What do you do?

We are available to perform in the Boston area, as well as nationally and internationally. Sampling of what’s available for a range of indoor and outdoor settings:

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Marci on lyra

  • Cabaret-style comedic-romantic partner acrobatics; family-focused partner acrobatics; comedic cooking contortion; and a range of beautiful professional aerial acts from tango lyra and lyrical trapeze to rock, broadway and techno…as well as varied ambient and roving circus entertainment.
Marisa Trevor and Doug

Diamond Family Circus Youth Troupe supports Brandeis-ACS Relay for Life 2011

 

 

 

 

 

  • Youth performance troupe: roving performers, balloon twisting, juggling of all types, aerial acts, acrobatics and more!

The Diamonds are available for work in films under SAG agreements (including student films). They can also provide workshops in conjunction with performances. Visit our contact page to inquire!

Hector and Lola

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How can I learn to do that?

Marci Contortion

Film set photo of Marci by Rob Eckle and Kyle Daly

Currently, Marci offers group classes, special workshops, or private lessons for a range of ages and abilities in Massachusetts at Aircraft Aerial Arts and Overhead Arts. She also provides instruction or consultation in other geographic areas and settings such as camps, colleges, film, theater, and studios.  She is happy to provide details and references upon request.

Marci is an experienced instructor-coach in: flexibility, core strength, and conditioning; basic contortion; solo and duo acrobatics; lyra (aerial hoop); solo and duo trapeze; performance development and improvement; and other circus arts. She works with each individual’s strengths, goals, and needs, nurturing a safe learning environment for serious fun, discovery, and progress.

Marci’s teacher training includes completion of the Advanced Trapeze Teacher Training at the New England Center for Circus Arts, Circus Arts Therapy Training at Carrie Heller’s Circus Arts Institute, Circus Yoga- Ring One, and prior certification as a high school teacher. She is an active participant in the American Youth Circus Organization, including the AYCO Educators’ Conferences and national and regional festivals.

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Circus Sock Hop 3/16 at Aircraft Aerial Arts

Grab your poodle skirt or pomade, and check it out: www.somervilleartscouncil.org/artsunion/2013/aerial. Marci, Teresa, Marisa, Rose, Doug and many more will be performing with Aircraft colleagues…and we hope to see you dancing your socks off there!

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Youth Troupe Supports Community-building

Diamond Family Youth Troupe

Diamond Family Youth Troupe Photo by Jim Walker

Diamond Family Circus provides youth leadership and performance opportunities through sponsorship of an incredible troupe of talented 15-21 year old circus friends, or as they call themselves, “FRiNDS”. Working hard as a team, they develop interactive performances that inspire, entertain and engage people at community and special events. These have included: Brandeis Relay for Life, Bentley University Homecoming Festival, Waltham Riverfest, Miles for SMILES Mentoring, the REACH Beyond Domestic Violence Neighborhood Festivals and Waltham Farmer’s Market. The troupe was especially proud to collaborate with Clowns Without Borders at the Life is Good Festival in 2011, which raised over a million dollars for Playmakers Foundation. Troupe members have included: Rose Taylor, Menli McCreight, Trevor Kafka, Eliana “Llama” Dunlap, Doug Stewart, Ivy Blake, Marisa Diamond, Grace Gershenfeld, Max Ribbans, Michal Leiberman, and many of their family members who have served as crew, drivers, and much more, in support of the troupe.

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Life is Good…with circus play!

Diamond Family Circus is proud to have performed at the Life Is Good Festival for the last couple of years with Clowns Without Borders, in support of the LIG Playmakers Foundation. See what some of the festival artists had to say, and add your thoughts about optimism and the power of play here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygr1i8m_j_A

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Mika Tajima Collaboration: DeCordova Museum Fall Exhibit Preview

Fantastic collaboration as featured performers with multimedia artist Mika Tajima and contortionist Chris Oakley at the fall exhibits preview of the DeCordova Museum.

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