World-class presentation of local and international variety talent. Appropriate for all ages.|
Saturday April 10
Pratt Memorial Hall, 7:30pm
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY
General admission $10 BUY TICKETS NOW
Advance purchase recommended as the show will sell out.
Online ticket sales end Friday at 7pm.
Tickets will also be available in the ARC on Friday & Saturday.
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Show Produced by:
|Coney Island Chris|
Mixing equal parts funny and freaky, "Coney island Chris" combines his
love for comedy and his fascination with sideshow. His performances
are best described as "a terrifying Jerry Lewis," and thats just the
way Coney Island Chris likes it!
His comedic twists on classic sideshow acts are as shocking as they
are side-splitting and are not recommended for the faint of heart.
From Caroline's on Broadway to the semi-finals of this year's
America's Got Talent, audiences love the antics of Coney
Hurry, Hurry, Hurry—Step Right Up and see The Geek, The Freak,
The Human Oddity…Coney Island Chris!
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Kyle Driggs is a Philadelphia-based performing artist whose work
includes jugging, acrobatics, and dance. He entertains audiences by
combining new and unique forms of juggling with movement and
athleticism. In summer of 2008 Kyle won first place in the IJA's
individual prop competition for clubs. He has made appearances with
the Give and Take jugglers as well as the Bindlestiff Family Circus
Cavalcade of Youth. Kyle currently studies and trains at the
Philadelphia School of Circus Arts.
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Petronella von Zerboni and Roman Müller founded Tr'espace in 2002 after being educated at the Swiss school Scuola Teatro Dimitri and the Centre National des Arts du Cirque in Châlons (France). Petronella and Roman devote themselves to a new vision of circus, one that revolves around the diabolo as the primary means of expression. They focus on research combining movement and juggling and integrate the roots of physical theater in their work. They work around the world performing for theater festivals, corporate events, and variety shows; teaching at circus schools; and working with companies such as Cirque Baroque, Circus Monti, Le Site Cra, and others. Apart from their act they have created two full evening shows Le Cercle and inStallation as well as a short form Rencontre D. Their act has been rewarded with the silver medal at the 25th Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris, a silver lion at the 10th International Wuqiao Circus Festival in China, and a special price at last year's Monte Carlo Circus Festival. Tr'espace stands for a vision of an organic and integrated art—where virtuosity, strength, and lyricism are united. trespace.com top of page
Jason Garfield started juggling at age eleven. By age 30, Jason had won 20 gold medals in IJA competitions, two of which from the individuals competition. In the year 2000, Jason founded the World Juggling Federation and has since produced five international conventions, one event in the U.K., three training camps, one WinterBlitz, and seven juggling competition programs that have aired on ESPN and TIME TV. Jason has also produced two instructional DVDs entitled The Theory and Practice of Juggling and Etudes for Juggling: The Next Three Years of Your Life, and has authored the book JUGGLING: Fundamental Exercises and Practice Structure. thewjf.com
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Just like my older sisters, I am a fifth generation circus performer.
I would like to be a full-time performer when I grow up. And I look up to my older sister Gena (Shvartsman Cristiani), who I think is the
best juggler! grimmyfamilycircus.com top of page
As a child growing up in Madison, WI, Matt discovered the joy of
juggling from the classic learn-to-juggle tome Juggling for the
Complete Klutz and threw himself whole-heartedly into this odd
He cut his teeth busking on the streets of Manhattan, and later moved
to Orlando Florida honing his skills with thousands (yes, thousands)
of shows on the stages of that city. He continued to expand his
technical repertoire as well; his hard work was rewarded in 2001 when
he bested dozens of other world-class competitors to win a World
Since then, Matt's unique brand of charm and skill has kept him in
demand around the world, from corporate boardrooms to the high seas,
from night clubs to symphony orchestras, from Orlando to New York to
Hong Kong to London to Tokyo and back again.
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Book Kennison is from St. Louis, Missouri. He learned to juggle at age 9 and began performing shows at Circus Harmony, in St. Louis' beloved City Museum, at age 12. In 2004 he began his first of five summer tours with Circus Smirkus. During this time he also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and America's Most Talented Kids. In 2008, at 18, he was offered and accepted a one-year contract with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. Book is now living and working in New York City. top of page
Cindy Marvell began making her mark on New York ceilings at agetwelve. As a teenager, she trained at the Antic Arts Academy at SUNYPurchase, practicing her way to her professional debut at the CarnegieHall Serenades Festival. After graduating from Oberlin College withhonors in 1988, she became the first woman ever to win theInternational Juggling Association's Championship. Her work has takenher to Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, and ex-Soviet Georgia. Off stage,Cindy has written articles about her field for The New YorkTimes, JUGGLE magazine, and Spectacle, and hasproduced a DVD, A Juggling Journey. Now in her 11th year withLazer Vaudeville, Cindy is torn between Sleepytime tea and Java Jolt.lazervaudeville.com top of page
Hosted by Matt & Myles!
It's been one year since Matt and Myles last saw each other, let alone
passed clubs. They've agreed to meet again as hosts on the Juggle This
stage. Can they give it another shot? Will two friends reunite? Will
clubs be passed? Will there be a funny joke to finish this line? Find
out at the Juggle This show!
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In addition to producing circus and juggling-themed stage shows, we book performers for special events, corporate training, and education programs. President Viveca Gardiner is Youth Director of Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Company Manager of the Flying Karamazov Brothers, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of JuggleNYC.com and CircusNYC.com, Co-Producer of the Grand Falloons, and a contributing editor of JUGGLE magazine. She was a director of the Big Apple Circus for eight years. She has rigged for Cirque du Soleil; coached for Circus of the Kids; and performed as a juggler, ringmistress, trapeze artist, stilt walker, and roller skater. She juggles at Carmine Street and Pratt. playfulproductions.com
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