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.
165 Waterfront St.
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
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
February 23rd @ 8 p.m. and February 24th @ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Contemporary dance ensemble Diavolo uses “architecture in motion” to explore the relationship between the human body and its environment. L.O.S.T., or Losing One’s Self Temporarily, uses meticulously designed structures to explore, in two parts, what divides and unites us as we traverse through our daily lives.
Diavolo’s company incorporates elements of partner balancing, parkour and engineering to create living, breathing sculptures that are built up and deconstructed throughout the performance.
Get tickets at this link.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20566
February 24th @ 7 p.m. (5:30 p.m. doors) and February 25th @ 2 p.m. (1 p.m. doors)
In the Dark Circus Arts is proud to present their student showcase, “A Dark Winter’s Circus.’ Their courageous students will embrace the darkness of the season with a tribute to things that go bump in the night, along with things that chill and invoke fright. Students will perform amazing acts on the aerial fabrics, lyra, trapeze, sling and strappy loops. Come out and and see how Baltimore’s most fun and fascinating group of people spend their recreational time!
Enjoy a full bar at the venue prior to the performance.
The shows are currently sold out, but you can try posting in the discussion section of the Facebook Event Page to see if anyone has a spare ticket!
861 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21230
February 25th @ 3:30 p.m.
In a poetic blend of circus and performance art, seven artists use dazzling stunts to convey the real-world theatrics women face in the quest for equality. Featuring a cast of six strong female leads and some male eye candy, Hysterical shares stories of women’s opinions, nerves, and naked ambition.
Buy tickets at this link.
Content information: Swearing or coarse language – rare or mild, Sexual content – rare or mild. Best suited to age 13+.
About Alter Circus
Alter Circus is a feminist company, which uses contemporary circus and performance art as vehicles to challenge gender norms and celebrate the rebellious spirit, strength, and grace of women. The company’s founder and director, Jessica John, rejects narrative structure as a primary humanizing device and allows virtuosity to flourish alongside Alter’s compelling visuals.
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St. NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
7117 Maple Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912