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The Word on Circus: July 2013

Real-Estate Developer Shows His Zest for Art

The Columbus Dispatch. July 7, 2013.

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An interesting story about a wealthy property developer man who loves art (his first purchase was Circus People by Karel Appel in 1972) and has decided it’s time to share his collection with the general public through a nonprofit gallery project and a gallery space within a new $65 million hotel.

Success gave Pizzuti the means to collect the paintings his heart desired, and his collection grew rapidly. He is one of the top 200 collectors in the world, according to ARTnews magazine. The paintings, drawings and sculptures he collected filled his home and eventually a warehouse, and a rotating portion will soon be on display at the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North, an 18,000-square-foot museum in renovated space that is scheduled to open on Sept. 7.

The Pizzuti Collection is a non-profit 501c3 exhibition space dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art from the collection of Ron and Ann Pizzuti.

Local Trapeze Artist Wows In Manassas Appearance

By Associated Press on the Washing Post. July 6, 2013.

About a young trapeze artist whose determination and smarts has got her to where she is today.

“I’m not the strongest, and I’m not the most flexible. It’s just that when someone says no, I don’t listen,” she said. Throughout her schooling, she repeatedly pushed her instructors to let her try more than they had thought her capable of.

She also attributes her success to the background in physics that could have led her to the engineering program at Wellesley.

Guardian UK. July 9, 2013.
A follow-up article about the recent tragic death of a Cirque du Soleil performer in Las Vegas and the ongoing issues faced by the Canadian company.

Around the world, Cirque du Soleil is known for its thrilling animal-free acts. Its colourful aesthetic forged in the bilingual city of Montreal has proved easy to export. Within the industry, however, the company is equally well known for the steps it takes to protect the performers that help it pull in an estimated $1bn (£674m) annually from ticket and merchandising sales.

Juggling Ways to Beat Scourge of Sniffing

The Australian. July 9, 2013.

An Aboriginal community plagued by petrol-sniffing just a few years ago, is starting to come back to life with the development of a local circus troupe boosting self-esteem and lifting the spirits of elders.

Circus is a collection of monthly posts with links to online content relating to circus and performance. If you spot something online that you think others might find of interest, just send us a link and we will add it to this dedicated blog page. Contact ASCA on asca@rednosefoundation.com

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