World Circus Day 2013

The fourth annual World Circus Day came on a beautiful spring day here in Texas. There were blue skies, plenty of sunshine, and a barrage of circus performers invading Eastside Plaza in Richardson! For the last four years, SpinFest has been recognized by the World Circus Federation for being an amazing circus playdate in the …
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Coming to an ArtWalk near you!

The Circus Freaks are proud to announce their partnership with the Gallery at Midtown! Starting May 18th, we’ll have a different group of performers roaming the galleries each month. Come out after SpinFest for food trucks, live music, fine art and the weirdest bunch of clowns ever to invade an art gallery. Midtown ArtWalk Every …
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Open (Stage) Advice For Fraidy Cats

Dear Russ, Have you ever been afraid of the stage? If so how did you overcome your fear even if only for a moment? Signed, Fraidy Cat Dear Fraidy Cat, First, a confession: Part of my reason for creating the Open Stage was to help me get over a near crippling case of stage fright. …
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Frightmare for Freaks!

Texas Frightmare Weekend has invited our “Nightmare Season” characters to come play a few months early this year! Keep your eyes peeled during the convention for Mr. Deville, Monkey “Evil-er than usual” Jacks and more of the spooky side of the Circus Freaks.

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World Circus Day 2013

The World Circus Federation has recognized our monthly circus social, SpinFest, as an official World Circus Day event! Celebrated on and around the third Saturday each April, World Circus Day is a special day for families all over the world to celebrate the magic of the circus. Stage a special event, take a kid to …
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Circus Freaks invade YouTube!

We’ve launched our official YouTube channel with a highlight reel from Dallas’ Busk-A-Move!

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On A Rainy Busking Day In Dallas…

Saturday’s busking day dawned cold and gray over downtown Dallas, but that did not stop our brave Circus Freaks! A stalwart team of clowns and carnies invaded their usual spot in Pegasus Plaza in a storm of red and black, brandishing hula hoops, juggling clubs and other implements of boredom destruction. The rains eventually chased …
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Art&Seek – Busking Day

In many major cities, street performers are a part of the sidewalk scenery. In Downtown Dallas? Not so much. But that could soon change as local buskers are banding together to bring a vibrant street scene downtown… Stephen Becker, Art&Seek Full article and radio clip available here

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Happy Holidays

From all of us in the Creative Motion community, the Circus Freaks performing troupe and regulars at the Open Stage, have a fantastic holiday season! After tonight’s Orphan Stage, our regularly scheduled events will return in January. Cheers from the big top, Russ Sharek Director, Circus Freaks photo by Matt Vanecek

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I, Roustabear

Some of you may be familiar with the oh-so-elusive (and possibly metaphorical) Circus Freaks elephant. Some of you may be aware that the Circus Freaks have a guy to call for a show-quality llama. Some of you may even be privy to the acquaintance of Glitter, the Circus Freaks performing lion who is definitely real …
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