Tuesday, August 27, 2013

What you can learn from the circus

You may think your office is a circus, but some people actually go to circus school. Anita Bruzzese, Gannett, talks about the American Youth Circus Organization.

It provides internships for HS kids.

One participant said it was great networking. (I bet it is with 100 clowns in that little car.)

There is a 5-day festival from 30 states, three countries, and 50 circuses.

The counselors have circus experience. They teach clowning, puppetry, contortionism, and other skills.

Circuses, someone pointed out, are a combo of art and sport--some lean toward one, others to the opposite.

Working hard is the basis of the circus--you can run away and would be accepted if you worked hard. Period.

About 8,000 young people practice circus skills regularly, they estimate.

Once you learn to juggle, that is yours for life.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

In downtown Santa Barbara, on the brick wall of an alley between two buildings, in very neatly lettered graffiti, it says:

"THE CLOWNS HAVE BECOME THE RINGMASTERS."

Too true, today. Congress. So-called medical care. So-called education. And lots more . . .

Star Lawrence said...

Amen to that. We may be pawns on the board, but even a pawn can give a king a lot of trouble.