Ouroboros: Dawn of the Cabaret

February 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd, March 1st and 2nd @ 7:30/8 p.m.

TBD Immersive, D.C.’s premier creator of choose-your-own-adventure, interactive theatrical experiences, is turning back the clock on its previous shows to bring you Ouroboros: Dawn of the Cabaret. Featuring their usual cast of high-brow aristocrats, circus misfits and undercover renegades, this show tells the origin story of a hidden cabaret with revolutionary motifs.

If you enjoy mysterious plot lines, pop-up circus performances and bizarre twists of fate, then this show is for you.

Get tickets at this link. Note: VIP ticket holders receive early admission to the venue and a special tour at 7:30 p.m., while regular admission is at 8 p.m.

The Whittemore House
1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Momix: Opus Cactus

January 25th @8 p.m.

Momix is a Connecticut-born dance company that blurs the lines between dance, circus and visual architecture. Drawing on the acrobatic maneuvers of partner balancing, wheel apparatuses, pole vaulting and aerial arts, their creation Opus Cactus brings to life the stark landscape of the American Southwest.

Get tickets at this link.

During the federal government shutdown, federal employees with valid government-issued ID get up to two $5 tickets per ID shown at the box office. Subject to availability.

GMU Center for the Arts
4400 University Drive, MS2F5
Fairfax, VA 22030

Big Apple Circus

February 14th – March 24th @ National Harbor

Behold the latest edition of the Big Apple Circus, featuring ringmaster Stephanie Monseu (Bindlestiff Family Cirkus), the high-flying Tunizianis and many more awe-inspiring acts including trampoline wall, horizontal juggling and freestanding ladder.

Get tickets to their afternoon or evening performances at this link.

Note: Autism friendly performances are available on 2/22 and 2/23 at 11 a.m. ‘Circus of the Senses’ — for audience members with vision or hearing impairments — will take place on 3/14 at 11 a.m.

National Harbor
165 Waterfront St.
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Chinese Warriors of Peking

October 28th @ 4 p.m.

Behold incredible acts of juggling, acrobatics, contortion, weapons manipulation, hoop diving and live stage combat at this high-intensity reenactment of China’s annual martial arts competition from the Ming Dynasty. The Chinese Warriors of Peking present visually stunning productions and have toured their slack wire act internationally with Cirque du Soleil.

Get tickets at this link.

Hylton Performing Arts Center
10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110

Active Flexibility Workshops

June 8th @ 6:30-8 p.m. (One-Time Workshop)

June 12th/19th/26th and July 3rd @ 7-8:30 p.m. (Workshop Series)

Learn how to safely increase your range of motion through a variety of exercises with instructor Jessica John. This workshop uses a dynamic warm-up sequence, soft-tissue preparation, nerve glides and muscle activation to allow you to improve muscular efficiency, build strength and heighten motor control. These exercises are geared toward aerialists, athletes, dancers, yogis and movement teachers.

You may also take advantage of a four-week Tuesday evening workshop series to enhance specific types of flexibility, including front splits (Week 1), shoulders (Week 2), middle splits (Week 3) and back (Week 4).

Register under the ‘Workshops’ tab at this link.

The Elements Center
2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW Suite 217
Washington, D.C. 20007

https://elementscenter.com/

Hand to Hand Contemporary Circus Festival

May 29th – June 3rd @ FringeArts Philadelphia

Take a road trip to Philadelphia for an incredible display of circus arts at Hand to Hand: A FringeArts Circus Festival. Find all the information and tickets at this link.

The lineup includes Montreal-based Barcode Circus Company performing Sweat & Ink, a surrealistic exploration of society’s relationship to memory and time. Their performers use cigar box juggling, Russian bar, hand to hand and aerial hoop to develop this theme and explain how our brains can remodel our recollections.

Also enjoy Circadium’s Innovations, a showcase of nine artists from the recently founded circus school in Philadelphia. They will perform 12 ensemble-based acts including hoop diving, juggling and contortion with live musical accompaniment.

At Test Flights, you’ll see some of the regions most ground-breaking circus artists workshop their new material that cross-pollinates with other art forms. Performers include Kyle Driggs and Andrea Murillo, members of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, Sasha Harrington and Andrew Adams, Nicole Burgio and more.

Don’t miss this incredible event that represents the bright future of contemporary circus!

Schedule:
May 29th
8 p.m. Innovations, Tickets $10

May 31st
8 p.m. Sweat and Ink, Tickets $15 adult, $10 12 and under

June 1st
8 p.m. Sweat and Ink, Tickets $15 adult, $10 12 and under
June 2nd
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Circus Midway (hands-on circus activities with Circadium), Free
2 p.m. Sweat and Ink, Tickets $15 adult, $10 12 and under
June 3rd
7 p.m. Test Flights, Free

FringeArts
140 N. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

LIFT Intermediate Immersion — DC Edition

June 15-17 and June 22-23 @ Dance Loft on 14

Join the LIFT School of Acrobatics team for a two-weekend immersion course in intermediate acrobatic skills including L-basing washing machines, Icarian pops, handstand training and strength and flexibility exercises. This course also helps prepare students to apply for the LIFT Teacher Apprenticeship Program.

Register for $400 before May 18th. Starting May 19th, the cost is $500. Sign up at this link. FB Event link.

Dance Loft on 14
4618 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20011

AcroLove Festival — East Coast

July 27th – 29th @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Join hundreds of acrobats for the 2018 AcroLove Festival, a three-day event including an acro tour of D.C., workshops with more than 50 supportive teachers and a Saturday night acro jam party. The 20+ classes per day on Saturday and Sunday draw from the knowledge and practice of yoga, circus, cheerleading and therapeutic movement.

Register and see the full schedule at this link.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

University of Maryland Gymkana Home Show

April 13th and 14th @ 7 p.m.

See the gymnastics troupe that has been electrifying University of Maryland’s basketball halftime shows and local school assemblies for decades at the Xfinity Center.

Gymkana will dazzle you with their trampoline flips through rings of fire, three-story high ladders held together with acrobats, handstands on towers of chairs and numerous other extraordinary displays during this two-hour show.

Get tickets at this link.

Note: Due to security regulations, all guests will be screened and only clear bags are permitted in the venue.

Xfinity Center
2740 Xfinity Center
College Park, MD 20742

TBD Immersive: Cabaret Rising

February 9th – March 4th @ Dupont Underground

Immersive theater company TBD Immersive returns with Cabaret Rising, featuring staged and ambient burlesque and circus acts set within a dystopian political future, continues this weekend and runs through March 4th. Walk the rails of Dupont Underground and discover a world of peculiar and captivating prime ministers, ghosts, jugglers and secret assassins in this two-hour production. See the full schedule and buy tickets at this link.

Dupont Underground (entrance on south side of Starbucks at 19th and Connecticut)
1500 19th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009