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

February 22 – March 15, 2020
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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.

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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 or contact Stephanie Greenspan PT, DPT, OCS, NCS at

Circus Movement & Injury Research

Instagram: @circus_research

Facebook: @circusresearch

KAC Artist In Residence Presents Miss American Dream Show!

January 24 – February 2, 2020
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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
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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 or call our office at 510-444-4800 to find the perfect class!