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Exploring the Beauty Rituals of a Circus Performer

Rituals is a monthly column that looks at the obscure beauty routines and sacred acts of self self-care different professionals practice as they prepare for a typical event or performance. Currently playing the acrobat in the RSC’s production of Don Quixote at the Garrick, performer and aerialist Farrell Cox talks growing up without representation, how she prepares for a performance, and the ways being an aerialist has changed how she thinks about beauty.

Growing up I didn’t really want to look like anyone, as there wasn’t anyone who really looked like me – there wasn’t much representation in the media. However, my mum would always listen to Prince and Nina Simone and in some way, I carry their style in my clothing and make-up choices. I’m a big fan of Grace Jones – the lines of her cheekbones which compliment the structured silhouettes she wears – and more recently Janelle Monae who actually collaborated with Prince so it’s all weirdly connected…

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