OMG, Teatro ZinZanni Offers Circus Arts Summer Camp for Kids Aged 9-16!

Our highly*-rated Teatro ZinZanni will offer Camp ZinZanni San Francisco in July 2010. Check it:

“Camp ZinZanni San Francisco is a summer workshop presented by Teatro ZinZanni for children 9 to 16. Students learn the basics of circus arts and scene development through workshops with some of the world’s greatest cirque artists and stage technicians.”

 This is what it’ll look like:

AcroBalance + Clowning Ages 9-16

  • Dates: July 05 – July 10, 2010
  • Time: daily, 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM
  • Location: Teatro ZinZanni’s San Francisco Spiegeltent Pier 29 on The Embarcadero (at Battery).
  • Cost: $375
  • Acrobalance + Clowning gives students ages 9-16 the chance to learn the basics of floor acrobatics and balance with clowning. Under the guidance of professional performers, the students will star with tumbling and then will explore rola bola, equilibristics, unicycle, rolling globe, aerial arts and more.

    Objects in Motion + Clowning Ages 9-16

  • Dates: July 12 – July 17, 2010
  • Time: Daily, 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM
  • Location: Teatro ZinZanni’s San Francisco Spiegeltent Pier 29 on The Embarcadero (at Battery).
  • Cost: $375
  • Objects in Motion + Clowning gives students ages 9-16 the chance to learn the basics of juggling, object manipulation and clowning. Under the guidance of professional performers, students will begin each morning with juggling sessions and then explore the manipulation of objects such as yoyo’s, rings, ribbons, spinning plates, diabolo, cigar boxes, spinning clubs and hats.

    All the deets, and more after the jump

    *Man, that’s a high Yelp rating considering the large number of Yelpers (300+) who’ve posted. That’s right up there with all those Brazilian wax places, you know, the ones with owners who consider a four-star review an extreme insult.

    Teatro ZinZanni’s Managing Director, Patrick Markle, today announced that Teatro ZinZanni in San Francisco would be offering summer circus workshops for kids ages 9 – 16. The highly successful project began last year in Seattle under the banner of The ZinZanni Institute for Circus Arts (ZICA). At Camp ZinZanni, students learn the basics of circus arts and scene development through workshops with some of the world’s greatest cirque artists and stage technicians.

    “We are proud to push into new artistic territory aimed at bringing kids into meaningful, enriching contact with the world of theater, music, and circus arts of Teatro ZinZanni,” Markle stated. “These camps are designed to build skills and self-confidence through one-on-one interaction with the world class artists of the ZinZanni cast, and it’s a great way for us to reach out into the community.”

    For a period of one week, students will attend workshops conducted by Teatro Zinzanni’s resident artists, designers and technicians that illustrate how a performer’s skills help define character. Teatro ZinZanni’s performers will demonstrate what it takes “behind the scenes” to make a theatre magical.

    Tuition includes five six-hour days plus one day of final rehearsals and performance for family and friends on Saturday; direction from world-renowned performers; camp t-shirt and materials; and morning and afternoon snacks.

    On the last day of each camp, a student presentation for family and friends will be held under Teatro ZinZanni’s 100 year old red velvet spiegeltent.

    AcroBalance + Clowning
    Ages 9-16
    July 05 – July 10 daily from 9 am – 3 pm, July 10: Performance

    Acrobalance + Clowning gives students ages 9-16 the chance to learn the basics of floor acrobatics and balance with clowning. Under the guidance of professional performers, the students will start with tumbling and then will explore rola bola, equilibristics, unicycle, rolling globe, aerial arts and more.

    Objects in Motion + Clowning
    Ages 9-16
    July 12 – July 17 from 9 am to 3 pm, July 17: performance
    Objects in Motion + Clowning gives students ages 9-16 the chance to learn the basics of juggling, object manipulation and clowning. Under the guidance of professional performers, students will begin each morning with juggling sessions and then explore the manipulation of objects such as juggling balls, rings, ribbons, silk, diabolo, cigar boxes, spinning clubs and hats. Cost: $375

    The camp location is in Teatro ZinZanni’s San Francisco Spiegeltent, Pier 29 on The Embarcadero (at Battery).

    The ZinZanni Institute for Circus Arts (ZICA) is dedicated to the preservation, development and enhancement of ancient and contemporary circus arts, including Juggling, Clowning, Magic and Acrobatics with an emphasis on all aspects of performance and production. Programs range from master classes taught by resident performers to technical or artistic apprenticeships and summer camps.

    For information, and to download a sign-up application, visit www.campzinzanni.org 

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