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The Word on Circus: September 2013

Studio to Boost Dance, Circus Skill

Stuff.co.nz. September 9, 2013.

Christchurch could become the dance and circus capital of Australasia if a custom-designed performance and studio space included in rebuild plans comes to fruition. The proposed performance and studio complex could draw circus performers back to the city and provide a home for Christchurch’s nearly 400 dance groups, many of whom have been operating out of garages and sheds since the earthquakes.

Remembering the Lewis Brothers Circus based in Jackson, Michigan

Michigan Radio. September 5, 2013.

In 1929, Paul and Mae Lewis founded the Lewis Bros. Circus. The traveling circus was based in Jackson, Michigan and traveled throughout the state. They even went to Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, dazzling small towns with exotic creatures and acrobats. Grace Wolbrink has put together a collection of stories from the Lewis family.

Magic in Motion 

A multimedia styled video

San Jose Mercury News. September 3, 2013.

In opening a number of South Bay performances, the internationally acclaimed Circus Vargas troupe recently transformed the Great Mall parking lot into a magical landscape of color, supplying gravity-defying flights and waves of delirious delight…As a photographer, I was allowed backstage access into a contemplative world of the men, women and talented kids who treat the public to astonishing athleticism, physical beauty and acrobatic prowess.

Oakland’s Grassroots Circus Acts Both Modern and Retro

San Francisco Chronicle. September 3, 2013.

The acrobats don’t work for Ringling Bros., and they aren’t paid, either. These performers have come from across the United States to join “tech circus,” a grassroots movement that is making Oakland a national force in the highly technical discipline of circus arts.

The Word on 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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