The VIVA Fest TALKS

VIVA Fest TALKS are hosted by industry professionals, casting agents, circus organizations, and circus schools. They are free for all VIVA Fest participants and coaches. You do not need to register for these sessions. They will be located in the upstairs mezzanine which can be accessed via the stairs in the entrance lobby of The VIVA Fest. 

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CircusTalk: your career marketplace

FRIDAY APRIL 15th 3PM

Come ready to sharpen the tools in your career toolkit, and learn how CircusTalk, the online career platform for circus and performing arts,  can help. CircusTalk CEO and career coach Stacy Clark will share tips and tricks on how to make your online profile stand out, what to include in a demo video, why a self-tape is important to talent seekers, and what to include in your resume. Put a spotlight on your career!

CHAT with a Cirque du Soleil Casting Agent

SATURDAY APRIL 16th 10AM

What do the Cirque du Soleil casting agents look for? How does the Cirque du Soleil audition process work? Chat with Charlie Burrows from the Cirque du Soleil casting team and ask all your questions!

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San Diego Circus Center : Preparatory and ProTrack program

FRIDAY APRIL 15th 2PM

In this session Jean-Luc Martin will discuss San Diego Circus Center nine month preparatory and 2 year ProTrack programming for 2022/23. Jean-Luc will be happy to answer any questions. 

For more information on these programs please go to: https://sandiegocircuscenter.org/academy/ 

Destination Training at NECCA

FRIDAY APRIL 15th 11:30AM

Come chat with staff from New England Center for Circus Arts about their programs short to long, self-directed to full curriculum - available for anyone interested in deepening their circus journey. You will learn about their month-to-month Residency program, their multi-week Summer Intensive & Performance Boot Camps, and their ProTrack 3 year professional training program.

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Get to know the ACA (American Circus Alliance)

THURSDAY APRIL 14th 1:30PM - 2:30PM

Want to know more about a nation-wide organization founded to support circus workers?  With over 500 members in its first year, American Circus Alliance members network between performers and talent buyers, advocate for elevating the position of circus in funding circles, offer free seminars to members on topics like insurance, tent raising, self producing, grant writing and auditioning, and so much more!  Meet the ACA and ask us questions and tell us what we can do for you!

Let's meet and greet! KORELEO

SATURDAY APRIL 16th 2:00PM

Visit Koreleo, who's compression-based leo's offer unprecedented support, help tame inflammation, and accelerate recovery. Learn how and why compression protects and restores muscle tissue so that you can perform for a lifetime.

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Meet Casting from Celebrity Cruises

FRIDAY APRIL 15th 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Come chat with a member of the Celebrity Cruises casting team. Ask all your questions and learn about working on a cruise ship.