SERIOUS TRAINING IN CIRCUS THEATRE
Kinetic Theory's Performance Program is designed to nurture the talents of aspiring circus artists by offering intensive skill and theatrical training as well as performance opportunities. What makes our performance program unique? It is our theatre-based circus curriculum. Focusing on circus-theatre and an artistic approach to skill building gives our students a foundation in theatrical performance and helps them create a repertoire of artistic work, understand their audience and become a part of the emerging theatrical circus world.
KT's performance students work towards reaching the highest level in both their technical and performance skills. The performance students also have opportunities to learn about many aspects of circus-theatre including: costume design/production, lighting design, set design and construction, choreography, direction and stage management.
How long does it take to become a professional circus artists? We believe that the answer is different for each individual. That is why our program does not have a set time restriction. Some of our pre-professional students come to us with years of skill training experience and only spend 8 months focusing on theatrical work while developing a strong solo act. Others start in our program as children, work hard to join the youth troupe, then move to the pre-professional troupe as teens and spend their high school years developing their repertoire before moving on to an international school or professional company. We help each performer create a custom curriculum plan that will help them achieve their goals. Goal setting and assessments are done three times per year at the end of each tri-mester.
Our alumni are performing in professional circus shows around the world including: Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus, Wonderworld Entertainment, Star Circus, George Carden Circus, Circo Atayde Hermanos, Cirque du Soleil, Pippin Broadway National Tour and many have showcased their acts at festivals and competitions: Denver Aerial Acrobatics Festival, Pole Art Stockholm, Sweden.
YOUTH CIRCUS TROUPE
The Kinetic Theory Youth Circus is designed to help young and aspiring circus performers ages 8-15 develop a passion for performing that will enrich their whole life.
The students learn a wide range of circus and performance skills including: acrobatics, aerial arts, hand-balancing, contortion, juggling and object manipulation, stilts and equilibristics as well as mime and clown. The Youth Circus trains year-round and performs two productions per year.
Kinetic Theory's Pre-professional Troupe is a high-level circus training and performance program designed for serious students that are ready to commit to their training.
The troupe trains as an ensemble, working to further develop their acrobatic, dance and theatrical skills while specializing in a focus discipline: trapeze, tissue, hoop or other apparatus, hand-balancing, contortion, object manipulation or clown. They perform regularly at events around Los Angeles and in two full-length Kinetic Theory productions per year.