Maine
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Michael Menes PRODUCTIONS

Michael Menes PRODUCTIONS offers entertaining, enriching and educational variety shows, exhibits and workshops. Michael Menes is a contemporary vaudevillian who has performed all over the world. Through a combination of dance, mime, movement, character work, and technical virtuosity, he's known for his elegance, classy style, precision and originality. A juggler for 40+ years, fellow jugglers often regard Michael as a pioneer in his field. Michael has performed around the world in festivals, theaters, corporate galas, casino showrooms, television, schools and universities, and on the stages of a dozen luxury cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Holland America and Disney Cruise Lines.  His career highlights include CIRQUE du SOLEIL (TV) Solstrom Series • JUST FOR LAUGHS Comedy Festival (TV), Montreal, Quebec • Three X’s on “Le Grande Cabaret du Monde” (Prestigious TV Show) Paris, FRANCE • THE OLYMPIC ARTS FESTIVAL, Barcelona, SPAIN • TRAUMSPIELE VARIETé, GERMANY • THE INTERNATIONAL HUMOR FESTIVAL (TV) CCTV, Beijing, CHINA (200 MILLION VIEWERS ACROSS ASIA!) and many more… Michael Menes PRODUCTIONS' home base is in Western Maine, USA at the Eureka Arts Retreat & Studio. Eureka! is a space designed for rehearsals, intensive workshops, directorial services and video production. Michael is also the inventor of PARAPLAY, a drop-free juggling game that is therapeutic, relaxing and develops concentration, rhythmic skills, problem solving, and creativity as well as nurturing a hands-on appreciation of math and physics.

Additional Links: 
Please visit and subscribe to my YouTube Channel!
Top-Notch Juggler, Visual Comedian and International Variety Performer
Try Your Hands At Drop-Free Juggling!

I Have Worked With

  • October 2018

    The York County Mini-Maker Faire presented my PARAPLAY Drop-Free Juggling Interactive Exposition along with performances of expert juggling. The Maker Faire drew over 2,000 people to the Pepperell Mill Campus in Biddeford, Maine.

  • August 2018

    The Colonial Theater in Bethlehem, NH presented Michael Menes in HIGHJINKS as part of their children's summer series in August, 2018. HIGHJINKS is a family-friendly celebration of physical comedy, juggling and sketch comedy that is accessible, viusal and highly entertaining.

  • August 2018

    The South Portland Public Library presented a performance of Michael's Rockin' Juggling Show for their Summer Reading Program. The interactive show features a wide range of juggling skills that produce sound and music during a 45 minute up-close and intimate, fun program for children and families. To encourage reading, the show came bundled with a reading list of 12 fun and inspiring books about juggling and stories about juggling.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Michael
Job Title/Position: 
Touring Artist
Mailing Address: 
357 Darnit Rd.
Buckfield, ME 04220
Physical Address: 
357 Darnit Rd.
Buckfield, ME 04220
Last Name: 
Menes
Phone: 
2074409147

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Variety / Vaudeville
Additional Disciplines: 
Theater - Children's
Theater - Circus
Theater - Mime
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Variety / Vaudeville
Year Founded: 
1985
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
General Public
Nonprofits
School Groups
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Exhibitions
Performance / Concert / Reading
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
50
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Awards
Awards: 
The Founders Award, International Jugglers' Association

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Technical requirements vary depending on program booked. It is best to refer to Michael's website for technical riders on specific programs.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$350
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,500
State of Residence: 
Maine
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
1