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The ordinary acrobat [electronic resource] : A Journey into the Wondrous World of the Circus, Past and Present. Duncan Wall.

Wall, Duncan. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307962294 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2013.

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Summary, etc.: The extraordinary story of a young man's plunge into the unique and wonderful world of the circus--taking readers deep into circus history and its renaissance as a contemporary art form, and behind the (tented) walls of France's most prestigious circus school. When Duncan Wall visited his first nouveau cirque as a college student in Paris, everything about it--the monochromatic costumes, the acrobat singing Simon and Garfunkel, the juggler reciting Proust--was captivating. Soon he was waiting outside stage doors, eagerly chatting with the stars, and attending circuses two or three nights a week. So great was his enthusiasm that a year later he applied on a whim to the training program at the École Nationale des Arts du Cirque--and was, to his surprise, accepted. Sometimes scary and often funny, The Ordinary Acrobat follows the (occasionally literal) collision of one American novice and a host of gifted international students in a...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Vintage, 2013. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 9234 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
History.
Performing Arts.
Genre: Electronic books.

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