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Circus Fans – Come Celebrate World Circus Day ~ Washington DC

[Translate] FROM SMITHSONIAN BLOG! 2017 FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL, CIRCUS ARTS, COMMUNITY, WORK LIFE Happy World Circus Day! This year’s theme is collaboration and cooperation for the future of circus, making today an ideal opportunity to announce our Circus Arts program at Read the full article…

Circus Dramaturgy Panel Discussion @ NYU Skirball Center

[Translate] Circus Dramaturgy – A Panel Discussion with Shana Carroll (7 Fingers) Lorenzo Pisoni (CircusKid) and Cecil McKinnon (Circus Flora) Part of the 7Fingers production of “Cuisine & Confession” performance presented at NYU Skirball Center on April 13th, 2017. ~ Read the full article…

Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus – A Clown Goodbye!

[Translate] Traditions help create memories. Traditions help impart our life values to our children. Traditions help give children a sense of identity. Traditions help create a sense of belonging. Traditions offer a sense of security. Last week I had the Read the full article…

“Cuisine & Confessions” – Les 7 Doigts de la Main

[Translate] “Cuisine & Confessions” – Les 7 Doigts de la Main Energy and beauty bound together with food! What a great evening of movement theater. Les 7 Doigts, the company behind the Tony Award-winning Pippin brings all their amazing skills Read the full article…

Joel Jeske – Lessons in Comedy Performance!

[Translate] I usually don’t use this space to promote events, BUT this one is SPECIAL! Joel Jeske is teaching a class in ‘Comedy Performance.’ I sat down with Joel yesterday, and he mapped out the classes and what he would Read the full article…

Clown Documentary for American Theater Wing

[Translate] Directed by Margarita Jimeno. This delightful documentary shares the love of clown from the perspective of Clowns! Slava Polunin(Snow Show), David Shiner(Old Hats), Joel Jeske(Big Apple Circus), and Brent Mcbeth(Big Apple Circus) discuss clowning with wonderful footage of their performances. Read the full article…

Ward Hall reflects on “The Greatest Show on Earth”

[Translate] (Originally published at WLRN.org on Feb 8th, 2017) This week on Florida Matters we’re talking about the end of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The circus has a long rich history and a colorful past full Read the full article…

“Circus Kid” – A video interview with director Lorenzo Pisoni

[Translate] A new documentary film directed by Lorenzo Pisoni. CIRCUS KID After watching the film at DocNYC I had to find out more about this wonderful, heartfelt documentary that Larry Pisoni’s son Lorenzo made about his experiences growing up in Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals interview – “Mother Africa”

[Translate] Vaudevisuals interview with ‘Mother Africa’. Comedian Matt Roper interviews ‘Mother Africa’ vocalist backstage Do you miss the Big Apple Circus? Well head on over to the New Victory Theater for this amazingly uplifting circus show from Africa. Here is Read the full article…

IN/SIGHTS – Big Apple Circus Clowns

[Translate] Big Apple Circus Clowns “1987 – Big Apple Circus Clowns. This shot encompasses the wonder of clowns’ first contact with the audience: hope, innocence, vulnerability, and impending mayhem.” ~ ~ Paul Binder – CoFounder of The Big Apple Circus Read the full article…