Diamond Family Circus is a multigenerational "troupe" of performing and teaching artists, founded by mother-daughter team Marci Diamond (M.P.A., SAG-AFTRA, AEA) and Marisa Diamond (B.F.A.), to provide circus arts-based performances, workshops, residencies and consultation.
Marci and Marisa and their circus colleagues enjoy sharing the the joy of circus with people of all abilities, ages, and backgrounds, and intentionally incorporate their training and experience in education, circus arts therapy, social & adaptive circus, youth development, film & theater production, and public health & injury prevention into their work.
DFC prides itself on customizing engaging, safe, interactive, professional ground based (juggling, physical comedy/clown, partner acrobatics & pyramids, hooping, feather balancing, etc.) and/or aerial (static trapeze, aerial hoop, silks) circus arts entertainment and education for diverse audiences, from children and families to adult learners. Simple related craft projects can be included, such as "make your own juggling balls," so that participants can have equipment to take home and practice. For aerial arts, rigging can be arranged in many venues or our 18' freestanding aerial rig rental may be provided for an additional fee.
Based in Massachusetts, DFC has brought the joyful community-building magic of circus from Alaska to New Zealand via schools, filmmakers, universities, libraries, festivals, dance studios, theater productions/programs, businesses, sexual and domestic violence programs, museums, nursing homes, summer camps, public housing and recreation programs. Our programs support curriclum frameworks and standards in character education, STEM, HSS, PE, and more. Whether performing, teaching or consulting, we love sharing the joy, creativity, teamwork, resilience, and healing human connection found in performing, learning and teaching circus arts.
We can arrange anything from one-woman 20 minute show, a roving troupe or ambient performer for an hour, a class period workshop, a consultation to integrate circus arts into a theatrical or film production, or a month-long teaching artist residency. We can even offer some services via Zoom (teleconference)!
Fees vary and are negotiable depending on the circumstances, specific services requested, number of performers and/or teaching artists, travel involved, your funders' requirements, etc. We often can offer discounts for small non-profits, Title I schools, and social justice focused projects. Please contact us to discuss how we can help create incredibly memorable and joyful events and workshops that work for you and your community!