College circus groups from across the globe and across the United States are coming to Ludlow, Kentucky May 3 to 5 for Circus Mojo’s first ever International College Circus Festival. The three-day event will include performances for families, workshops for college aged students, and concluding with interviews for fun local jobs with Circus Mojo and volunteer opportunities with partner circuses abroad.
The International College Circus Festival will be held at Circus Mojo headquarters: 326 Elm St; Ludlow, Kentucky 41016.
Leading workshops and performing with public shows at the International College Circus Festival will be some of the most sought after college circus groups in the world including Gamma phi Circus (the oldest collegiate circus in the U.S.), Cirque du K Kalamazoo, Flight Club Bloomington, Flight Club Bloomington, Kibera Social Circus from Narobi (Kenya), Omar Fuentes of Mexico 's Circo Callejero, and Hidung Merah Circus from Jakarta (Indonesia).
Also performing will be 18 year old Wawan Kuriawan from an impoverished village in North Jakarta, Indonesia. Kuriawan dropped out of school in the 6th grade when his family was unable to pay for his education; and in 2009 joined the Red Nose Foundation. Circus Mojo is sponsoring his visa to study circus arts in town this summer.
Kicking off the three day event will be a welcome party Friday evening for college students. Saturday will feature two shows – a matinee and an evening performance – by the featured college circus groups for the public. (Please see below for ticket details.) And Sunday will be student workshops and interviews for jobs and overseas volunteer opportunities.
Circus Mojo is hiring college aged talent in a variety of areas including performers, photographers and videographers, community outreach, hospitality, office skills, and more.
Additionally, Circus Mojo is searching for interns (ages 18 to 22 who are high school graduates or who have a GED) to receive training in circus skills which they will be taught to adapt to social development in health and wellness fields.
Some of the company’s international partners will also be on hand at the Job Fair to interview for overseas volunteer opportunities including: Kenya Meshu Tamrat with Kibera Social Circus in Africa (just outside Narobi) and Indonesia Circus Mojo. (For a complete list, please contact Circus Mojo.)
About Circus Mojo
Founded in 2009 by former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey clown Paul Miller, Circus Mojo engages people of all ages to focus on abilities in hospitals, boardrooms, events, workshops, and other venues. With three focus areas – entertainment, education and community development – its programs and performances are designed to unlock personal talent, confidence, drive and spirit.
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Circus Mojo International College Circus Festival Specifics
Where: The Ludlow Theatre ~ Home of Circus Mojo 322 Elm Street Ludlow, Kentucky 41016
When: Friday night welcome party beginning at 8 pm (for college students)
Saturday shows for the public Matinee at 3:00
Show at 8:00
Sunday workshops and interviews beginning at 10 am
Cost: Friday welcome party – FREE
Saturday – 3 pm matinee - $5 for adults and kids are FREE
8 pm - $10 for adults and kids are $5
Tickets available at the door