Posts tagged with "contortionist"

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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