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CIRCUS FORTE:  Let the Circus Games Begin!

Running March 4 – 27, 2022

Tickets on Sale February 2022

December 2021 – Kinetic Arts Center’s pre-professional circus performers, CIRCUS SPIRE, invite you to join them as the boundaries between their art and athletic excellence overlap with competitive-style sporting games in their 2022’s production of Circus Forte!

To access a copy of the press release for CIRCUS FORTE, please click here  Circus Forte Press Release 2022 v.F


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

January 13, 2020 CURATED: A Not-So-Still-Life Circus – Official Press Release
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 CURATED: A Not-So-Still Life Circus! Opening February 22 with performances through March 15, 2020.

On Hold

January 13, 2020 FUTZ: Clown Down! – Official Press Release  Kinetic Arts Center’s 2020 Artist-In-Residence Program presents FUTZ: Clown Down! – created and performed by Jamie Coventry.

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  • Sept 17, 2015 SALVAGE – Official Press Release Circus Beyond the Ring Presents SALVAGE – a theatrical circus performance, rebuilding the future from broken pieces of the past. Opening November 14th and running through December 20, 2015 at Kinetic Arts Center in Oakland, CA. SALVAGE is an immersive circus performance chronicling the evolution of fractured survivors who have narrowly escaped the deepest ravages of a recent global catastrophe.
  • Mar 31, 2015 Flying Colors – Official Press Release Circus Kids 4 Performance – now in its third year – is a Youth Training program of Kinetic Arts Center of 16 kids between the ages of 8 – 14yrs old. Inspired by The Phantom Tollbooth and Miyazaki’s films, Flying Colors: Destination IllumiNation! is full of dynamic circus feats on the triple trapeze, aerial ladder, acrobatics and clown with fantastical puppets and stolen colors. Flying Colors is a local circus treat for everyone. With only three
    performances available, get your tickets now because these shows always sell out.
  • Jan 11, 2015 Kinetic Arts Center performs at Major Libby Schaff’s “Made in Oakland – Inaugural Festival.
  • Sept 9, 2014 In Honor of the 5th Anniversary of Kinetic Arts Center, this year’s theme is WE ARE FIVE! Help us Celebrate our 5th Anniversary with a Five-Year-Old Style Birthday Party
  • Sept 9, 2014  Annual Circus Cabaret & Festival at Kinetic Arts Center CALL FOR ACTS Submit your Act for Consideration to Kinetic Arts Center’s 3rd Annual Themed Circus Cabaret & Festival.
  • March 20, 2014 The Submarine Show They are Back for One Night Only: Saturday, April 5, 2014 Same Two Guys; Same Small Submarine; New Twist on Their Explorations. Just as Before, You will Laugh as they Cry, Swim, Fly and Go a Bit Insane! The Submarine Show: Two explorers crash their little submarine at the bottom of the ocean, lose the key needed to restart the sub, and in searching for the missing key entertains us with a mad-cap journey across every kind of terrain – never saying a word.

In the News:

Nov 2015 – KALW.ORG|BY CHRIS HAMBRICK Sights and Sounds on KALW – weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists.

“Despite that rather dark premise, and the show’s inventively dirty costumes and destroyed-world set, Salvage is an uplifting show — a testament to resilience of the human spirit, and especially, to the jaw-dropping abilities of the human body, displayed here by eight extraordinarily talented performers.” Mark Rudio, A BEAST IN A JUNGLE, December 5, 2015


San Francisco Performing Arts, Culture Calendar & Reviews

Nov 2015 – FROM KQED’S THE DO LIST -“Yet in their dramatic, new production, Circus Beyond the Ring and the Kinetic Arts Center in Oakland seek to defy the art form’s usual focus on the flighty and fancy-free, opting instead to present visions of survivors on the precipice of calamity, fighting to prevent themselves from tumbling into the abyss.” – Chloe Veltman, KQED The Do List, Nov 9, 2015

Nov 2015 – Cy Musikar: “And I’m shouting it out for ‘Salvage’ — a little punk circus show at Kinetic Arts in West Oakland with exceptional acrobatics and clowning that runs throughDec 20.”  KQED’s The Do List, Nov 19, 2015 to hear the complete podcast.

We were recently featured in See the full Article HERE

Diablo Magazine

Jan/Feb 2011 Oakland Magazine

11/16/2010 NBC BAY AREA

10/5/2010 Jaron & Slater in TheOakBook

Sept/Oct 2010 Oakland Magazine – In the Mix

July 2010 Diablo Magazine – Best of the East Bay, Best Creative Fitness


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