This weekend, you can glean wisdom from street performers, burlesque artists and more! Read on…
- Burlesque artists quickly embraced online platforms after the shutdown in 2020. But with venues for live entertainment struggling to stay afloat, rebuilding havens for burlesque performance will be tough. Read about burlesque artist Moscato Extatique in Dispatch from Seattle, Part Three.
- Hear from expert street performer Cate Great at 3 p.m. EST during Encouragable Rogue’s web series Whining On, which interviews modern street performers to gather their stories and insights. This edition will be streamed live on YouTube here.
- Help a group of young circus artists in Uganda by donating to their GoFundMe campaign, which will assist them in buying food and other essentials after their shows were cancelled this year. This host of the campaign is in Italy because GoFundMe is not available in Uganda. These talented acrobats and jugglers recently appeared in the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus open stage and have incredible skills like this head-to-head balance while walking up steps!
- Enjoy a line-up of burlesque acts honoring the memory of burlesque superstar Marinka in For the Love of Marinka. The show begins at 8 p.m. EST and tickets are available at a sliding scale, suggested $10-20. Get tickets at this link.
- Cirque Us presents a live stream of their 2017 show DreamCycle at 7 p.m. EST to benefit the Sellam Circus School in Maine. Visit this link for tickets.
- 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 presents 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.
- 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.
- Applications for microgrants to support U.S. circus artists of color are now open through August 2021. Connecting Circus Artists Around the World (CSAW) has all of the information you need to apply on their website.
- 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.