Big Top Life for New Circus Family - CircusTalk

Circus News

Big Top Life for New Circus Family

Taylor & Kelly Spring are a nouveau circus family, and just like the old circus families they are continuing the tradition of living, breathing and eating circus every day as well as passing on the skills to their child. Although they weren’t born into circus like many of the families that work under the big top, they are welcomed, since the population of circus dynasties has dwindled over the years and new blood is a boon, especially when it is as versatile as Mr. Spring (Taylor’s stage name), the hand balancer and acrobat.
as dwindled over the years and new blood is a boon, especially when it is as versatile as Mr. Spring (Taylor’s stage name), the hand balancer and acrobat. An equal but different talent is his wife Kelly Spring, the photographer and hooper who found herself documenting their time in Sarasota this past winter as a way to both distract herself and rekindle her love affair with the medium. Although she spent much of her time chasing their toddler around and  craning her neck to watch her husband traverse a one inch thick cable 26 or more feet in the air, she managed to capture a lot of the magic that lingers in big top circuses to this day. What follows is Kelly’s,(and adorably Jemma’s) story and photojournal of backstage and behind-the-scenes moments during their time in Florida this p...
Thanks for reading CircusTalk.News.
Support us by registering or subscribing!
To continue reading this article you must be logged in.
Register or login to unlock 2 free articles per month.
Or, EVEN BETTER!
FOR UNLIMITED ACCESS TO ALL NEWS CONTENT + JOB LISTING.

Do you have a story to share? Submit your news story, article or press release.

Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell has written about circus for CircusTalk.News, Spectacle magazine, Circus Now, Circus Promoters and was a resident for Circus Stories, Le Cirque Vu Par with En Piste in 2015 at the Montreal Completement Cirque Festival. They are the former editor of CircusTalk.News, American Circus Educators magazine, as well as a staff writer for the web publication Third Coast Review, where they write about circus, theatre, arts and culture. Kim is a member of the American Theater Critics Association.