Beyond the Smiles and Splits: Closure and Conclusions

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Beyond Smiles and Splits: Closure and Conclusions

Many artists lose a sense of belonging and can’t seem to find their footing once a show is wrapped and suitcases are packed. Casts become families and dressing rooms turn into the most intimate spaces. How does one turn the page, and go back to their other family and intimate space? How can circus artists get closure and move forward with peace of mind?
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Martin Frenette

Impassioned by performing arts, Martin Frenette started intensive dance training at a very young age before trading pliés and barres for ropes and somersaults at Montreal National Circus School. He has spent a decade performing in several shows in Europe, such as Circus Monti, Chamäleon Theater, Wintergarten Varieté, Cirque Bouffon, GOP Show Concepts or the Max Entertainment Palace, to name a few. Writing has always been one of Martin's passions and he's thrilled to join Circus Talk's team to share his views on shows, the stage and what's going on behind the scenes with other performing arts enthusiasts!