Janoah anygoodjokes? captures audience attention with circus grandeur and juggling flair, guiding spectators towards performance steeped in the more minute forms of puppetry, wordplay, contemporary dance, object theatre and storytelling. janoah’s popular and variety arts fill fragile spaces, balancing presentation between childhood/adulthood, entertainment/philosophy, improv/choreography, passivity/participation, stage/street, silence/words …
Janoah’s juggling shows are inventive with props and attentive towards audience. He strolls interactively for festivals, unicycles energetically in parades and presents captivating performance for all ages on stages, in dance halls, at libraries, out on the street and everywhere circus belongs!
JANOAH anygoodjokes? Bailin learned juggling as a bored ten-year-old trapped at summer camp. He continued practicing (and quit being bored!) with the Suspenders Juggling Troupe in Falmouth (MA), dropped countless objects in his back yard, then traveled New England for two seasons with the Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour, where he dropped slightly less often. Janoah graduated in 2014 from College of the Atlantic in Maine, where he grasped at and fumbled with performance-related studies: theatre, movement, objects, puppets, film, literature, carnival, gender, etc. In past summers Janoah has taught the precarious skills of letting things fall and picking them up again at the Payomet Performing Arts Center in Truro (MA).
Janoah now instructs students near Portland (ME) how to juggle, perform and drop things playfully. He currently teaches and organizes youth programming in circus and movement at The Living Room, a creative dance space in South Portland he helped open in 2016. During the school year he choreographs and trains the Gym Dandies, a long-running unicycle/circus after-school program based in Scarborough (ME).
Janoah also performs variety arts and unicycling all over New England, leaving behind a wake of tumbled juggling props!