Circuit Network was founded in 1984 by four contemporary solo choreographers seeking joint management services. By 1987, each of these artists had acquired the infrastructure to produce their home seasons and independently manage their organizations. Nola Mariano was hired to create a national touring program as part of the services Circuit offered. Over the past two decades Circuit has been instrumental in the successful careers of such well-known artists as Contraband, Culture Clash, Guillermo Gómez-Peña/La Pocha Nostra, and James Luna, booking national and international engagements, providing organizational development services, and working with represented artists and venues to produce events locally in San Francisco.
In January 2006, Circuit doubled its capacity by hiring Elisabeth Beaird as co-director, enabling the organization to enhance both its earned and contributed revenue through increased booking for our roster artists, fundraising for project development, and more effective financial management. Composer/musician Miya Masaoka joined the roster in July 2006; in 2008, Circuit added media artist John Jota Leaños, Butoh choreographer Ledoh/Salt Farm, and performance artist Kristina Wong.
In 2009, Circuit Network relocated our offices to Project Artaud in the Mission District of San Francisco. Within this lively and stimulating environment, we are committed to strengthening our relationships with past and future presenting partners. You can expect to be treated as a VIP by Circuit Network, defined by us as those who share a common Vision, Integrity and Purpose in bringing artists to their communities.
Since joining our roster, Circuit Network’s affiliated artists have appeared at such prestigious venues as the Getty Villa, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, BAM Next Wave Festival, Yale University, Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the Mark Taper Forum, Arizona State University’s Gammage Theatre, the Venice Biennale, El Museo del Barrio, La Jolla Playhouse, Detroit Institute of the Arts, South Coast Repertory, London’s Tate Modern, Arena Stage, Boston College…and many others.
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