Author Archives Circus Now

  • 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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  • Our first webinar left many of us buzzing in conversation and with several questions to explore, so we are going in for round 2 on Sunday, February 15 at 4pm PST / 7pm EST. We will delve into some expanded topics aimed at establishing yourself as a well-rounded artist. Will you decide to quit or keep the day job? How […]

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  • As part of our ongoing webinar series, we invite you to join us Sunday, December 7 at 4pm PST / 7pm EST for Taking the Leap: Lessons from Professional Performers on Going Pro, the first of a collection of conversations with circus professionals about the realities of their jobs and lives.   REGISTER HERE   During Taking the Leap, Mick […]

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  • On October 13th our Operations Director, Ashley Miglini, attended the Grantmakers in the Arts conference down in Houston, TX. Circus Now was invited to attend by Kim Cook, of the Arts Council of New Orleans. Remember when we announced that they were the first in the US to offer a grant in the category of circus […]

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