In the November episode of Press Pass, Associate EditorLydia Nord‘s education highlight covers how The European Federation of Professional Circus Schools (FEDEC) is showcasing their student encounters from their CIRCLE project at the CIRCa Festival in Auch from October 26th to the 29th. This year’s participating schools include Escuela de Circo Carampa, École de cirque de Lyon, and many more. In a new segment about the business side of circus, Carolyn Klein spoke to Duo Rose’s Sam and Sylvia (circus artists/prop designer/costume makers) about how to source, commission or make a professional circus costume.
Our guest interview this month was with Nik Wallenda, a multiple world record holder, professional daredevil, and author. Best known for crossing the Grand Canyon and Niagra Falls, Nik has been nicknamed “King of the High Wire.” He and his team are about to enter rehearsals in order to relaunch the Big Apple Circus in New York City in November of 2021. We talked to Nik about who is on his team as well as his hopes and how he fights fear on the wire and in life decisions (like reviving the Big AppleCircus)–in order to keep circus alive, adapting and thriving.
Correction: During the interview we say the opening of the show is November 12th, but that is incorrect. The opening show of the Big Apple Circus will actually be on November 11th.
CircusTalk theme music by Book Kennison.
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