August 16, 2017

 Performance Notes
This is it. Can you believe it? It is show time!

We hope the show will amaze and astound you. You might like to share it with everyone so if members of your family or your friends cannot be in the audience, share the Facebook live feed of this event @ circusofthekids82.

On performance day, our expectations of you and your family are different than they have been so far. To help everything run smoothly, please be aware of each of the following:

Cameras are not permitted to be used in the gym during any performance.

All souvenir and ticket prices are full price on show days.

The gym is closed two hours before any posted show time.

BEFORE THE SHOW
Cast members should bring something to do during the shows. They have to wait a long time back stage between cues.

APPEARANCE
A. Costume: CIRCUS OF THE KIDS provides the basic costume. You are only permitted to wear things you are assigned and you must wear all items assigned to you. Remember to leave all of your jewelry at home.
B. Hair: If it is long enough to be put up, put it up in a tight bun. Your hair should not dangle (i.e. pony tails are not acceptable).
C. Underwear: Wearing underwear under your circus costume is optional. If you choose to wear it, the best color to wear is skin toned. Some of our costumes are not completely opaque. Therefore, DO NOT wear something with bright designs (i.e. polka dots, stripes, etc.) And remember, NO BOXERS.
D. Bring clothes to cover your costume so you can go into the audience and watch the show.

AT THE SHOW
A. The Cast Call to get ready for each performance is 60 minutes before show time. Be on time.
B. ONLY cast members are allowed back stage. Sorry, friends and parents are not allowed in any of the back stage areas. Food is not permitted in back stage areas nor is anyone wearing a costume allowed to put anything in their mouth except water (no gum, candy, food, etc.)

VI. WHEN IT IS ALL OVER
A. You are responsible for returning all of your costume pieces.
B. Return your costume by placing it back in your costume bag and giving it to the person who is collecting costumes. Be sure they check your name off. Do not leave it or give it to someone else to return. Remember, YOU are responsible for it until we know it is returned.
C. We have an evaluation form for you to let us know how we did. Please download it from the link below and bring it to the show or send it to us.

I am glad you joined the circus. Thank you. I hope it is an experience your whole family fondly remembers for a long time. I look forward to seeing you in the future!

-----Bruce

August 12, 2017

 Rehearsal Schedule
ALL rehearsals are mandatory. They are physically demanding. I suggest circus campers go to bed earlier than their normal bedtime.

Each session runs for 1 hour (unless noted). If you have a conflict listed in the Excuse Absence list (below), you will be excused to meet your other obligation. All other absences are unexcused. If you have any new obligations, email them to bruce@circusofthekids.com.

If you do not see the current schedule, please refresh your browser.

We are using the same schedule for Monday and Tuesday rehearsal.

August 12, 2017

 Cast List for Kasierman JCC
Congratulations to everyone who auditioned to be in the circus!

SCHEDULE & ACT ASSIGNMENT
THIS LIST IS FINAL. No changes, with regards to act assignments or rehearsal times, will be made.
The practice schedule is listed separtely. Find your name & act below, then find when your act practices.
YOU MUST SHOW UP TO ALL PRACTICES. Check schedules carefully.
We tried to write the schedule around your needs.
Each practice session runs 1 hour (unless specified).

MISC.
Appropriate PRACTICE CLOTHES includes: leotards, shorts, T-shirts, shoes, warm-up or sweat pants. No jewelry.
If we left your name off this list by accident, do not panic. Send an email to bruce@circusofthekids for your act assignment.
Be sure to let us know if your name is misspelled. We copy these names into the souvenir program and onto the DVD credits.
If your name has ** before it and/or if you are an ALTERNATE please contact Bruce ASAP.

ACT NAME ABBREVIATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS
BIKE - BICYCLE FOR FIVE (building pyramids on a moving bicycle)
DT - DOUBLE TRAPEZE (2 people working together on a high trapeze)
FABRIC - (climb up 10 to 15 feet on a piece of fabric and learn how to tie yourself in and drop)
FIRE - (fire manipulation and fire eating)
FLY - FLYING TRAPEZE (flying from a swinging trapeze to the hands of a swinging catcher)
HB - HAND BALANCING (human pyramids)
HIYR - HIGH WIRE (walking a wire 24 inches above the floor)
HOOP - HULA HOOP
JESTER - (hula hooping, tumbling, feather balancing -- just plain fun)
JROPE - JUMP ROPE
LADDER - (simliar moves to TT, LIRA and WEB but performed on a hanging ladder)
LC - LOW CASTING (a low flying trapeze {see above} but with a stationary catcher)
LIRA - (a slow spinning aerial act where kids sit, stand and hang in a variety of visually pleasing positions)
LT - LIONS AND TIGERS (adorable -- dressed as wild animals and performing with our wild animal trainer, kids jump through hoops, growl and roll over)
MT - MINI TRAMP (simliar to a gymnastic spring board but doing tricks over people)
QT - QUARTETTE ADAGIO (human rag doll)
RM - RING MASTER/MISTRESS (the person who presents the whole show to the community)
ROLLA - ROLLA (a student and a circus coach balance together on top of a board on a cylinder
SKATE - (a student and a coach spin in circles as the students climbs onto the coach in different positions)
SiT - STATIC TRAP (2 Students on a spinning single trapeze)
SwT - SWINGING TRAPEZE (sitting and standing on a swinging trapeze, the student jumps off and catches by their hands and ankles)
TEETER - TEETER BOARD (students stand on one end of a see saw as a big person jumps on the other end and catapults the student into the air)
TUMBLING - Includes several activities including tumbling, pyramid building, peacock feather balancing and hula hooping.
TT - TRIPLE TRAPEZE (a triple wide trapeze with 2 to 6 people on it)
WEB - SPANISH WEB (a rope with a loop at the top so students can hang by their wrist or ankle)

LUCAS ARKIN -- LT
MOREY AVERILL -- Fire
JORDAN BARNABEI -- Globe
MAYA BAROR -- MT
SHAI BEN-AMOTZ -- DT
LEO BERGER -- Globe
ORI BLUMENTHAL -- LT
GABRIELLE CAMPERSON -- Lira
MITCHELL COLLINS -- Skate
VIVIAN COLLINS -- Lira
SOPHIA DAUGHERTY -- Skate
ALONA EREZ -- HiYr
DAHLIA EZOLD -- Globe
LYDIA FIELDS -- MT
NOAH FISCHER -- MT
GRETA GOLDBERG -- Skate
ROSE GOLDBERG -- Rolla
ALMA GOREN -- Globe
MAYA GOREN -- Bike
EMMA HARTSTEIN -- TT
SIMON HARWOOD -- Teeter
TALIA HARWOOD -- Bike
BENJAMIN KAYE -- HiYr
SIMONE MACK -- Bike
THEA MOORE -- HiYr
WILLA MOORE -- Lira
AVA PASTORE -- QT
ILANA PASTORE -- Globe
ADDISON POLLARD -- Skate
JAKE RACE -- TT
OLIVIA RACE -- Teeter
GWEN SHAPIRO -- RM
SYDNEY SHAPIRO -- TT
SYLVIE SHAPIRO -- Fabric
HALEY SHIFF -- TT
MIA SHIFF -- Fabric
NICHOLAS SILVERSTEIN -- TT
ABBOTT SNIDERMAN -- MT
HENRY SNIDERMAN -- MT
MADELYN SYLVESTER -- Bike
NAOMI TEZUKA -- LT
NAIMA TRAORE -- MT
RACHEL TRAORE -- Bike
NATHANIEL WARREN -- Globe
ROSE WARREN -- Fabric
JANE YOCUM -- MT

    August 12, 2017

     Welcome to our new friends at the Kaiserman JCC
    Congratulations, you joined the circus! This experience is wildly unique -- something you will remember for the rest of your life.

    To keep you in the loop, I am posting information here from now through show time so be sure to check regularly for updates.

    By 6 AM Monday you will find the Cast List and rehearsal schedule posted above. Only young people who are registered on the Circus of the Kids web site will be allowed to practice. If you have still not registered, please click on the link on the right.

    Remember if you have any schedule obligations not listed below, please email them immediately and I will attempt to work around your needs.

    Welcome to CIRCUS! You are going to have an awesome time!

    -----Bruce

      August 12, 2017

       Obligation List (excused absences) as of 6:45 PM Sunday
      To help you meet prior commitments and allow you to be in CIRCUS, we will approve 3 excused absences and will try to schedule some of your rehearsals around prior commitments.

      COTK EXCUSED ABSENCES POLICY

      We will schedule your circus rehearsals around a maximum of 3 obligations between auditions and show time. If we are not able to schedule around your 3 obligations, you will be excused from circus practice, with no penalty, to meet your other obligations.

      You may list additional obligations but they will be treated as optional times. If it is possible for us to schedule around them, we will. However, if we cannot, you are required to be at circus practice.

      This list needs to be accurate and stay current for it to be effective. You may change your obligations by email (bruce@circusofthekids.com) as long as the rehearsal schedule for the day you want to modify has not been scheduled or posted. Please put SCHEDULE CHANGE in the subject line. Sorry, but we do not excuse an absence after the fact.

      You only get 1 emergency to miss a rehearsal. This is for an unforeseen situation that you have to deal with. More than 1 unexcused absence jeopardizes your position in CIRCUS.

      Full cast rehearsals are mandatory. They cannot be scheduled around. In addition, please do not request time off on the day before dress rehearsal, on dress rehearsal day or on show days.

      ---- end of policy ---

      WHAT FOLLOWS IS NOT THE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE -- it is the list of times I am scheduling you around to get you here and allow you to meet your other obligations.

      Rehearsal times are below the following list.

      Notes:
      1) R = Thursday, N=Sunday
      2) An * is an unknown time (i.e. *-6 means you cannot be here until 6)
      3) We desginate specific dates by listing a day followed by a number (i.e. R2 is the second Thursday).
      4) Times listed in parenthesis are optional.
      5) Please clear your calendar starting the day before the performances. We can not work excused absences around show time.

      Week 1 begins: Aug 13 (Sun)
      Week 2 begins: n/a
      Week 3 begins: n/a

      To help you meet prior commitments and allow you to be in CIRCUS, we will approve 3 excused absences and will try to schedule some of your rehearsals around prior commitments.

      Mitchell Collins W1 *-930a
      Vivian Collins W1 *-930a
      Alona Erez T1 8a-930a
      Jacob Haberman F-1 9a-3
      Simon Harwood M1 5-7
      Benjamin Kaye W1 *-10
      Addison Pollard M1 6-8
      Gwen Shapiro W1 530-8
      Naomi Tezuka F1 7-1045
      Rose Warren W1 245-430
      Jane Yocum T1 3-6

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        May 18, 2007

         Emails about the show...
        What a show! I am proud of all the Butler Elementary School circus students and what all of you accomplished in the last 2 weeks. Wow!

        A couple of emails have been shared with me that I thought you might like to read. I guess I am not the only person who is impressed with you what you accomplished.

        Congratulations on a job well done!

        -----

        Dear Colleagues

        I just returned from Butler Elementary in Bedfoird where our Parkview students attended the Circus of the Kids show

        What an incredible achievement for the students and the school. The Circus of the Kids organization has, over only several weeks, tranformed Butler students into professional Circus performers.

        When I arrived, I did not know what to expect and was completely blown away by the show. It was big league in every way. A real circus!

        The shows continues through the weekend with a Friday evening performance at 7pm and 2 performances (2pm and 7pm) on Staurday and Sunday.

        Congratulations to Renalee and the Butler staff and community for a truly exceptional school project. In Circus parlance: you have really raised the Bar!

        Hope you can get to see it!

        ------

        I have spent my whole teaching career trying to do big things that can be life changing for my students.

        What you have created for your students is a memory that will live in their minds forever... Long after they have forgotten what we have taught them in the classroom, they will remember how this circus made them feel.

        Garry Phillips, my favourite guru says that the number one poverty in a child\'s life is the abscence of enriching life experiences. Today, you enriched a whole community.


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