Cirque Mechanics present: Pedal Punk

An exclusively American circus, based out of Las Vegas, Cirque Mechanic is growing year by year and adding innovative performances and hot young artists to their roster. Chris Lashua, who founded the company in 2005 presents Pedal Punk at the historic New Victory Theater in Times Square, New York. The theater used to be called Minsky’s Burlesque Theater and was …

Interview with Alex Koblikov and Sergey Akimov

Alex Koblikoff is the solo juggler for Grand Tour, the Big Apple Circus’ 38th season production in New York (see review here). His four minute routine is an exquisite dance of dazzling patterns immaculately combined. For his final trick, he multiplex throws ten balls, though he has done fourteen in practice. His graceful splits and five balls on the side …

Big Apple Circus: “The Grand Tour”

This year, The Big Apple Circus is back for their 38th season and almost all the acts are completely different from last year. And that includes a dynamite technical juggler, namely Alexander Koblikov from Ukraine (upcoming article/interview coming soon). After a dazzling company opening in which each act comes out and simultaneously does one trick (you don’t know where to look), …

“The Walk” Movie Review

So, they finally did it. They made a movie about a juggler. A major motion picture about one of us. A large budget movie with a Hollywood producer, and a top director. About a real actual juggler. Wake me, I must be dreaming. There are many questions that immediately come to mind but the first and most important is, of …

AmaLuna Review

Cirque du Soleil scores another winner with AmaLuna. This show is continuing its successful tour. It has played New York and Miami, is now in Houston, and will next play Europe. The star of the show is Viktor Kee, world class juggler from Priluki, Ukraine. Viktor studied under Alex Gruzin and in the Kiev circus school. Viktor previously appeared in …

Cirque Ziva Chinese Acrobats Review

The Golden Dragon Acrobats from Cangzhou, China, present Cirque Ziva. New Victory Theater, Times Square, New York. Til January 4th (many sold out shows, new shows may be added). I’ve seen many troops of Chinese Acrobats over the years in New York, Jerusalem, Orlando, etc. They never cease to astound me and this troop is no different. And there is …

“360 Allstars” show review

“360 Allstars” at the New Victory Theater, 42nd street and Broadway, NY.   My overall impression of this show is, simply put (once it gets going after a protracted introduction) one amazing trick after another until the end. Sometimes several awesome tricks going on at once. You don’t know where to look. At the New Victory Theater (where we saw …

Big Apple Circus – Metamorphosis

The Big Apple Circus runs from now until January 11th in Lincoln Center, in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The show is two hours long including intermission. On Wednesdays there is a two for one ticket deal and no intermission (75 minutes). Perennial Ringmaster John Kennedy Kane keeps the show moving along with little negative space between acts and almost no …

Mother Africa at the New Victory Theater, Times Square, New York

The first thing you notice is the plethora of color. Colorful sights and colorful sounds. African costumes, and African music. Before during and after each act. The format is traditional circus. Act follows act. But instead of clowns between the acts, the troop comes out and does a high-energy tribal dance. Each dance is different – different costume, different music …