Svindelic member, Michael Bauer was named Artist in Residence at the Muse Circus School in Brooklyn, allowing him the space and resources to make new work. Michael, in connection with Loom Ensemble Theater group, led a devised process to create a show called “How I Show Up.” This show mixes dance, circus, original music and story telling to illustrate the themes of feminism, privilege, and the finality of death.
Randy Kato is interviewed about his passion for the Cyr Wheel.
The stage may be tight for Cyr Wheel at the House of Yes, but Michael Bauer proves its possible! Art + Air is a show produced at House of Yes about famous artists of the 18th and 19th centuries told through circus acts. Michael Bauer performs clown/cyr wheel piece at the artist Toulouse Lautrec.
photo: Yechiel Michael Husarsky
Jacob’s Pillow Dance is America’s most prestigious and longest-running international dance festival, and this year it will host Spun.
A blend of dance, physical comedy, and Cyr wheel, Spun follows a character and his ability to overcome his struggles with the help of others. The work is created by dancer, choreographer, and world championship competitor for the U.S. in wheel gymnastics Courtney Giannone and current Broadway performer (Fiddler on the Roof) Jonathan Windham.
Randy recently competed for Team USA in the 2016 Wheel Gymnastics World Championships held in Cincinnati, OH. He placed 5th in the Technical Program, and 6th in the Free Program, earning 6th place overall.
Svindelic partner Harold Moeller also joined in the journey to cheer Randy on and attend Turnfest, the wheel and circus event taking place in conjunction with the World Championships.
It was an incredible experience to meet, re-unite, and play with some of the best wheelers in the world!
We’d like to congratulate the incredibly hard working and talented performers at Friends Academy on their fabulous production of Jekyll & Hyde.
Randy coached and choreographed the six Hydes in Cyr wheel (which is used as the transformational device / portal between good and evil). In just two short months these young performers mastered numerous moves and became performance-ready, pulling off things that advanced spinners would find intimidating: three wheels spinning simultaneously in a small space surrounded by props and other cast, precise duet manipulations culminating in an acrobatic neck-snapping murder, singing while spinning, duo spinning on one wheel…with the two performers having a height difference of about two feet! Bravo!
We’re welling up with pride as one of our most loyal students took to the stage at Brooklyn AirSpace’s Student Showcase for her first Cyr wheel performance. And she killed it!