Hodge podge blog post! Hodge podge blog post!
Warning to all ye who enter here: this blog post is a hodge podge blog post! It has no through line, theme or unifying features. Its just all the random stuff that’s going on. People come and go so quickly in the summer . . . it’s easy to miss out on the scoop. So here it is, the word(s) on the street:
- Our dear Kevin and Nobu are joining the cast of Queen of the Night. It’s no surprise that with their fierce skills they would get scooped up by some big show. How wonderful that the show is in NYC and we can go see them in all their handstanding and contorting glory!
- The Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival happened last weekend. In just its second year, CCCF has already made a big mark on circus in the U.S. CCCF features American and international circus productions, both large and small. There are classes with visiting artists and seminars on everything from auditioning skills to the benefits of social circus. If you can go next year: do. Not only is it a chance to see awesome work, it’s also a chance to see what is going on in the rest of the country. Everyone is there: circus artists, enthusiasts, academics, producers and fans. If you’re a lover of circus, you’d be a fool to miss it. chicagocircusfest.com
- You may have heard of Ecole Nationale de Cirque (ENC). It’s that fancy circus school in Montreal right next to the Cirque du Soleil headquarters. The kids there work HARD. And you can see the product of their labors on the ENC website. Each year, the school posts clips of the students’ final performance. So, if you’re on summer vacay and can’t get to AANYC to train, maybe spend an hour getting inspired? ecolenationaledecirque.ca
- Speaking of inspired . . . AANYC’s intensive workshops are in full swing. The students will present their acts on Saturday, July 25. Mark your calendars now!
I hope everyone is having a great summer so far. Wear sunscreen. Drink water. Make good choices. And we’ll see you at the school soon!
By Circus Susie