Run away and join the circus

The Circus Factory aims to ensure that circus skills which thrill and excite can be learned by anyone who wants to drop in, writes Jasper Winn.

25th November, 2012
Run away and join the circus
The Circus Factory in Cork.

What is it about circuses? The Romans bankrupted an empire for them. The arrival of elephants, lions and clowns in town used to be an event to rival Christmas. Hollywood - and the Marx Brothers - celebrated their glamour, thrills and slapstick in film.

Then, a few decades ago, circuses became even more popular when various alternative performers re-imagined the whole concept and produced shows such as Circus Oz, Ra-Ra Zoo, the chainsaw-juggling Flying Karamazov...

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