What do you do?

We are available to perform and teach circus arts in the Boston area, as well as nationally and internationally. Several DFC performers, including our co-founders, were featured Summer 2016 with Granite State Circus, the first woman founded and run tented circus. We are now back to booking our popular professional performers’ acts & shows, offering visiting artist workshops and consultations, and supporting our youth performance troupe. Diamond Family Circus is approved for fee support through the MassHousing TAP Resident Programs  & New England States Touring (NEST) artist grants, increasing accessibility to high quality programming for public housing & non-profit organizations.

Sampling of what’s available from Diamond Family Circus for a range of indoor and outdoor settings, along with our popular, community-building circus learning workshops:

lyra bridge

Marci on lyra

  • Cabaret-style comedic-romantic partner acrobatics; family-focused partner acrobatics; comedic 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

Posted in Performances | Leave a comment

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 Boston University. She also provides instruction or consultation in other geographic areas and settings such as camps, colleges, film, theaters, 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.

Posted in Instruction | 2 Comments

DFC provides movement consultation for theater projects

Did you know we also provide movement consultation and choreography for theater companies, and other arts programs? For example, Marci is currently the Movement Director for Moonbox Production’s “Lost at Sea” rep production of Twelfth Night and Shipwrecked! at the Boston Center for the Arts (tickets and info: http://www.moonboxproductions.org/), and Marisa served as choreographer for the circus-themed “Queens and Clowns” production in Michigan. Please contact us to discuss services and rates.

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Classes & lessons for all ages at Gravity Alternative Movement

Marci and Marisa are pleased to now offer classes, workshops, and private lessons at Gravity Alternative Movement, a new, growing circus school in the Metrowest/Boston area – founded by DFC alum Trevor Kafka! –  that provides a welcoming, supportive learning community for all ages and abilities. You can learn more and sign up for classes and workshops here: https://www.gravityalternativemovement.com/

Posted in Instruction | Leave a comment

DFC expands access via NEST grants and MassHousing TAP Resident Programs!

Diamond Family Circus LOVES providing circus arts performances and workshops with public housing residents of all ages, all over Massachusetts, though MassHousing’s TAP Resident Programs. Now, we can also offer expanded access to our programs to a wide range of non-profit organizations throughout New England, as an approved NEST program! Fee support for Diamond Family Circus may be available to nonprofit organizations through the New England States Touring (NEST) program of the New England Foundation for the Arts. Please visit www.nefa.org for more information and contact us directly to discuss…and we hope to see you down the road!

Posted in Instruction, News, Performances | Leave a comment

Yoga pizza party with Kate McKinnon shows circus is alive and well!

Circus is alive and well in the U.S., and one sign is that more DFC alums than ever have been performing circus arts in the ring and on stage in the past year (e.g., CirqueUs, Pippin national tour, Circus Harmony, Circus Smirkus, among others), and another is that circus arts are being featured more and more in major motion picture productions and commercials. In case you missed it, here is the hilariously generous Kate McKinnon trying to share her pizza with a contorting Marci Diamond : https://www.ispot.tv/ad/A7yr/mastercard-masterpass-yoga

Posted in News, Performances, Video | Leave a comment

Chispa: Let the creative spark fly!

DFC co-founder Marci Diamond and colleague Clara LaFrance have initiated “Chispa”, a monthly boundary-crossing, welcoming creative space, designed to spark, support and share new artistic works (or old favorites), by a wide variety of performers, for an all-ages audience.

Marci and J.T. even reprised their original  “Music Box” act – which they created for Granite State Circus a number of years ago –  for the very first Chispa show in Somerville, MA on 1/13/18, video here: https://youtu.be/IEW42hc8gHE!

Please see the Chispa website https://chispashow.com/ to submit an act for a future show, get tickets and venue information, or learn more.

Posted in News, Performances, Video | Leave a comment

Follow DFC on social media for current news, events, and photos

You can now follow Diamond Family Circus on social media for current events and updates:

FB: Diamond Family Circus  https://www.facebook.com/Diamond-Family-Circus-211354228892083/

Instagram: @diamondfamilycircus  http://www.imgrum.org/user/diamondfamilycircus/3284999918

Twitter: @Diamond_Circus https://twitter.com/Diamond_Circus

Posted in About, Instruction, News, Performances | Leave a comment