The Damento Juggling Club is hosting its 10th (somewhat) annual Juggling and Circus Arts Festival at the Davis High School on March 21-23 and Davis resident Mike Brown, tai chi instructor at International House, is a prime mover behind the event.
“I need volunteers to work the days of the festival so contact me ASAP,” he said recently. “We expect about 200 – 400 people to participate in the workshops, demonstrations, games and activities, and about 500 people to attend the Vaudeville show on Saturday night.” Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Festival workshops, demonstrations, and activities are FREE. Saturday night Vaudeville Show tickets are $12- $15.
Festival events include an Open Mic Talent Show on Friday night (9 pm), Vaudeville Show on Saturday night (7 pm), Fire Dance (Saturday night), and competitive Games (Sunday afternoon).
Hourly workshop topics include juggling, poi and staff spinning, balancing, hooping, fire juggling, aerial silks, whip cracking, knife throwing, business and performance techniques for street performers, and much more. A dedicated area, The Construction Zone, is staffed by experienced jugglers all weekend to teach beginners the basics of juggling techniques.
The Vaudeville Show on Saturday night will be held at the 500 seat Brunelle Theater on the Davis High School campus, and will feature professional performers from San Diego, Pheonix, Seattle, the Bay Area and the Sacramento Valley. Currently booked acts include juggling, aerial silks, hat manipulation, mime, circus dogs, poi spinning, and more.
An international juggling equipment supplier will be displaying and selling juggling equipment, poi and staves, fire spinning equipment, hoops, contact juggling equipment, and flow toys.