33 episodes

Circus Voices is brought to you by CircusTalk.com, the leading online casting marketplace for circus and performing arts, and an essential resource for circus and multidisciplinary artists and talent seekers. We give circus a voice by sharing circus and multidisciplinary arts-related information from around the globe. Our podcast features engaging conversations with international experts including professional artists and talent seekers, creative leaders, influential coaches and teachers, and industry innovators.
Visit www.circustalk.com/news/tag/circus-voices-podcast for show notes and bios

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Circus Voices is brought to you by CircusTalk.com, the leading online casting marketplace for circus and performing arts, and an essential resource for circus and multidisciplinary artists and talent seekers. We give circus a voice by sharing circus and multidisciplinary arts-related information from around the globe. Our podcast features engaging conversations with international experts including professional artists and talent seekers, creative leaders, influential coaches and teachers, and industry innovators.
Visit www.circustalk.com/news/tag/circus-voices-podcast for show notes and bios

    Chris Lashua, Founder of Cirque Mechanics

    Chris Lashua, Founder of Cirque Mechanics

    Johnathan Lee Iverson and the CircusVoices podcast presents Chris Lashua, the BMX wonder kid turned visionary founder of one of the circus world’s most ingenious offerings, Cirque Mechanics.

    Paired with a team of brilliant creatives and a deep love for all things circus, the proud Massachusetts native has crafted a mesmerizing new world of circus artistry. Fusing the majesty and agility of the human form with the innovative precision of machines, Cirque Mechanics has astounded audiences across the entertainment spectrum and is heralded by the New York Times as, “exceptional, evocative…and…engrossingly entertaining.”


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    Kiarnna Weber, Reality Show Sensation and Seventh Generation Circus Star

    Kiarnna Weber, Reality Show Sensation and Seventh Generation Circus Star

    Johnathan Lee Iverson and the CircusVoices podcast presents Kiarnna Weber, reality show sensation and seventh generation circus star of New Zealand’s most famous big top, The Weber Bros. Circus.

    In this episode, Kiarnna Weber talks about her family heritage of  talented artists and impresarios,  how she brings her family's spectacular extravaganza to cities around the world, how she broadens the depth and scope of the circus as we know it, and their successful television series The Circus on Bravo TV New Zealand.




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    • 54 min
    Vanessa Thomas, Dazzling Showgirl to History Making Ringmaster

    Vanessa Thomas, Dazzling Showgirl to History Making Ringmaster

    Johnathan Lee Iverson and the CircusVoices podcast presents the legendary Vanessa Thomas, dazzling showgirl to history making ringmaster.

    In this episode, the proud alumna of the storied Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, guides us through her spectacular journey from aspiring dancer in her native Philadelphia to center ring with the likes of Big Apple Circus and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, The Greatest Show On Earth® to now, sharing her time tested wisdom as a cherished board member and mentor for Circadium, School of Contemporary Circus – nurturing the circus professionals of tomorrow.

    Johnathan Lee Iverson from Center Ring is the host of this podcast.

    Circus Voices, a podcast by CircusTalk.com, features engaging conversations with acclaimed  international experts including professional artists and talent seekers, creative leaders, influential coaches and teachers, and industry innovators. These interviews offer you insight into the diverse and dynamic world of circus and performing arts.


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    • 54 min
    Philip William McKinley, Renowned Director, Choreographer, Writer, and Producer

    Philip William McKinley, Renowned Director, Choreographer, Writer, and Producer

    In this episode of Circus Voices, Phil McKinley director, choreographer, writer, and producer, shares with us unforgettable anecdotes from his remarkable career, the sage advice of mentors that still inform him decades later, and he’ll recount for us a real time example from one of his more recent endeavors, of how live shows may COVID proof their productions. Philip William McKinley is the creator of multiple shattering extravaganzas around the world. From Salzburg to Tokyo, Broadway to Las Vegas to the Circus. He is an artist of immeasurable depth, range, and generosity.

    Jonathan Lee Iverson from Center Ring is the host of this podcast. 

    Circus Voices, a podcast by CircusTalk, features engaging conversations with acclaimed  international experts including professional artists and talent seekers, creative leaders, influential coaches and teachers, and industry innovators. These interviews offer you insight into the diverse and dynamic world of circus and performing arts.


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    • 56 min
    Press Pass with the Editor, Episode 8, November 2021

    Press Pass with the Editor, Episode 8, November 2021

    In this podcast series called Press Pass with the Editor, we will be your front row access to what’s happening in the performance world. This monthly circus news podcast is brought to you by Circus Voices podcast network via CircusTalk. In each episode we’ll be exploring changes in the circus sector, impactful news in the performing arts world, as well as information about upcoming shows and events from around the world for the coming month. We’ll take a look at all parts of the circus world, from circus job listings to circus education and business, plus more.

    In the November episode of Press Pass, Associate editor Lydia Nord's education highlight is coverage of how The European Federation of Professional Circus Schools (FEDEC) is showcasing their student encounters from their CIRCLE project at the CIRCa Festival in Auch from October 26th to the 29th. This year’s participating schools include Escuela de Circo Carampa, École de cirque de Lyon, and many more. In a new segment about the business side of circus, Carolyn Klein spoke to Duo Rose's Sam and Sylvia (circus artists/prop designer/costume makers) about how to source, commission or make a profession circus costume.


    Our guest interview this month was Nik Wallenda, a multiple world record holder, professional daredevil, and author. Best known for crossing the Grand Canyon and Niagra Falls, Nik has been nicknamed “King of the High Wire.” He and his team are about to enter rehearsals in order to relaunch the Big Apple Circus in New York City in November of 2021. We talked to Nik about who is on his team as well as his hopes and how he fights fear on the wire and in life decisions (like reviving the Big Apple Circus)--in order to keep circus alive, adapting and thriving.

    Show notes: 

    Correction: During the interview we say the opening of the show is November 12th, but that is incorrect. The opening show of the Big Apple Circus will actually be on November 11th.

    CircusTalk theme music by Book Kennison.

    Circus Voices is brought to you by CircusTalk.com, the leading online network and resource for the international circus industry. At CircusTalk, our motto is "We give circus a voice," because we share circus related information from around the globe from a variety of voices. In our podcast we present short series of podcasts from circus experts and professionals from around the world, showing the richness and diversity of our community. Always visit www.circustalk.news/podcast for show notes and further episode information. We welcome your review on Apple Podcasts.


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    • 28 min
    Interview with Dr. Charles Batson

    Interview with Dr. Charles Batson

    Welcome to Audio Explorations with the Editor, a podcast series of Circus Voices brought to you by CircusTalk.

    CircusTalkPRO Launches New Series "Journeys Through Queer Circus with Charles Batson", Audio Explorations with the Editor

    Our guest on the podcast today is Dr. Charles Batson. Batson is a Professor of French and Francophone Studies and current past President of the American Council for Québec Studies and also the Florence B. Sherwood Professor of History and Culture at Union College where he also co-chairs the LGBTQ+ Affairs committee. Among the circus people of Quebec and beyond, Batson is best known for his writing and of course co-directing the annual academic seminar titled Circus & its Others. Join us as we explore his work and mission and discover what insights the upcoming series Journeys Through Queer Circus with Charles Batson will offer to the circus world.

    Circus Voices was voted # 1 circus podcast on Feedspot!

    Circus Voices is brought to you by CircusTalk, the leading online network and resource for the international circus industry. At CircusTalk, our motto is "We give circus a voice," because we share circus related information from around the globe from a variety of voices. In our podcast we present short series of podcasts from circus experts and professionals from around the world, showing the richness and diversity of our community. Visit  the show page for show notes and further episode information. We welcome your review on Apple Podcasts!


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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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