Monthly Archives: March 2015

  • Nancy Smith has literally written the book on aerial dance. As Founder and Creative Director of Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance, she leads her company in conceptualizing original work and nurturing new artists. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Frequent Flyers® has spent 26 years stunning over 160,000 audience members and elevating 14,000 students. Each Frequent Flyers® performance […]

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  •   School: Cirque School LA Location: Los Angeles, CA Director: Aloysia Gavre Status: For-Profit Students: Approximately 600 per month   Women & Circus: What do you think has contributed to the success of your circus school? Aloysia Gavre: I think what contributed to the success of Cirque School LA was staying true to our mission […]

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  • When my daughter Ellie started performing, I would watch from the audience with my hands over my eyes. I would peek through tiny slits in my fingers—just enough space to see her dangle from a trapeze, or straddle-climb up the tissu, wind herself up in red silk, nod to her fellow performers, and unwind like […]

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  • PEÑASCO THEATER RESIDENCY: Cultivating Creative Space for Circus Artists in the U.S. As circus artists in the States, many of us struggle to reconcile our soaring visions with perceived limitations to our options and resources. These constraints are more or less tolerable depending upon our levels of ambition, desired lifestyle, means of employment, and the […]

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