The 7th Annual Circus for Arts in the Schools will once again feature former stars from Cirque du Soleil and the Pickle Family Circus, as well as other amazing acts from the circus world. There will be two shows on November 6, one at 1:00 p.m. and another at 4:00 p.m.
Performances this year include Cirque du Soleil veterans: Jaron Hollander, who, with Slater Penney, just won "Best of Fringe" at this year's San Francisco Fringe Festival with their comedy duet "Submarine". Excepts from “Submarine”, called "inspired madcap physical comedy" by Rob Hurwitt of the Chronicle, will be in this year’s Circus for Arts. Marcie Brown, who played cello in "O", the most popular show in Las Vegas; Ben Johnson, who toured with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus before joining Cirque du Soleil and Jeff Raz, who was the lead character in "Corteo" for over 500 performances in the U.S. and Japan. Circus for the Arts is the brainchild of Raz, whose youngest son attends fourth grade at Otis School.
Thanks to the generosity of the performers, who donate their time and talent to put on the Circus, and to volunteers, who provide the administrative and organizational support, all proceeds from the Circus go directly to funding arts education in Alameda.