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I’m a circus artist. From virtual cabarets to online acrobatics lessons, here’s how my industry is pivoting to survive.

Bailey Freeman is a circus artist with Suspended Gravity and resident instructor at Fall Aerial Arts in Nashville, Tennessee; she specialises in corde lisse, silks and aerial sling, along with chair acrobatics and veil poi. Circuses have had to adapt to audience-free environments, including using online streaming alternatives to perform […]
I’m a circus artist. From virtual cabarets to online acrobatics lessons, here’s how my industry is pivoting to survive.
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What it takes to be a contortionist for Cirque du Soleil

Aleksei Goloborodko is an award-winning contortionist, named “the most flexible man in the world” by GQ. He’s one of 45 performers travelling with the Cirque du Soleil show “Luzia.” Goloborodko grew up in Tula, Russia and has been practicing contortionism since he was 4 years old. He trains for three […]
What it takes to be a contortionist for Cirque du Soleil
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28 Images Bring You Up Close To A Creepy Abandoned Soviet-Era Circus

Freelance writer and avid adventure-seeker Darmon Richter is well-versed in the art of ” urban exploration,” or the practice of exploring “derelict, closed and normally inaccessible built environments” (in other words, scaling the fence and ignoring the DO NOT ENTER signs). His fascination with the road less traveled (usually for […]
28 Images Bring You Up Close To A Creepy Abandoned Soviet-Era Circus
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Circus Conglomerate Scores A Major Settlement In Animal Abuse Case

[credit provider=”wolfsavard/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfsavard/3579260723/”] Animal rights groups have agreed to pay $9.3 million to the company behind Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus to settle a fight over alleged abuse of elephants.The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Animal Welfare Institute, the Fund for Animals, and […]
Circus Conglomerate Scores A Major Settlement In Animal Abuse Case