THE POINT brings the circus to the South Bronx through one-of-a-kind Cirque du Monde social circus workshops and live circus performances.
I. Social Circus
Drop-In Class & No Beef Thursdays
Through THE POINT's South Bronx Food Justice and Active Living Initiative, young people are leading the effort to improve food access and encourage active living at the neighborhood level while also organizing community members to advocate for lasting policy changes. A core project component, No Beef Thursdays is a weekly event that provides free healthy meals to young people and their families at THE POINT's Community Cafe in combination with arts and academic programming. Project partners including Bascom Catering, Blank Plate and THE POINT's Cirque du Monde social circus program help create this opportunity for community members to dine together and to create systemic change one healthy bite at a time. .
II. Circus Events
Young Audience Series
III. Hire a Circus Coach, Support The Bronx!
THE POINT's Circus Instructors
Jill Maglio (Cirque du Monde Coach Coordinator) has been a member of the Cirque teaching team since 2010. Jill is an Occupational Therapist, whose published thesis was on Circus & Occupational Therapy (Dec. 2008), and circus performer who comes to THE POINT with a fresh perspective and passion for social circus from down under. She has worked with a variety of programs internationally with responsibilities varying from program development, program facilitation/co-facilitation and evaluation. These include: M’loptapang Center for Street Children, Circus Oz Disability Project, Epic Arts Cambodia, Holistic Circus Therapies, Westside Circus - JUMP JET program and R.E.A.C.H (which she created from the ground up).
Victor Vauban Junior, actor, dancer and circus performer is originally from Brazil, and settled in New York City in 2003. He began his professional training in circus performing and Capoeira as a teenager at the Escola Nacional de Circo (Rio de Janeiro 1988), and has pursued the performing arts as a career since. He has performed with a number of international circus companies such as: UniverSoul Circus, Gran Circus Norte-American, Beto Carrero Show, and Gran Bartholo Circus. Victor is an eternal admirer of the Afro-Brazilian culture and is always willing to share his passion for arts with his students, friends and community.