Clown Town Workshop with Elena Day

Sundays (2): February 4th and March 18th @ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesdays: February 6th – March 20th @ 7 – 9 p.m.

Dive into red-nosed clowning with Elena Day!

This course will focus on the joyful intensity of playing. Through a series of games, exercises and observations, you will discover your brand of funny, and learn to share it directly with the audience. With the body as your guide, you will analyze your ways of moving and create your ‘clown form.’ Playing with and through this form, your clown will arrive vibrant, unique and funny!

Elena day trained at L’Ecole Jacques Lecoq and is influenced by the work of clown pedagogue and movement artist Giovanni Fusetti. Elena has appeared as multiple characters with Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba in Florida and Cirque Mechanics in Nevada, but she is based in DC and performs locally with companies like Happenstance Theater.

Early bird registration is $275. After January 15th, the course is $325. Email dayable@gmail.com to register.

Address:

Dance Exchange
7117 Maple Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912

 

Millennium Stage: Holiday Vaudeville

December 13th @ 6 p.m.

Enjoy an international and cultural holiday celebration as Cajun cellist Sean Grisson returns to host the evening of Holiday Vaudeville, combining holiday music and laughs for a memorable night. The performance features juggler Jacob D’Eustachio and the Alexandria Kleztet, a local Klezmer band that performs traditional Eastern Eurpoean/Jewish music with modern influences.

This is a free Millennium Stage performance, no tickets required. Get more information at this link.

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20566

 

 

Cirque Dreams Presents ‘Holidaze’

December 6th-8th @ 8 p.m. and December 9th @ 3 p.m.

Enjoy a family-friendly musical and circus spectacular in the the same show at Cirque Dreams Holidaze, coming to MGM National Harbor for four performances. The wide array of acts includes partner aerial acrobatics, bounce juggling, free standing ladder, rola bola,  jump-roping, clowning and much more, accompanied by live dance and musical theater with classic holiday tunes.

Get tickets now at this link.

MGM National Harbor
101 MGM National Ave.
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Sweet Spot Aerial Productions: A Circus Carol

December 16th @ 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. and December 17th @ 6 p.m.

W.T. Dickens High School has descended into holiday madness as the students and staff prepare for their extravagant holiday pageant production. Watch the characters rise above the chaos through spectacular feats of circus. Get tickets at this link.

The Theresa and Jane Lang Theater
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St. NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

 

Let Them Eat Yule Log — Holiday Circus Show

December 9th @ 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Go back to a time when powdered wigs, satin shoes and caroling were in vogue during Let Them Eat Yule Log at Mobtown Ballroom in Baltimore. The show, presented by In the Dark Circus Arts, will feature dastardly holiday feats including cyr wheel, bungee, aerial acrobatics and hand balancing. Catch the matinee or the late show by buying tickets at this link. You can also RSVP and get more information at the Facebook event link.

Mobtown Ballroom
861 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230

Aerial Workshops with Caitlyn Larsson

December 12th @ 6-9 p.m. @ Host of Sparrows

December 14th @ 6:30-9:30 p.m. @ Monarca in Flight

Join the world-traveling, multi-apparatus-dangling, genre-blending aerialist Caitlyn Larsson for exciting workshops in silks and lyra.

At Host of Sparrows, learn how to ascend in innovative, yet simple, fashion with ‘Creative Climbs and Twists’ from 6-7:30 p.m., then practice your basing technique and partner work in ‘Duo Silks’ from 7:30-9 p.m. Facebook event link.

At Monarca in Flight, sign up for ‘Circle the Bar: Dynamic Tricks and Transitions on Lyra’ from 6:30-8 p.m. and ‘Understanding the Knot: Next Level Silks’ from 8-9:30 p.m. Facebook event link.

Prerequisites: Must be able to climb, invert in the air and be willing to try new things!

Register for the Host of Sparrows workshops here and the Monarca in Flight workshops here.

Host of Sparrows Aerial Circus
Plant Zero (Studio 59)
0 E. 4th St.
Richmond, VA 23224

Monarca in Flight Aerial Arts Studio
3431-F Carlin Springs Rd.
Falls Church, VA 22041

Pole-usical 2017: Rent!

October 20th @ 8 p.m., October 21st @ 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Pole Pressure presents Pole-usical 2017, this year based on the musical Rent, incorporating acts on multiple apparatuses, but focusing chiefly on pole acrobatics. You will have three chances to catch this show. Tickets are $20 and are available at this link.

Pole Pressure Downtown DC
1322 14th St. NW, Second Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

Night at the Cabaret – A Fundraiser for Puerto Rico

October 14th @ 8 p.m.

Join your circus friends in gathering for a spectacular night of entertainment benefiting Save the Children’s Hurricane Maria Children’s Relief Fund. Enjoy a grand slate of circus acts including aerial, contortion, burlesque and singing. Buy raffle tickets for a chance to win awesome prizes like aerial and fitness classes, hula hoops and ice cream parties.

If you are unable to attend, you can still buy an absentee ticket and donate any amount you choose to this important cause.

Sponsored by EmPOWERedMD and Boss Babes Aerial.

Get tickets at this FB event link or through the Eventbrite page.

Empowered Fitness
8019 Belair Rd.
Suite #1
Baltimore, MD 21236

The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin

Fairfax: November 3rd @ 8 p.m., November 4th @ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Manassas: November 12th @ 2 p.m.

The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin will take the stage in a spectacle of acrobatics, balance, juggling, contortion and martial arts. This troupe won the Silver Clown Award at the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo in 2015, and many of its acts tour with professional circuses.

A moderated discussion with a troupe member will begin 45 minutes prior to each performance.

Get tickets to the Fairfax shows at this link and tickets to the Manassas show at this link. Half price tickets are available for children through Grade 12. On October 31, George Mason University students can get two free tickets to the Manassas show with their student ID.

GMU’s Center for the Arts
4373 Mason Pond Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Hylton Performing Arts Center
GMU’s Science and Technology Campus
10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110

The Amazing Acro Cats

October 5th/6th @ 7 p.m., October 7th @ 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., October 8th @ 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., October 9th @ 1 p.m.

The Amazing Acro-cats Featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats are a troupe of REAL performing house cats. The Acro-cats experience all started with Chief Executive Human (CEH for short) and animal trainer Samantha Martin. She has not only rescued her own pets, but also has found happy homes for over 200 homeless cats and kittens. Using the magic of clicker training (a stress-free positive reinforcement method) Samantha and the cats take their newfound amazing abilities on the road, and tour the nation’s stages in the infamous Acro-cat bus! A portion of the proceeds always benefits our mobile foster and rescue efforts. They have cats riding skateboards, jumping through hoops, and Alley, our rising star, has even leapt into the Guinness Book of World Records, holding the record for the longest cat jump!

The finale is the ONLY ALL-CAT BAND IN THE ENTIRE WORLD – Tuna and the Rock Cats! The current band lineup features Oz on guitar, Asti on drums, Nue on keyboard, and NOW some brand new members: Ahi and Albacore on cowbell and woodblocks, Buggles on trumpet, and even a chicken – Cluck Norris – rockin’ the tambourine! “I can die happy now!” an audience member has claimed after seeing the band.

We are proud to announce we will be partnered with https://novacatclinic.com/client-resources/chris-griffey-memorial-fund/ Chris Griffey Feline Memorial Fund. These funds will be used to help foster kittens at risk with veterinary services and adoption services. The funds are also used to help cat owners with financial hardships.

Get more information and tickets at this link.

Next Stop Theatre
269 Sunset Park Dr
Herndon, VA 20170.