Social circus is a worldwide movement that has been growing exponentially in part due to the tireless work of pioneers like Jan Rok Achard of École Nationale de Cirque in Montreal, and Elefterios Kechagioglou of Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde in Paris, or Dan Roberts of CircEsteem in Chicago (formerly of Red Nose Foundation in Indonesia) and Jessica Hentoff of Circus Harmony in St. Louis. These individuals are working in at-risk communities, bringing together people from different backgrounds and finding innovative ways to get youth, the disadvantaged and the disabled to strengthen their connections, to broaden their horizons, and to raise their self-esteem–all while increasing their...
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