Hosted by Josh & Lyndsay Aviner, the Hideaway Circus Podcast features interviews and analysis with artists and entrepreneurs working in circus, theater, and dance.
Episode 90 - Laurence Esteve & Brent van Rensburg, co-founders of Zip Zap Circus
On today's episode, Josh and Lyndsay talk about more shows reopening in Las Vegas, New York and California, as well as recent controversy between SAG and AEA unions. Later in the show they call up Laurence and Brent the co-founders of the internationally renowned social circus company Zip Zap Circus based in Capetown, South Africa. They chat about how the company was formed, what social circus offers that no other things can, and what it's like to create and work as a married couple. If you enjoy the show, please subscribe and share it with a friend. Have a great week!
Episode 89 - Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar, stage director of Cirque Du Soleil's MESSI
On today's episode Josh and Lyndsay talk about a new juggling podcast they've been enjoying, the re-opening regulations for arts venues in Florida and Nevada, and how artists are adapting to new online teaching platforms. Later in the episode they ring up Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar, a dancer turned choreographer and stage director for Cirque Du Soleil. They chat about the path that took him up the CDS ladder, what it's like to direct large scale projects, and what might happen to Cirque Du Soleil post-coronavirus. If you enjoy the episode, please rate us on Apple Podcasts and share the episode with a friend! Have a great week!
Episode 88 - Dawn Shepherd & Ryan Gray, co-founders of Breaking Circus
On today's episode Josh and Lyndsay talk about how circus training is returning with new COVID safety precautions, a management shake-up at Cirque Du Soleil, a Spanish juggler breaking new world records, and Circus Smirkus's upcoming Smirkutacular. Later in the episode they call up Ryan Gray and Dawn Shepherd who Zoom in from Halifax, Nova Scotia. They chat about their unique backgrounds prior to circus (music and public health), their performing company Breaking Circus, and what it's like to create accessible work in such a remote location. If you enjoy today's show please rate us on Apple Podcasts and share the show with a friend!
Episode 87 - Yaron Lifschitz, artistic director of CIRCA
On today's episode, Josh and Lyndsay talk about the shows that are taking place even with a global pandemic, including a new production in Las Vegas called Salvage City, Chicago's Midnight Circus, and CIRCA's show Leviathan. They also talk about the challenges of casting a new circus in a Coronavirus world, and later call up the founder and artistic director of Australia's premiere contemporary circus company CIRCA. In addition to creating numerous world-renowned productions, Yaron has also started publishing his own podcast Producing Heroes, which is focused on the team behind the scenes. If you enjoy today's show please share it with a friend and have a great week!
Episode 86 - Veronica Blair, aerialist and creator of the Uncle Jr Project
On today's episode, Josh and Lyndsay take a break from their maternity and paternity leave to talk about the rough news with Le Reve, Cirque Du Soleil's restructuring and PE ownership, and a government attempt to lift performing arts venues with the Save Our Stages Act. Later in the show they Zoom in Veronica Blair, a fantastic and seasoned aerialist who has performed all over the world.She is now producing a new documentary series unearthing and examining stories of African American circus performers throughout showbiz history. If you enjoy today's show please share it with a friend! Have a great weekend!
Episode 85 - Captain Frodo, the incredible rubberman and host of The Way of The Showman
On today's episode Josh and Lyndsay discuss the closure of Circus Warehouse's training space, the bankruptcy and lawsuits surrounding Cirque Africa, and if the CEO of Cirque Du Soleil will be ousted by the company's creditors. Later in the episode they call up Captain Frodo, aka the incredible rubberman, who has had a tremendous and fascinating performing career and who is now bunkered down in the Las Vegas creating a new podcast titled The Way of the Showman. They chat about his life, performance philosophies, and what the cosmic purpose of the shutdown might ultimately be.
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A great thing for the worldwide circus community.
This podcast is a delight. The hosts asks interesting and entertaining questions. They manage to go real deep whilst still moving the interviews foreword at a cracking pace. I love their style! And as for the guests it’s a veritable who’s who of (mainly) contemporary circus. I am a fan!
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I am in love with this podcast. Thank you so much for bringing us interviews with so many amazing and talented people.