Posts Tagged ‘circus’

Japan & China 2017

Posted on January 6th, 2018 by Viveca

In the fall of 2017, I attended the Japan Juggling Festival, traveled for just a few days in Japan, and then attended the China Wuqiao International Circus Festival. (I’m linking to the official festival page even though as of this writing, it hadn’t been updated since 2015.) While I was traveling, I posted albums of […]

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Moscow, Russia 2016

Posted on December 3rd, 2016 by Viveca

This is part two of the same trip (because I can’t deal with the massive image galleries). If you’re interested, read St. Petersburg, Russia 2016 first. Moscow I loved, loved, loved St. Petersburg. Every day I passed fascinating-looking places that I wished I had more time to explore, but by the time I got to […]

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Kids Say the Darndest

Posted on September 15th, 2013 by Viveca

Leprechaun

Since February, I’ve been teaching circus skills to kids on the road. Sometimes they say funny things. Here are a few of my recent favorite conversations. 1. Me (gesturing to a trunk): “Please sit down on that chair.” Kid: “That’s not a chair.” The kid sits down on the trunk. Me: “Well, are you sitting […]

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Back on the Bar

Posted on March 15th, 2013 by Viveca

Style & smile

In February, I left NYC and re-joined Circus of the Kids, a traveling program I’d worked with in the past. I’ll be teaching circus skills to kids in Brewster, NY; Spencer, OK; and Brooklyn, MI. We’re on our first stop now, at a home/school for kids from kindergarten through twelfth grade with severe emotional, social, […]

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Everyone is Jumping

Posted on June 9th, 2012 by Viveca

It’s the Israel Day Parade, and I’m on unicycle. Well, actually it’s before the parade, and I’m next to my unicycle checking in at a command center, which is what the parade organizers are calling a production trailer parked on a closed block of 56th Street just east of Fifth Avenue. “Command center” sounds too […]

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The Flood

Posted on March 3rd, 2012 by Viveca

Beginning of third flood

2000 and 2010 were the worst years of my relatively good life. I wrote this story near the end of my eight-year tenure at the Big Apple Circus. In retrospect, it contains many signs that the end was near, and I’m not referring to any biblical-type flood prophesy. My office flooded three times in 2000. […]

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The Smell

Posted on February 21st, 2012 by Viveca

nose

The Smell must have started between 10:00 p.m. Saturday night and 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning. It didn’t start slowly like something rotting should have; it came on suddenly and with full force. I was sure it had something to do with circus people. I’d left the house around 10 o’clock Saturday night to go to […]

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Flamingo Foils Failure

Posted on February 10th, 2012 by Viveca

Emmett Kelly sad clown

I remember many moons ago when I was new to this work, attending this horrid event at which a crowded room full of pretentious black-clad graphic artists tried to ignore the four colorfully clad clown doctors strolling among them. Afterwards, the four performers told me stories of their worst jobs ever—magicians producing dead birds, costumes […]

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