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CURATED: A Not-So-Still-Life Circus 2020

February 22 – March 15, 2020
For Advanced Tickets (with tiered pricing), visit: https://curated.brownpapertickets.com

Kinetic Arts Center’s pre-professional performers, CIRCUS SPIRE, take you to the museum with their custom blend of circus, physical theater, aerial excellence, in 2020’s CURATEDA Not-So-Still Life Circus!

Who gets to make art? Who gets to see art? Who decides which art is important? In this museum, the answer to all three is EVERYONE!

Visit a world of fantastical art with Kinetic Arts Center’s Circus Spire in CURATED: A Not-So-Still-Life Circus. In this museum, the works of art spring to life and delight audiences with their aerial skills, acrobatics, juggling, and physical theater. You are invited to walk into their world of expression, performance, art, history, and above all, circus. Families are welcomed to watch this one-of-a-kind museum come to life! Featuring Circus Spire in a performance conceived and directed by Abigail Baird.

Circus Spire is Kinetic Arts Center’s signature pre-professional circus arts training program. Now in its 11th season, CURATED is the latest installment in our ever-popular annual spring performances featuring our Circus Spire performers.

For tickets & information, visit https://curated.brownpapertickets.com

Seeking Pre-Professional and Professional Circus Artists for Circus Injury Study

Stephanie Greenspan of Circus Injury Research is looking for Pre-professional (6+ hours training/week & 2+ shows/year) and Professional circus artists ages 13 and up for a research study about injuries in circus artists. We hope to learn more about what injuries occur with different types of circus training and how often in order to work towards better strategies for preventing injuries and keeping circus artists healthy.

The commitment for participation in the study is one year and includes the following:

  • Completing a medical and training history form.
  • An initial screening: 1-hour physical therapy exam of posture, strength, flexibility, joint motion, and balance.
  • Completing an online log of your circus training each week for one year (If you complete the study we will offer you a summary of this information & a $50 Amazon gift card as a thank you).
  • A 20-30 minute physical therapy exam for any circus-related injuries that occur over the year.

For more info go to circusresearch.org/research or contact Stephanie Greenspan PT, DPT, OCS, NCS at sgreenspan@samuelmerritt.edu.

Circus Movement & Injury Research

Instagram: @circus_research

Facebook: @circusresearch

KAC Artist In Residence Presents Miss American Dream Show!

January 24 – February 2, 2020
To purchase tickets, visit
https://missamericandreamshow.bpt.me

WARNING: Miss American Dream Show contains references to racism, gun violence, and sexual situations. Audience discretion is advised.
Blanca Fiberton is The Miss American Dream Show. Taxes, infomercials,
and snacks. Everything America loves, Fiberton serves it up with satire and physical comedy. Remember when television was educational after school? Start to learn again with Miss American Dream. You won’t even want to tune out for the ads!

Written and performed by Sierra Camille, The Miss American Dream show was birthed in a San Francisco basement and has traveled up and down the west coast for the past year. This is the show that completes Sierra’s Artist in Residence program at Kinetic Arts Center in Oakland, CA and the show is once again hot off the press!

When: Friday, January 24 to Sunday, February 2, 2020

Fridays: 8pm
Saturdays: 4pm and 8pm
Sundays: 3pm

Talkbacks will be held with the cast after each Friday and Saturday performance.

Ticket Prices:  $20 in Advance, $25 at the door
To purchase tickets, visit https://missamericandreamshow.bpt.me

Spring 2020!

Classes & Camps Are Enrolling Now!

We are thrilled to announce our Spring 2020 class line up! We are now accepting registration for our rolling enrollment and performance classes for the coming season. Space is limited – so register early!

You can see our most up-to-date class offerings HERE.

Email us at info@kineticartscenter.com or call our office at 510-444-4800 to find the perfect class!

Circus Nonsense Takes Home TWO TBA Awards!

November 4, 2019

Kinetic Arts Productions’ Artists-in-Residence picked up two Theatre Bay Area awards for Circus Nonsense (April 4 – 14, 2019). Many congratulations to the cast and artists who worked to bring this show to the stage on receiving awards for Outstanding Ensemble of a Specialty Production and Outstanding Specialty Production!

We are so thrilled to have been able to work with Kelsey Custard, Oriana Doria-Quesada, Carlo Gentile, Gianluca Gentile, Gioia Gentile, Giulia Gentile, Giusi Gentile, Orlene Gentile, Katja Orlow-Ornstein, Suzanne Santos through our Artist-in-Residence program.

KAC is a Top 4 Performing Arts Spot in Oakland!

Kinetic Arts Center was recently listed as a Top 4 Performing Arts Spot in Oakland in Hoodline’s September 26, 2019 article – read it here! We are honored to have been included!

Speaking of performing arts… did you know that we have an ALL-NEW show opening on November 9, 2019? Beyond The Ring is Kinetic Arts Productions’ latest wholly original show featuring professional performers. Get your tickets HERE!

Now Accepting Applications For Artists-in-Residence for 2020!

We are thrilled to be accepting applications for our Artists-in-Residence for 2020! You can find all of the detailed information HERE!

Download the Print Friendly PDF:
Artist in Residence, Kinetic Arts Center 2020

Submission Deadline Is Fast Approaching!
Applications will be accepted either electronically or via hard copy until Sept 7, 2019. Awards will be announced by the end of the week of Sept 14, 2019.

Fall 2019 Schedule Released!

We are thrilled to announce the release of our Fall 2019 class schedule!
See our Fall 2019 class offering HERE!

We have Drop-In Classes that feature rolling enrollment (start and stop at any time!), Performance Classes that culminate in a season-ending show (under lights!), and NEW! Session-Based Classes for students who want to develop their circus skills through consistent training.

Call us at 510-444-4800 or email us at info@kineticartscenter.com for class recommendations and enrollment!

We Are Going To France This Summer! Come With Us!

Kinetic Arts Center is thrilled to announce our Summer Circus 2019 program in partnership with l’École Nationale de Cirque de Châtellerault – France! Enrollment is limited to fourteen (14) intermediate to advanced level students (ages 13-18 years). Please read more about our program in the document link below!

Click here for more information!
FRANCE Summer Circus 2019

Not only will our program participants receive five (5) days of training at l’École Nationale de Cirque de Châtellerault, they will have two nights in Paris before heading south for a week of learning that has been created especially for Kinetic Arts Center. Email Michelle Post (michelle@kineticartscenter.com) with any questions or to reserve your spot!