an original soundtrack. This is a pre-recorded show with a live emcee, starting at 8 p.m. EDT. Get tickets at this link.

June 1

June 7

  • Enjoy a variety show filled with laughter and tears at Show Teachers the Love! Ticket sales from this show benefit the Academy for Teachers, and K-12 educators can enjoy the show free of charge. Performers include Gandini Juggling, tap dancer Ayodele Casel, comedian Mike Birbiglia and more. The show starts at 6 p.m. EDT. Get tickets at this link.


June 3-13


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. You can even submit your creative club-based art to their art show (see Submit Your Work below). RSVP at the Facebook event page, where you will see an updated schedule and show line-up soon.

June 17

  • Dance Place presents Gaze, a five-day virtual festival highlighting local and national LGBTQIA+ artists and companies running June 16-21. On June 17 at 5 p.m., watch Creep Cuts perform their piece FREEZE RESPONSE, which draws from the indecision and purposelessness of the global pandemic to reveal a surrealist, anti-fascist work of clowning. This performance uses dada drag, queer social media diatribes, original electronic music and sketch comedy to create a fever dream of rebellious imagination. Watch for free at this link. This show will stream through June 28 at

July 12-18

  • Join hundreds of jugglers from around the world at the IJA Online Festival 2021, featuring shows, workshops, panel discussions, a prop raffle and much more. Last year’s online festival revealed just how fun and far-reaching a virtual juggling event can be. RSVP at the Facebook event page.

July 23-25



  • Club Fest 2 is looking for artists to submit their juggling club-based artwork to their Art Show, with a virtual viewing during this online festival June 4-6. Fill out this application to submit your art. Paintings, sculpture, glass, drawing, ceramics and more are all accepted.

Photo by Bruce Tuten © 2009