New Faces in the Spotlight: Art and Ideals with Aerialist Clara Laurent

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New Faces in the Spotlight: Art and Ideals with Aerialist Clara Laurent

The CircusTalk talent database includes amazing artists and performers from around the world—from veterans of the ring and stage to up-and-comers with big visions. One artist of this second kind is Montreal-based aerialist Clara Laurent, winner of our CircusTalk Spotlight Award at this year’s Young Stage Festival, who reflects on the artist’s role and her hopes for the journey ahead of her.
Every artist has a mission: to create something that affects their audience, that makes them feel or think a little differently. The real question is how to do it. Up-and-coming circus artists may have further to travel before they reach that point, but they are no less driven or less dogged in the pursuit than are their older, more experienced counterparts. No artist proves this fact better than aerialist Clara Laurent, who knows exactly where she stands as a creator—or where she swings from, as it happens. Thus far on her circus journey, this Southern California native’s trajectory has taken her from the San Diego Circus Center to the Canadian circus scene, graduating from Montreal’s École nationa...
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Carolyn Klein

Carolyn Klein is a writer, poet, and circus fan from the Washington, D.C, area. Writing stories about the circus has been a dream of hers since getting introduced to circus fiction around 2014. She recently completed her B.A. in English and Creative Writing, magna cum laude, at George Mason University. As a new member of the Circus Talk journalism team, Carolyn looks forward to learning as much as she can about the industry and people behind circus.