Circus Legend Michael Chirrick Gives Ball Spinning Workshop

Ball Spinning Workshop with Michael Chirrick

Saturday April 21st, 2018
10:30am-1pm

World Renowned Performer, master ball spinner and true innovator in the circus world, Michael Chirrick brings his decades of skill to teach you how to ball spin, or diddle as it also called, on your little finger. Michael's

humble approach to this fun art will give beginners the confidence to learn how to spin a ball on the tip of their finger. Students with more experience can learn how to spin a ball on their finger on each hands simultaneously. Michael is also a master juggler and object manipulator, and advanced students can learn how to perfect the art of balancing objects while juggling, or diddling.

This workshop is going to be a lot of fun, so don’t miss your chance to work with a true pioneer in the circus world and legend of our time. For ages 12 & up.
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MICHAEL HAS TAKEN HIS ACT TO OVER 80 COUNTRIES, ALL 50 STATES

Michael Chirrick comes from show business ancestry. Both his mother, Lottie Brunn and his uncle, Francis Brunn achieved international recognition during their long and illustrious careers. In keeping with family tradition, Michael constantly strives to achieve high levels of excellence. Michael has been has been performing since 1969, and by the time he was 21 years old, he had already toured the world with his act. He got his career start by touring with the world famous HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS variety show where he did two US tours, three European tours, and two world tours.

In the 1970's, Michael and the family troupe were performing regularly on cruise ships, having already tapped this new venue for juggling acts long before the cruise ship boom. Sometimes they performed on ships with no dressing rooms, no backstage area and ceiling heights under 7 ft. They were true pioneers in every sense. Michael himself was the first juggler to perform a backward roll / somersault while spinning a ball in each hand, and a third ball balanced on a mouth stick. Michael has worked every type of venue a variety act can, including Cruise Ships, Night Spots, Revue Shows, Theaters, Circuses, and Sport Shows. Other highlights include opening for Debbie Reynolds numerous times, performing for Princess Grace at the Circus Festival of Monaco, and performing on The Dinah Shore Show. He has also received the Award of Excellence from the International Jugglers Association.

October 2017 saw Michael celebrate his 48th year on Stage.

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755 Frederick St, 94117
San Francisco
21 April , Saturday 10:30

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