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
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.
8019 Belair Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21236
Sundays, monthly (9/17, 10/15, 11/26 and 12/10) @ 1-2 p.m.
Come get tangled in the trapeze with us! We work above the bar, teaching you how to use the ropes for support to create new shapes and unusual transitions. This class is for experienced dance or single-point trapeze students. Students who register for this class should be able to invert cleanly in the ropes without jumping. Ages 16+ (Drop-ins are allowed, but we recommend that students sign up for all class times since material is cumulative.) Not sure if this class is for you? Email email@example.com for more information.
View the FB event page here and register at this link.
Joe’s Movement Emporium
3309 Bunker Hill Road
Mt. Rainier, MD 20712
September 17th @ 5-7 p.m.
Injuries and weakness can impede your progression as an aerialist/acrobat so prevention and knowledge are ideal ways to keep you in the studio and inspired!
Angie Prescott PT, DPT, CMPT, CSCS has over 20 years experience in gymnastics and acrobatics and has been in the field of rehabilitation, physical therapy and sports medicine for 13 years. Her love of acrobatics and aerials has led her to become a specialist in the injuries that these athletes commonly see. Owner of ACRO Physical Therapy & Fitness, her goal is to “inspire individuality” by providing evidence-based treatment and information so that her patients and clients can pursue their life and fitness goals without limitation or pain.
In this seminar, Angie will be discussing the core, upper back and shoulders. Participants will be given an overview of basic anatomy, normal function and common injuries that an aerialist/acrobat needs to watch out for. Beyond that – the class involves significant audience participation as there will be a strengthening and stretching program reviewed and provided with the goal of minimizing your injury risk and progressing your training.
Purchase tickets to the workshop at this link.
861 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230
August 26th – October 22nd (Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day) @ 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Rain or Shine
If you’ve spent your summer pining for hot apple dumplings and smoked turkey legs, outdoor Shakespeare and harrowing sword swallowing, live glassblowing and handmade tapestries, your wait is finally over! The Maryland Renaissance Festival will fill the void of extravagant costumes, beer steins and jousting in your life, and then some!
Get one-day tickets or season passes at this link.
Circus performers at this year’s festival include sword swallower Johnny Fox (in his 37th season!), Hoop Enchantress Erin Jeannier, comedy jugglers London Broil, extreme stunt performers The Danger Committee, Hilby the Skinny German Juggle Boy, mime Cybelle Pomeroy, aerial silks artist Elisabeth Herman, flea circus manager James Frank, Chicago-born juggler Jeffrey Daymont, the bendy (and balanced) duo of Acrobatrix, and street magician Todd A. Brown.
1821 Crownsville Rd.
Crownsville, MD 21032
September 3rd @ 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Rope material of Emiliano Ron is focused on dynamic movement, such as beats, tempos and releases; and power movement requiring coordinated core strength. Many of the movements are unique and Emiliano is a leading contributor to the art of Corde Lisse. During the course, Emiliano will provide ample demonstration physically in addition to verbal instruction correction. There will be multiple ropes available at the course, lots of opportunity for one-on-one instruction from Emiliano and also plenty of time to practice the movements on your own.
Check out Emiliano’s amazing rope routine here, and sign up for the workshop at this link.
Monarca in Flight
3431-F Carlin Springs Road
Falls Church, VA 22041
August 16th-20th @ Eagle Bank Arena and August 23rd-27th @ Royal Farms Arena
Dive into a world of fabulously bendy and acrobatic bugs in OVO, Cirque du Soleil’s show about ‘biodiversity, beauty, action and moments of quiet emotion.’ The cast of characters takes a wild turn when they discover a mysterious egg and must divine what it means about the cycle of their lives. Crickets, fleas, spiders and ants will astound you like never before.
Get tickets to either location at this link.
Eagle Bank Arena
4500 Patriot Circle
Fairfax, VA 22030
Royal Farms Arena
201 W. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Photo by Dani Pierce Steuber for Street Light Circus
Aug. 5th @ 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and Aug. 6th @ 5 p.m.
Aerial and circus artists take audiences on a journey as they explore expectations of gender and sexual identity. Through amazing performances that will captivate and inspire, the artists demonstrate the power of accepting and embracing their true selves. Brought to you by Sweet Spot Aerial Productions.
Tickets are available at this link.
The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St. NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
June 23rd/24th @ 8 p.m. and June 25th @ 3 p.m.
In Air(realist), veteran fliers Jayne Bernasconi and Kirsty Little use aerial feats, visual projections and metaphor to celebrate and enlighten human expression. With more than 45 years of work between them, Bernasconi and Little deliver a series of vignettes to pull out the deeper layers of time, space and altered states of mind as they soar over your heads to contemplate the artistry of an Air(realist). Tickets
Baltimore Theatre Project
45 W. Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
June 17th @ 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
How can circus performance redefine a space and explore the borders drawn between one neighborhood and another, between artist and viewer, between humans and buildings? See a collection of local artists grappling with the notion of borders and barriers at Performing the Border’s Opening Reception, presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art. The reception is free and open to the public, and will feature live aerial, juggling and handstand performances by Street Light Circus throughout the exhibit.
Find out more at this link.
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20016