Circus Arts (Workshop)

If you can’t run away from home and join the circus, why not turn your home into one? Circus arts often require special equipment or space in order to get started, but in this workshop you can start learning right from home! Join multidisciplinary circus performer Chris Murdoch in a two-part juggling workshop, where you’ll make your own juggling balls and then learn how to get one, two, and three objects dancing through the air. Plus, he’ll even teach you some other tricks you can do with everyday objects. Chris has been teaching prop manipulation at CircusWest for eight years, and his 15 years on stage has seen him perform with fire, isolation hoop, dragonstaff, fans, juggling balls, clubs, acrobatics, a skirt, and even some bad magic.

Workshop Leader: Chris Murdoch
Country: BC/Canada
Workshop length: 45 minutes
Ages: All Ages (Grades K-12)
Recommended supplies:

  • 6 balloons
  • 3 tennis balls
  • Rice, birdseed or millet
  • Plastic wrap
  • Electrical tape
  • Scissors
  • Large sheet of paper (newsprint)

Ways to Watch & Listen

Live Online
Watch a live performance at home or in your classroom and access the recorded performance from 9 am the day after.
Pre-recorded Online
Watch a pre-recorded online performance at home or in your classroom. Available until Sunday, June 13th at 8pm.

Show Times

Live online

Monday, May 31 Live online tickets
9:30 – 10:15 am

Pre-recorded video

Available starting Watch until Pre-recorded video tickets
Tuesday, June 1 at 9:00 am 8:00 pm on Sunday, June 13

How to Watch

This Online Workshop is included with your Show Ticket. No registration is required. Once you purchase a Show ticket, further instructions will be sent in early May and the viewing link will be emailed 24 hours (or the day) before the live online workshop series begins.