Expression in Circus Performance

I was editing footage of my double hammocks act to submit for a show, and I found a video of my last performance on that apparatus from about a year ago.  It was 3 weeks after I had been in a massive car accident that I was incredibly fortunate to walk away from, but still…

Uncle Junior Benefit, Tourettes without Regrets, and SempreVerde

Collaboration pushes us outside of our comfort zone.  Here are some highlights from some 2015 projects so far. In late April, Angela Chu and I premiered our Aerial Globe Duet at Beyond, a benefit for the Uncle Junior Project.  This act is 2 years in the making! We first began designing the apparatus with our…

Safety in Circus

As circus rises to the mainstream, gracing all manner of venue from backyard birthdays to the grandest of stages, it is easy to lose sight of one of the core reasons that what we do is so interesting:  risk.  Do you remember the first time you saw a contortionist bend her back flat in half?…

The Importance of Good Staging

When planning a special event and incorporating either ambient or featured entertainment, staging is a vital component of your event’s success.  Without proper lighting, audio, timing, and spacing, even the best circus acts will make less of an impact on your guests. Put yourself in a guest’s shoes.  Maybe you’ve never been at an event…