On a recent Friday night inside The Muse Brooklyn, a circus-arts studio housed in a mammoth warehouse in Bushwick, aspiring acrobats twirled from straps suspended from the 30-foot ceiling. Nearby, two young women were learning flips on a large hoop, called a German wheel, while instructors urged them on.
“You got this!” Emily Lawson, a lawyer by day, reassured one of the students preparing to try a backward flip.
The Muse Brooklyn moved into its home on Moffat Street in 2015, converting a former stone foundry into a colorful circus-arts studio and event space. A team led by the space’s owner, Angela Buccinni Butch, installed wood floors, brought in aerial rigs, circus equipment, spotlights, put down AstroTurf and added eclectic decorations to the expansive backyard…
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