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Kinetic Arts Center’s Workshops

Kinetic Arts Center accepts workshop proposals year-round from resident and visiting teaching artists. There is something for everybody at every skill level. Perhaps you need a little inspiration to refine an act you’ve been working on FOREVER. Or, maybe you have been trying to summon the courage to register for one of our classes but you have felt a bit uncertain. Whether beginner or professional, you will find an enriching circus experience at Kinetic Arts Center!

Summer 2021 Workshops

June 15 – August 10, 2021 – Nine (9) Meetings
Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7 pm
 
Recommended donation: $50 – $200 (total for the nine meeting session)
No one will be turned away due to a lack of funds.
 
As we hopefully near the end of the COVID crisis, most of us are feeling a great urge to go back, back to normal, back to the way things were, back to our lives. As much as we miss the things we’ve lost, going back would waste this crisis. Now is a perfect time to look forward to new dreams for ourselves, to the circus world we want to create and work in, to the communities we want to join and build, and to create the world we want to live in. This series will be a chance for a group of circus performers to look forward, together.

Jeff Raz will facilitate discussions about big ideas, like building a circus community, as well as practical skills, like prioritizing what gigs to pursue. Bring your hopes and dreams for your career and for the circus world, bring your fears and questions, too.

Every participant will get a copy of Jeff’s book “The Secret Life of Clowns” and there will be some short reading assignments from the book as well as some light research into current and past circus performers and organizations.


With Evan Tomlinson Weintraub
July 18 – August 8, 2021 (4 meetings)
Tuition: $235

Youth 8+/Teen, Beg.+/Int.:
Sundays, 3 – 5 pm
Older Teen 15+/Adult, All Levels: Sundays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
 
We are thrilled to offer this pair of limited series Hoop Diving classes this summer! The only prerequisite is that students come to class already knowing how to execute a dive roll.
 
Having worked in circus and theater for the past 16 years, Evan Tomlinson Weintraub understands what it takes to craft and perform intriguing and captivating circus for stages ranging from local outdoor festivals to the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. He is an alumnus from the San Francisco Youth Circus, has a bachelor’s degree in Theater from Colgate University, and is a graduate from the National Circus School in Montreal. Evan has worked internationally with Cirque du Soleil, appeared on Canadian and German television, and has created and performed acts for Cirque Éloize, GOP Varieté, and Yonder Window Theatre Company.