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David...

Assembles

explores     

          sketches

             sculpts

fabricates

combines

...drops.


David Chervony's works focus on the connections between objects and the body, and between the performer and the audience. Fueled by the excitement of discovery and the desire for surprise, David performs unexpected and moving juggling art.

With a background in circus and theatre, David’s diverse skill set not only makes him a unique solo performer, but a valuable member of a variety of ensembles. He has performed in operas, juggling festivals, and puppet-filled haunted houses. Contact him to see how his abilities would suit your next endeavor.

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Furthermore, David is a highly trained circus educator. He taught circus arts for three years at the International School of Louisiana and has led workshops at the American Youth Circus Organization Festival. If you want your kids practicing and playing outside, or to pump up your office community in a new way, consider booking David to teach a juggling workshop!

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He was creative, captivating and talented! The audience, comprised of all ages, loved it!
— Chicago Hauntings
 
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RECENT

The walls of harrow house, rough house

Running for a month in the basement of the Chopin Theater, David was a puppeteer of several grotesque puppets in this haunting immersive theatre experience.

Heels over head, Actors gymnasium

A monthly show of physical comedy and theatre that showcased David’s moving and personal piece about loss, “Zero-Sum.”

the drifter, Michelle l’amour

A speakeasy that has live performances throughout the evening, David brought some surrealist juggling with his most popular act, “Leg.”

 

UPCOMING

Circus in progress, Actors gymnasium

Actors Gymnasium’s annual fundraiser which features some of Chicago’s best circus artists. David will be performing his piece, “Puppet/Puppet,” accompanied by musician and collaborator Matt Riggen.

An evening with comedy dance: CHicago, The Empty bottle

David will perform his comedy juggling piece, “Of Three Minds,” alongside the hilarious antics of Chicago’s silliest dancers.

Mystique, OPUS OPERA

An evening of opera and circus arts at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans, LA with Elizabeth Rose, Gretchen Ernst, Glenna Broderick and others. David will be the MC, performing solo juggling, and clowning with Jean Claudio.

 
 
David’s professionalism is matched only by his one-of-a-kind content. It’s always a pleasure to have his bright energy in the room, and I can always count on a clean, fascinating, and brilliantly structured act.
— Madisen Dempsey, Heels Over Head
 
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PIECES

 
   Of Three Minds

Of Three Minds


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LEg

Two clubs, a diabolo, and a mannequin leg assemble and disassemble in more and more tenuous ways. 

Of three minds

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by Wallace Stevens is interpreted by a frenetic professor with a juggling hobby. 

Turn back

Three clubs assist the arms and hands with catching themselves in various configurations.

Pop variety

A fun and light diabolo and club juggling act.



COllaborations with matt riggen


Puppet/puppet

The musician controls the drumset controls the juggler controls the diabolo controls the juggler controls the drumset controls the musician. 

 

Suspensions

PVC pipes, buckets, and balls form the setting of a growling bass clarinet descent. 

 

Badumch

A traditional performance falls apart until the audience falls silent.


 
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Puppet/Puppet

 
 
 
 

CONTACT

David performs on stages, in art galleries, and for corporate events and parties. If you need a one-of-a-kind performer or a person to teach you how to juggle for your next performance, please fill out the form below.