Performing the Border: Street Light Circus

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

Local Circus Spectacular — Millennium Stage

June 26th @ 6 p.m.

In preparation for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival’s year of the circus (6/29-7/9) on the national mall, Sweet Spot Aerial Productions and Street Light Circus team up to offer you an incredible lineup of aerialists, jugglers and acrobats shedding light on the local talent of Washington, D.C.

Free show, tickets not required. You can see the full schedule of Millennium stage events at the Kennedy Center website.

2700 F Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20566

Circus District: Juggle Jam #7

June 9th @ 6-7:30 p.m.

Friday ARTnights

Throw caution to the weekend! Conquer the thrilling challenge of juggling with veteran juggler Christian Kloc. This workshop begins with a short demo, moves into some goofy warm-ups, then puts juggling props in your hands and offers pro tips to jumpstart your newfound circus habit. After practicing controlled chaos, put on a show with your fellow jugglers and get the thundering applause you deserve!

RSVP on Facebook here.

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

All ages are welcome. Equipment is provided. Wear comfortable clothes that allow relaxed movements.

$5 suggested donation – proceeds go toward tuition assistance.

About the artist:

Christian Kloc learned to juggle at age six after seeing the Flying Karamazov Brothers perform. What started as a basic trick became an obsession. Christian grew up attending juggling festivals across the country and performing at local events. After 23 years, he is still surprised and amazed by the power of that ‘basic trick’ to change lives and cause spontaneous outbursts of fun in the world.

Christian has taught juggling classes at the Trapeze School of New York – D.C. for the past two years. He has performed in circus productions at the Atlas Theatre, SAX Lounge and as part of the Art All Night celebration. Since 2015, he and his friends have been working on their urban photography project Street Light Circus to bring contemporary circus to the District through exhibits, workshops and online collaborations.

Cirque Italia’s Water Circus

April 21st to April 23rd @ Performance times vary

Cirque Italia’s Water Circus comes to Fredericksburg, Va., for six performances over the weekend. A stellar cast of handbalancers, acrobats, aerialists, wire walkers, contortionists and jugglers will wow you amidst a dazzling display of water fountains and extraordinary lighting effects.

Tickets are available at this link. If you live in Fredericksburg, be on the lookout for Cirque Italia promotional flyers that offer a code for a free child’s ticket (age 2-12).

Address:
2400 Airport Ave.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

The Pansy Craze @ Shenandoah Fringe

April 9th @ 11 a.m. and April 10th @ 6:45 p.m.

The Pansy Craze is a nostalgic look back at the queer, underground cabaret scene of the late 20’s and early 30s. Enjoy a true variety show with feats of boylesque, circus, music and sideshow, part of the Shenandoah Fringe Festival 2017. Brought to you by the Round World.

The Kettle
19 Beverley St.
Staunton, VA 24401

 

Circus District: Juggle Jam #6

April 21st @ 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Friday ARTnights 

Circus District: Juggle Jam #6

Throw caution to the weekend! Conquer the thrilling challenge of juggling with veteran juggler Christian Kloc. This workshop begins with a short demo, moves into some goofy warm-ups, then puts juggling props in your hands and offers pro tips to jump-start your newfound circus habit. After practicing controlled chaos, put on a show with your fellow jugglers and get the ‘big top’ applause you deserve!

All ages are welcome. Equipment is provided. Wear comfortable clothes that allow relaxed movements. Video Recaps: Juggle Jam #1, Juggle Jam #2

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003