Author Archives Circus Now

  • Circus Now’s Adam Woolley recently hosted a panel discussion, coordinated by US Aerial regarding the role that competition plays in circus arts. Panelists included: Tami Joy Schlichter of US Aerial, Samuel Roy, Talent Scout at Cirque du Soleil, Rebecca Starr, Shayna Swanson, Elsie Smith, Jessica Piekos and Greg Kennedy The US Aerial competition is taking place this weekend in NYC. […]

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  • It’s hard to believe that Circus Now will only be 3 years old in the Fall of 2016, with only a year and a half as an official 501c3. With the enthusiastic support of over 70 volunteers, countless hours, donations, memberships, and an overwhelming willingness of the community to step in, we, the collective Circus […]

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  • For the second year in a row, in conjunction with NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, Circus Now is proud to host “Circus Now: International Contemporary Circus Exposure 2016” (CN-ICE), a showcase of US and international circus artistry, from January 14-16th, 2016. For three nights, six internationally-recognized circus companies will perform excerpts of their full-length works to an audience of theater presenters […]

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  • Nancy Smith has literally written the book on aerial dance. As Founder and Creative Director of Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance, she leads her company in conceptualizing original work and nurturing new artists. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Frequent Flyers® has spent 26 years stunning over 160,000 audience members and elevating 14,000 students. Each Frequent Flyers® performance […]

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  • FEBRUARY PROVOCATIONS   CirqueTheory:   Who Goes to the Circus- And Why? What “types” of audiences does circus draw? Do circus-goers vary from region to region? Is the audience for theatre and dance the same as for circus? What does an audience anticipate when you call a show “circus?” Have you ever presented work that challenged […]

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  • In early January, Circus Now joined 3,500 performing arts professionals at the American Performing Arts Presenters Conference (APAP) in New York City. Innovators in music, dance, and theater congregated together over five days to share their knowledge through panel discussions, professional development forums, showcases of artistic work, and more. The largest assembly of arts professionals […]

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