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The Artist Athlete Podcast, Episode 85: Starting Contemporary Circus in the UK with Rebecca Truman

From a childhood history of designing costumes and “pratting about onstage” (7:05), Rebecca Truman began Skinning the Cat, one of the UK’s first contemporary circus companies. In this interview, Becky talks about her creation methodology (16:02), mental health issues (35:37), writing her biography and publishing the book, Aerialist (48:02) , the current state of circus as an artform (54:23), and of course, answering the age old question- “what advice would you give to yourself, at the beginning of your career.” (62:50)

The Artist Athlete Podcast
In 2018, circus artist Shannon McKenna launched The Artist Athlete Podcast to provide a platform for professionals in all facets of circus to share stories, view points, and information. It serves as a communication pillar for the community and as a source of inspiration for those who wish to enter the industry. To date, the podcast boasts over 155,000 downloads worldwide, with over 76 episodes, and esteemed guests from 15 different countries and counting.

The Artist Athlete Podcast

In 2018, circus artist Shannon McKenna launched The Artist Athlete Podcast to provide a platform for professionals in all facets of circus to share stories, view points, and information. It serves as a communication pillar for the community and as a source of inspiration for those who wish to enter the industry. To date, the podcast boasts over 155,000 downloads worldwide, with over 76 episodes, and esteemed guests from 15 different countries and counting.

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