The Portland Juggling & Vaudeville Extravaganza is returning for it’s 21st year and features the best of local, national, and worldwide juggling and variety acts in one live performance.
Online tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are available all day at the festival registration desk in the Reed Sports Center. The box office at Kaul will open at 6 PM.
Mud Bay Jugglers
Born of earth and water twenty some years ago, the Mud Bay Jugglers evolved into an organized body of arms, legs and hands; a multi-headed being that was guided by the natural belief in egalitarian leadership. This shows up on stage as their cooperative style of direction plays out in their amazing, non-verbal, choreographed performances. Their blend of juggling, physical comedy, dance, and music is as unique as their working style.
Circus Luminescence is a collaborative project using circus arts as a medium to shine, both visually and metaphorically. Founded by Eli March, of Poetic Motion Machine, this innovative troupe specializes in Glow, Black-light and Fire Shows. Using a fusion of award-winning juggling, vaudeville, flow arts, live music and cartoon like “proppets,” the psychedelic stylings of Circus Luminescence is a treat for the eyes, ears, and soul.
Jimmy grew up traveling between France and Spain. At the age of eight he began to juggle and perform in the street. After many years of practicing on his own he was accepted at the National Circus School of Châtellerault (France), and then continued his studies at the National Circus School of Montreal. Drawn to a multidisciplinary approach to the arts, he hopes to collaborate in diverse creations and experiences.
A mischievous, mustachioed devil of a man, Russell is a celebrated physical comedian, variety artist, swing dancer, emcee and boylesque peeler.As a performer and choreographer, Russell has recently won 3 titles at the world renowned Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend held in Las Vegas: “King of Burlesque 2012″, Best Group & Best Duo 2013. Russell has also spent much of his time performing acrobatics, partner dance, and gentleman juggling with the Wanderlust Circus and Swing Time PDX based in Portland, Oregon.
Kyle started his circus training at the Philadelphia School Of the Circus Arts (USA). Shortly after he was accepted into the National Circus School Of Montreal (Canada) into the DEE three year college program. Kyle has immersed himself in intense training and multiple artistic creations. Curious about art, juggling and the life around him, Kyle has pushed to develop a large range of material and ideas.
Brittany was raised doing gymnastics, and competed nationally and internationally for 12 years. She moved on from competition at the age of 18 years, but chose to remain close to the sport by coaching and choreographing routines for national level gymnasts. In spring of 2005, Brittany discovered the art of hand balancing and unearthed an intense passion within. In fall of the same year, Brittany was accepted as a company member of the renowned physical theatre company known as Do Jump!. There, new avenues of physicality and creativity were opened to her through dance, acrobatics, and work on various aerial apparatus. Since this time, Brittany has trained and collaborated with very well-recognized circus instructors and performers and has developed her skill to exactitude over the years. To this day, Brittany has continued working with Do Jump!, performing locally and nationally, and has established a name for herself as a solo hand balancer and contortionist in the Portland Metro area.
David makes his living performing comedy variety shows under the name of Leapin’ Louie. Generally considered the most explosive Lithuanian Jewish Cowboy Comedian to ever come out of Oregon, Leapin’ Louie combines a unique comic character, high-energy comedy, and a world class array of cowboy rope and whip tricks, plus improvisation and audience participation. Besides his 22 years of professional performing, David has organized and performed on a volunteer basis for many years with Clowns Without Borders, entertaining communities hit hard by war and natural disasters in Mexico, Guatemala, and Haiti. He is currently President of the Board of Clowns Without Borders USA.
Local funnyman who fuses world class juggling skills and fresh, innovative comedy.
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