We’ve got plenty of exciting circus developments below for your reading, learning and viewing pleasure. Have an in-person or virtual event coming up? Submit it on our website.
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- Why do you love circus? This is the question we’re answering in our upcoming video compilation for World Circus Day on April 17. Use your phone to film a 30-second video answering this question so we can include it in the compilation, which will appear on our Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. All the tools for submission are in this Google form.
- This week’s Feedback Loop presents Lottie’s insightful book review of Artistes of Color by Steve Ward. This book, published recently by Modern Vaudeville Press, documents the multifaceted experiences of circus performers of African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and South American descent in the Victorian Era (1837-1901). Is it worth the read? Get the scoop here.
- Register for the Circus International Film Festival for free links to film screenings sent to your inbox as they are released. Films will be available to view for 24 hours each day. Register at this link. Donate to the organizers here.
Through April 12
- Les 7 Doigts de la Main‘s virtual show En Panne (Out of Order) is viewable online at this link. This beautiful work of cinematography was filmed in the heights of the pandemic, as artists reflect on what their creativity and accomplishments mean in this era.
- 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.
- The creations of the 48 Hour Puppet Film Project will be screened for your entertainment. Puppeteers are working this weekend to create their 2- to 4-minute films from various prompts. Visit this link for more information.
- Urban Evolution in Alexandria is offering a two-hour workshop in aerial silks routine creation at 10:30 a.m. Whether you are creating a new piece, have a work in progress, or want to hone an existing routine, all are welcome! Spots are still available, so sign up at this 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.
- Fearless Fire founder Thomas Santiago will be running three fire-eating workshops, from beginner to advanced, in Baltimore. These workshops will be run according to the latest CDC guidelines and Covid-19 statistics in the area. Get more information and register at the Facebook event page.