Circus Smirkus will be celebrating their 30th anniversary throughout 2017, and there will be a plethora of exciting programs and performances to honor this achievement. Invited by the Smithsonian Institute to take part in their own festivities for the 50th Anniversary of the American Folklife Festival, Circus Smirkus will be performing on one of the most prestigious stages in the country: the National Mall in Washington DC. In 2017, Smirkus will also be partnering with world-renowned Cirque du Soleil as well as other accredited organizations in a year-long study demonstrating how Circus Smirkus' School Residencies help students and faculty reach educational goals, inspire confidence, and rethink the way schools approach arts education, emotional learning, and more. Learn more about Smirkus Residencies to see if this program could be a good match for your local school or organization. Vermont Design Works looks forward to working with Smirkus for another year to assist them in realizing their print design and web development goals for this important celebratory year. We will collaborate on print collateral including posters, show programs, postcards, and more. We also will continue to maintain their website and partner with their team to make further user interface and web design enhancements. Follow Smirkus to keep up with all of their incredible acts that are sure to come this year!