Yo, I’m Kevin!

Yo! I’m Kevin. I’m a circus artist from Bronxville, NY. I’ll be touring with Cirque Us as some sort of unicyclist musician hybrid. I don’t know what that means yet, but I am stoked to figure it out once our creation period begins. Currently I’m enrolled in the Circadium School of Contemporary Circus in Philadelphia, PA. I’m about to finish my first year here, and it all comes to a close on May 25th with our end of year show: Springboard. I’ve really been enjoying myself and I’ve learned so much, I’m so excited to have the chance to use the skills I’ve been developing for Cirque Us this summer. 

I started doing circus in college. My roommate could juggle and he found out about a circus club on campus. I didn’t really want to go, I didn’t know how to juggle. And aside from a couple of gymnastics classes when I was in pre-school, I’d never tried anything like circus before. But he was pretty persistent and I didn’t know a lot of people so I figured why not give it a shot? Needless to say I was hooked immediately. I spent the following weeks juggling incessantly in my room and making sure I was perfectly on time for the next circus club meeting.

 

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The flip side of the story is that the reason I went to college at all was music. I’ve been playing guitar since I was 10 years old and by the time high school was coming to an end I was certain I was going to be rockstar. And I guess I am in some ways but it’s not quite the way I imagined. But rockstars have to go to school too. Even if they decide to study juggling instead of Mozart in their free time.

This summer is kind of like a culminating point for me. I’ve been really lucky to have my circus and music worlds interwoven. But never quite like this. I’ve written and played music for shows before, but a full length show is a different beast entirely. It’s definitely a daunting enterprise for me in some ways, but it also presents a welcome challenge.

I’m excited to get to work. I really like the people involved and I think we’re all bursting with anticipation to finally be in the same room and start making this show a reality. 2 weeks! I hope to see you all out there.

Kevin

About the Author Cirque Us

A company that expresses the freedom of play through circus and performing arts, Cirque Us is a circus collective on our fourth summer tour. Our upcoming show, "RagTag: A Circus in Stitches" will open on June 22nd in White River Junction, VT and will tour around the east coast performing a total of 25 shows. We will use this space to engage with our audiences in a new way by sharing the on and off stage details of what it is really like being a part of a circus. This blog will document the creations, experiences, and shenanigans that are bound to occur while on the road. Thank you for joining us on this journey and we hope to see you down the road. For more information on our upcoming show please visit our website. www.TheCirqueUs.com

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