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Zen Arts Goes Hollywood at Seth McFarlane’s Post-Oscar Bash

On February 24th, cinematic royalty descended on the Dolby Theater for Hollywood’s biggest night, the 85th Academy Awards. But the real buzz surrounded the after parties – particularly the exclusive celebration hosted by the master of the evening himself, Mr. Seth McFarlane. Of course, Zen Arts was on hand for the extremely private event, engaging the crowd in […]

Zen Arts Presents Cirque Du Santa for The Americana Tree Lighting Ceremony

When Zen Arts descended on the Americana at Brand in 2011 to captivate crowds at the annual Christmas tree lighting, a new standard was set in holiday celebrations. So naturally, Zen Arts was asked back for an encore in November 2012, wowing its audience with a Christmas production that far surpassed expectations. Akin to a […]

From Desert to Sea: the Journey of Zen Arts Founder Doug Miller

Many people spend the majority of their lives looking for their passion, that one thing that gets them up in the morning and excited about the day ahead. For some that passion may involve making a lasting mark on this planet in the allotted few decades we call a lifetime. For others their passion lies […]

Artist Spotlight: Afrojack

Whether you’re a clubber, a gym rat, or a low-volume-playing-cubicle-inhabiting-corporate soldier…there’s no doubting you’ve heard his trademark bouncing beats. Since early 2010 Afrojack has turned the house music scene upside-down, leading the wave of the Dirty Dutch invasion, a subgenre of house music that has become popular in recent years, distinguished by its heavy drops, […]

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Zen Arts Parties with Paparazzi Princess Paris!

On February 16th, Zen Arts’ favorite event planning company Nightvision Entertainment threw a birthday bash at an exclusive and concealed Bel Air mansion for reality TV star, celebutante, and paparazzi-favorite Paris Hilton. The birthday girl, who turned 31 this year, celebrated the evening with her rumored current boyfriend, top global dj, and beat-master for the […]


Top Tips for Controlling Those Wild “Party Animals”

A giant elephant, a growling lion, or a capricious monkey…these are just some of the exotic attendees one may encounter at any modern-day private event. Today more and more event planners are incorporating animal appearances into their events as a way of attracting guests, getting them interacting, and leaving them with lasting memories. How an […]

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This Ain’t Your Calvin Klein…It’s Zen Arts Designs!

In honor of recently wrapped New York fashion week, we thought we’d take a post to share some of the magic that goes behind creating Zen fashion. Being that Zen Arts is a fully-functioning complete circus production company means we do everything ourselves, including rigging, staging, lighting, music, makeup, and of course costumes! From inspiration […]


The Unicycle: A Unique History

A long-time favorite of the circus clown, the crazy contraption known as the unicycle has been around for over 100 years. From its early beginnings under the big top, to present-day muni (mountain unicycling) competitions, today the original unicycle has been modified and improved for all sorts of different riding styles. In the following we’ll […]

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Aerial Dance: What’s Your Apparatus?

Hurtling towards the ground in a thirty foot freefall with nothing but a thin sheet of fabric between your legs is an everyday occurrence for the Zen Arts aerial dance crew. Born in the 1970s, aerial dance is the performance art of dance-like movements upon an aerial apparatus attached to the ceiling, with moves choreographed […]


Skip, Dip, Tumble, and Flip!

If you’ve ever watched a Cirque du Soleil show filled with colorfully-costumed dancers rhythmically tumbling, jumping, and flipping across the stage…well guess what? There’s a name for that! Acro-dance is exactly what it sounds like, a form of performance art combing the best of dance and acrobatics. And although it may seem graceful and effortless, […]