Maine
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
janoah...anygoodjokes?

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!

 

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excerpt from SpinS, performed at FAB 2018

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Janoah
Job Title/Position: 
juggler...ist, unicyclist...er, fool...ish!
Physical Address: 
30 Central Ave
Peaks Island, ME 04108
Last Name: 
Bailin
Phone: 
508.388.4329

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Humanities - Philosophy
Multi-Disciplinary
Theater - Children's
Theater - Circus
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Improv
Theater - Puppet
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Storytelling
Theater - Variety / Vaudeville
Year Founded: 
2014
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
French
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Venue Rental
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
40
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
International Jugglers' Association
Unicycling Society of America
Education: 
BA in Human Ecology, College of the Atlantic
Awards: 
New England Dance Fund Grantee/Alum Network
Maine Arts Commission Project Grant for Artists
Maine Arts Commission Fellowship (Performing Arts)
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
sound system
15x20' stage or performance space
12' ceiling
Fee Range Minimum: 
$300
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,000
State of Residence: 
Maine
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Physical Education
Dance
Theater
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Certifications / Training: 
Maine Arts Commission Teaching Artist
Fee Range Minimum: 
$150
Fee Range Maximum: 
$600