Call for Help to Rebuild the Carpa Trompoloco, After Hurricane Irma - CircusTalk

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Call for Help to Rebuild the Carpa Trompoloco, After Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma decimated the islands of Barbuda and Antigua, her powerful arms brutalizing the northeastern coast of Cuba just before devastating the lives of millions of people in the state of Florida in the United States. One of the victims of this natural disaster was the “Carpa Trompoloco” Cultural Center, home of the Cuban National Circus to the west in the Cuban capital, home to artists from that country since its creation on August 13, 2005. I had the opportunity to experience the wonderful show of the CIRCUBA International Festival last June, a magical experience, made moreso now, knowing that the tent is no longer there. Circuba is one of the oldest circus festivals and contests in the world, preceded onl...
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Johanna Vargas

Johanna Vargas is a body worker and artist based in Chicago. She began studying circus arts recreationally in 2010, graduating from Aloft's first full-time program in 2014, and has been teaching body maintenance to subsequent full-timers ever since.