FYI Vol IX, No. 2

Who Gets to Make Art?

Who gets to make art? Who gets to see art? And who decides what 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 CURATED. In this museum, the works of art come 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 come enjoy seeing this one-of-a-kind museum come to life! Featuring the Circus Spire; Conceived and Directed by Abigail Baird.

OAKLAND (January 2020) – CURATED opens a 4-week run on February 22, 2020 in downtown Oakland’s Kinetic Arts Center. These museum exhibits have come to life and are ready to put on a circus show for all! Familiar acts like rope and contortion are interspersed with new thrilling apparatuses like air track and static bar.

CURATED is building on over 11 years of development of the Circus Spire program. CURATED is Circus Spire’s new circus production from the creative production team at Kinetic Arts Center (CIRCUS PANOPTICON (2019), CIRCUS AUSTERIUS (2018), CIRCUS ODIOUS (2017), etc). Circus Spire is a year-long pre-professional circus arts training program at Kinetic Arts Center, and CURATED is the culmination of a year’s hard work to bring thrilling circus performances to the stage. Circus Spire and Kinetic Arts Center are excited to be a contributing and thriving part of the contemporary circus movement in the East Bay.

Now in their 11th year, Circus Spire continues to bring unmatched circus skills and unique European-based performance styles to the East Bay circus scene. Circus Spire just keeps getting better and better each year! Circus Spire and Kinetic Arts Center are at the center of the exciting and dramatic contemporary circus movement in the East Bay.
Performance Dates and Times:
February 22 – March 15, 2020
Fridays @ 8pm
Saturdays @ 4pm & 8pm
Sundays @ 2pm

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Experience what it’s like to train with the world’s best!

Guided by expert and dynamic teachers, the participant’s training will take a giant step forward. They will learn in large professional studios designed for the safe and optimal practice of all circus disciplines. 

Participants will also also have access to the many cultural activities the city hosts during the summer months.