Please allow me to introduce myself...
My name is Michael Menes (pronounced "men ~ ness"). I'm an American variety-arts performer and visual artist based in the Northeastern United States. I've toured professionally for over thirty years as an innovative juggler, mime and physical comedian both home and abroad. Over the past couple of years I've toured extensively in Europe and South America with the cruise line Royal Caribbean as a guest entertainer. When not touring, I work developing my private studio facility in rural Maine. The studio supports my touring work, collaborations, workshops, training, photography, video and other creative projects.
I hope you enjoy poking around my "Planet Michael" website. Be sure to visit the About Me Page to read about how I got started in show business and the arts.
About My Site
As an unconventional public figure, my site draws over 50,000 visitors each year ranging from fans to curiosity seekers, from fine art presenters to booking agents, from collaborators to publishing clients. Hopefully everyone coming to the site will find something of value. There's information on my live touring work, my rehearsal studio, my publishing services, and my photography work. In the upper right hand corner, you can also find links to the social media platforms I frequent... my company page on Facebook, my YouTube, my link to Twitter, etc. I also keep my tour calendar and promotional materials here as well.
Impressed with the site?
Read more about my electronic publishing services here. I created this site using Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop CS6 and Cascading Style Sheets. My hosting partner is FatCow. Their servers run on 100% renewable wind energy and they offer a very user friendly and competitive service. Contact me if you plan to purchase their plan and I will receive a $10 credit.
My exotic travel photography can now be purchased or licensed on line through my Zenfolio service. There are a lot of cool options for ordering stunning photographs from around the world. Click the Zenfolio icon below to browse, order prints, canvas wraps, or beautiful aluminum metal prints for your home or office. New photo galleries are being added every week. Unique images only available from Michael Menes, The Eye of the Juggler!
Search My Site & Blogs
Still can't find what you're looking for? Try a search of my entire website and blogs through a custom Google search here.
February Cruising on Oceania's Regatta
I'm back at sea for the month of February with a contract on Oceania's Regatta in South America. This is my first time working for Oceania as a guest entertainer. Oceania features a luxurious and intimate cruising experience with smaller ships able to access the less frequented, smaller ports. The highlight of the trip will be two consecutive overnights in wonderful Rio de Janeiro.
What's it like out on the big cruise ships? Click here to read all about my cruising career in a proxy interview, "20 Years at Sea".
Maine Collaborative Space Nearing Completion
In December and January, I worked full time on the third floor putting in wiring, insulating, and drywalling. It's now ready for finishing work: mudding, sanding and painting. Great to get this work done in the off-season so that by summer the space can be in full swing creatively!
Last year, I installed a beautiful 1200 square foot sprung hard wood dance floor in the main studio and completed construction on the rear entrance and fire escape.
Getting the floor in was a major step towards creating the kind of inspirational retreat space I've wanted to achieve in rural Maine.
To read more about the studio, click here.
New: Aluminum Art
Decorate Your Home Or Office With An Original Limited Edition Metal Wall Print from The Eye of the Juggler.
My photography, now hosted by Zenfolio, is available in the United States and Canada as high definition aluminum art. Available in sizes up to 24 by 36 inches, these .45" thick aluminum photo panels have rounded corners and are coated with a durable gloss finish. Images are also available on traditional photo paper at lower prices or on gallery style canvas wraps. Click here to see the Image-of-the-Week... Arriving in Rio de Janeiro.
My new book, Momentum, is a simple, direct guidebook for building success in any project.
I have condensed the most essential key points of my working philosophy into this fast-reading, practical little book. It will be available as a PDF download for a small fee. Excerpts of the book will be available as a free download. Read more about the book here.
I publish an electronic newsletter four times a year. Click here to read my most recent eNEWSLETTER. If you'd like to sign up to receive my enews, use the form below. Don't worry. Your email address is secure and you are free to unsubscribe at any time.
I had so much stuff it wouldn't fit all on one page! So I made a PAGE 2 for the really juicy stuff!
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