The Ordinary Acrobat

The Ordinary Acrobat

A Journey Into the Wondrous World of the Circus, Past and Present

Book - 2013
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Duncan Wall recounts his experience as a student at the École Nationale des Arts du Cirque and looks at the evolution of the circus, including the innovative Cirque du Soleil.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780307271723
Branch Call Number: 796.476092 Wall
Characteristics: 322 p. : ill. (some col.)


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Feb 01, 2014

An intriguing read of one college student's training at the National Circus School in France. Intermixed with his training experiences are interviews with present day circus performers and historians He also includes a lot of circus history. Wall's writing style makes even buildings and dates interesting.

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