CircusCape Variety show featuring Alexandre Pich and Erin Stephens

Monday, July 23rd, 7pm
For one night only! Payomet CircusCape presents this special program of Object Manipulation, Juggling, Acrobatics, Comedy and More.  
Renowned guest artists Alexandre Pich (France) and Erin Stephens (California) bring their acts to the Payomet Big Top in collaboration with our 2018 CircusCape team for what promises to be an unforgettable show for all ages. 
show time:  7-8pm
Meet the performers...
Picture of Pich
Alexandre Pich has been working on the exploration of manipulation and movement of balls, hoops and batons for almost 20 years. From his research, he has created cabaret numbers, a popular science show for children, manipulation conferences and some living art installations. He is the instigator of the collective Piryokopi which created the 8 hands manipulation show "très très très". Pich regularly teaches graphic manipulation with geometrical objects at all levels, from circus schools (Academie Fratellini, Paris) to novice workshops around the world (Japan, Mexico, Europe). 
picture of Erin Stephens
Erin Stephens is a small town mountain girl from California, who spends her time organizing juggling events around the world and performing along the way as she does so.
She is the founder and director of the International Juggling Association Regional Competitions and recently formed her new company, Tricky Chicks. She is also a social media consultant for juggling and circus companies and is currently writing her first book, titled “Something Extraordinary”.
picture of Teddy Ment
Gabrielle 'Teddy' Ment started doing circus in 2007 as a youth troupe member in the Amazing Grace Circus in Nyack, New York, where she gained a foundation in clowning and other circus disciplines. In 2012 she started studying at the New England Center for Circus Arts and in 2014 graduated from their Intensive Professional Training Program. Ment has performed for the past 5 years nationally in New England, the Midwest and the Tristate area. Internationally she has studied circus and performed in Toulouse, France and Nairobi, Kenya. She is one half of the acrobatic performing duo Teddy & Eleanor. When not hanging upside-down from her toes, Teddy enjoys hiking, gardening, surfing and being in the great outdoors. Unsurprisingly, she is now attending Oberlin College in Ohio to study Environmental Studies and Dance!
picture of Eleanor Getz
Eleanor Getz began her movement training at Canyon Concert Ballet in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she became a company member in 2007. She trained at the Kansas City Ballet summer intensive, Snowy Range Dance Festival, the Richmond Ballet Summer Intensive, and the American Dance Festival, and earned her BFA in Modern Dance and Choreography in 2012 from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia. She discovered aerials in 2012 and trained with Host of Sparrows Aerial Dance in Richmond. Following college, Eleanor completed the Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Professional Training Program in Boulder, Colorado, earning a certification in aerial dance performance. With her peers from the FFP Professional Training Program, Eleanor established Rabble Dance Collective in 2013. Later that year she began training and performing at the New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA), in Brattleboro, Vermont, where she completed both the Intensive Year Program and the Professional Track program. Eleanor is one half of the acrobatic performing duo, Teddy & Eleanor and she currently specializes in performing and teaching the lyra, trapeze, stilting and partner acrobatics. 
picture of Trevor Pearson
Trevor Pearson has been juggling professionally for about 20 years, performing and instructing throughout New England, and beyond. In addition to his instructional work with Payomet in Truro and Wellfleet, Trevor has taught juggling on Cape for Wellfleet Elementary, Orleans Elementary, The Laurel School. Chatham Middle School, Harwich Recreation, Nauset Youth Alliance, and the KABOOM and ECEC programs at Eastham Elementary, among others.  Off-Cape, Trevor has recently led juggling and object manipulation workshops for Oberlin College, Tufts University, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Wildfire Spinning and Fire Arts Retreat.
picture of Edgar Ortiz
Edgar Ortiz is originally from California. His passion for circus arose from his background in springboard diving and marching band. His circus journey began on a flying trapeze rig in Santa Monica.  Ever since he has indulged his love of flipping, falling and spinning by expanding his circus skills. He completed two years of Professional Track programs at the New England Center for Circus Arts.  He has recently been touring with Mirage: A Circus Life, which he helped to create and in which he performed partner acrobatics, juggling, german wheel and chinese pole. Edgar has found his passions in circus arts and loves nothing more than to share it with others through both performance and instruction.
photo of Aubrey Clinedinst
Aubrey Clinedinst is from the New York City area. Aubrey began clowning around at an early age, but she began to pursue it professionally with Commedia dell'Arte studies in Italy. After getting her B.A. in theatre with a concentration in performance and costume design from Goucher College, Aubrey channeled these two passions into the study of puppetry, going on to attend the O'Neill National Puppetry Conference twice. She also performed as both a clown and puppeteer for the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre and LaMaMa Kids. Wanting to develop this love of clown and puppetry further, she returned to Italy to get her M.F.A. in Physical Theatre from the Accademia dell'Arte. Here, Aubrey deepened her study of Commedia, red-nose clown, bouffon, and LeCoq, while also getting the chance to attend circus school where she focused on juggling. Aubrey has now returned to the New York clown and puppet scene.


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