Girl Circus SCIENCE was a huge success out at the Oregon Country Fair this year! Our show was seen by at LEAST 24000 people, one of the biggest crowds ever. We'd like to give so much thanks to all the people who helped us make it happen! A big thank you to Michelle and Ben, the vaudeville coordinators and the Oregon Country Fair, our gracious hosts and family. We'd like to thank all of the girls for their professional performance and fun spirit, and thanks to all the parents and volunteers who helped us with many aspects of the show. Of course a huge thanks to Dave Bender and the Girl Circus Orchestra, and another huge thanks to all the adult performers for their incredible work at Circus Camp and on the stage. Lastly, of course, a big thanks to YOU: all of you parents, friends, and new Girl Circus Family who came out and saw us and made this show one of our most successful ever! 
We have received a generous grant from the Lane Arts Council to bring Girl Circus SCIENCE to Lane County. Stay tuned for dates and deets!
 
 
Thirty-one youth and teen performers are getting ready for our training Camp on June 22nd at the WOW Hall in Eugene. Our contortionists, tumblers, acrobats, hooper, and poi spinners all prepare for our Science-themed 2015 show! First performance will be July 10, 5:30 PM, at W.C. Fields stage at the Oregon Country Fair.
While you're waiting with bated breath for camp to be here, why not follow us on Twitter @Girl_Circus or Instagram @GirlCircus for a constant stream of Girl Circus photos, updates and fun? 
 
 
Girl Circus's July 20-24 Portland camp has changed location! We are supremely fortunate to be working with the Circus Project for this camp, and will be availing ourselves of their brand-new facility and many circus resources! The Circus Project is Portland's center for the contemporary circus arts, so we are very excited to be working with them and using their space, after the untimely and unfortunate closure of the Lotus Seed. 
The Circus Project is located at 1920 NW 17th, Portland, OR, 97209. Free parking is available.
If you have any comments, questions, or concerns about this location change, please feel free to contact Girl Circus Director Darcy DuRuz: 
on the phone at 541-484-4824 
or by email at girlcircus@gmail.com
Thank you very much for your support and understanding! We're going to make this our best camp yet.
 
 
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Yeah Girl power and Girl Circus in PDX!Congratulations Girl Circus!  Your hard work paid off!  Your camp was voted the BEST!  An official announcement will be made on our website, as well:  http://www.nwkidsmagazine.com/
We thank you for your participation!  It's been fun.  We wish you all the very best during your busy camp season!
-- 
Michelle Snell
Publisher, NW Kids Magazine

 

Thanks!

04/21/2015

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We'd like to extend our thanks to the Springfield Arts Commission and the Larson Family Foundation for their generosity and support of the arts. Girl Circus just received a generous grant from each of these organizations, and it's partly through the support of foundation grants that we've been able to do so many new and exciting things, from putting on more camps to performing in Portland at the Umbrella Festival. A huge thank you from Girl Circus to these two organizations for their support of women in the arts and here's to more grants in the future! 

 
 
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Playing with a new design tool!  If your daughter wants to attend camp this summer in PDX, with the Girl Scouts, in Eugene/Springfield or Lopez Island it is indeed time to sign up.  The June 23-27 camp is already FULL.

 
 
Wow! Thanks to Girl Circus Alumna and friend of the show Karen Quest, we've uncovered a whole bunch of fabulous photos from our 2009 show Plaid! Cast your mind back to the Year of the Ox and spend a happy Thursday afternoon perusing the archives with the cast of Plaid.
 
 
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This Saturday, Girl Circus will be appearing at the NWKids summer camp expo at OMSI in Portland. Come on by from 10-5, say hello, look at other (but obviously inferior) summer camps, and SIGN UP FOR GIRL CIRCUS!
We will be offering a 10% discount for any kids who sign up for the Lotus Seed Camp in PDX at this fun event, so make sure to come check it out. 

We're excited to be coming back to Portland so soon after our wild success during the Umbrella Festival last weekend. We performed WITCHES to a very large and supportive audience  at the historic Alberta Rose Theatre, which is such a fantastic space to perform that we'd love to come back again. We'd especially like to thank all the staff over there: Nick, Vaughn, and Louie for being so helpful and accommodating. Everything about this experience was just a joy. We'd also like to extend a special thanks to our subs: Diane Chaplin on cello, Dan Blaker on voice, and Jori Cohen, who understudied for one of our performers who had to have a tooth out at the last minute. Now check out some backstage pictures from the show!

 
 
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Two exciting events are coming up these next two April weekends, Girl Circus friends and fans. Firstly, our long-awaited Portland show is coming this Saturday! Come celebrate Girl Circus at 2:00, Saturday April 4th, at the Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland's Alberta Arts District. Tickets for this Highly Girly show are available HERE. (This event is part of the Umbrella Festival, so tickets for all shows this weekend are available on that page.)
Our second event is the Northwest Kids' Summer Camp Expo! Saturday, April 11th, from 10am to 5pm, Girl Circus will be showing off our summer camps at OMSI in Portland. It's free to come in and check it out, so stop by and say hi! Girl Circus is offering a special 10% discount on our camp at the Lotus Seed in Portland to anyone who signs up at this event! More information about this event is available HERE.
Lastly, a correction: If you are signing up for our June 15-19 camp, you MUST BE A REGISTERED GIRL SCOUT.
You can join this camp (If you're a Girl Scout) HERE.

 
 
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Girl Circus partners with Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington for summer day camp!  You must be a registered girl scout to take part in this fun and super active day camp in PDX Metro.  AlpenRose Dairy Opera house, June  15 - 19, 9:00 - 1:00,  register with the Girl Scouts HERE

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Circus camp is juggling, hoops, poi spinning,clubs, acro and tumbling, partner acro, character development, singing, dancing, baton twirling, trick umbrella, and more if we can fit it in!