Posts tagged with "circus"

How I Ran Away and Joined the Circus at Age 49

October 29, 2014
I got on unemployment, and when that ran out, cashed out my 401(k) to keep going. I got introduced to Solovox shortly after the layoff, and then went to see the White Album Christmas show that year because he was playing in it. That was my first encounter with the Wanderlust Circus.

Wanderlust Social

November 1, 2013
You're invited to our new weekly gathering of Portland's extended circus family, with live music by The Wanderlust Circus Orchestra.

Trajectory of a Firefly

December 19, 2012
One month ago I packed my material life into a suitcase and ran away to join the circus. By that, I mean I started a two-year program at a circus school in Turin, Italy. I’ve been involved in circus arts for the last three years. The first year was spent training 12-18 hours per week and picking up a gig here or there, and for the last two I have been teaching basic aerial arts and performing professionally with various companies. Now that I am a full-time student of circus arts, I am training 35+ hours per week as well as doing street performing on the side. Here in Turin, the most consistent way for foreign circus students to earn some Euros is to perform a brief routine in crosswalks during red lights, and pass their hat to cars in the lanes. It’s not glamorous, but it can pay the bills.[Continue reading...]

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