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Circus Geeks

  • Gerry Cottle

    Gerry Cottle

    Gerry Cottle | 7 April 1945 – 13 January 2021 I met Gerry Cottle at one of my first gigs in 2003, he was kind and treated me like a seasoned pro. What I remember of Gerry was that he warm, sharp and deeply cared about circus. Having lived the clich…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jan 21, 6:17am -
  • Nest
    Nest is the graduating ensemble production of the National Centre for Circus Arts’ 2020 BA(Hons) degree programme. Directed by Arron Sparks, with music & sound design by Craig Byrne and material devised, performed and filmed by the cast.
    - 22 Aug 20, 2:43pm -
  • Don Robertson – Kindly Charisma
    Don Robertson passed away last night at the age of 91. Don led a remarkable life, full of twits and turns and most importantly was a generous, kind human who had the most fantastic sparkle in his eye. Don was a brilliant performer, father and friend.…
    - 24 Feb 20, 12:02pm -
  • What Is Contemporary Circus? by Shana Kennedy
    While I’m not convinced by the usefulness of the “Contemporary Circus” label this TEDx talk is well worth a watch, giving a nice overview of recent circus history.    
    - 11 Feb 20, 5:19am -
  • Nell Gifford – Authenticity
      Nell Gifford has died. I briefly met Nell years ago at an event at Circus Space but unfortunately never got to know her personally. I did however know Nell’s work, her shows, books and art. It strikes me that Nell understood the brilliance of tr…
    - 9 Dec 19, 6:20am -
  • To Be The Best Too work-in-progress short video
    To Be The Best Too work-in-progress filmed at Braw Circus Festival. Videographer: Jassy Earl Editor: Arron Sparks Performers: Owen Reynolds, Arron Sparks Work-in-progress director: Lewis Hetherington Script consultants: Michael Bell, Howard Read Juni…
    - 10 Nov 18, 7:58am -
  • Video of the week – Yoann Bourgeois
    In case somehow you missed this one…
    - 8 Oct 18, 5:00am -
  • 6
    Luke and his stories… This is pretty much what I showed the manager at the casino when I began my croupier-training, just before the frenzied phone calls to the security office in South Africa and the promised addition of my name to the “not allo…
    - 3 Oct 18, 4:20am -
  • Clown down – Rob Torres
    http://www.rob-torres.com Sad to report the death of Rob Torres, who was a remarkable and talented clown and throughly decent human. I first saw Rob perform in 2010 and was lucky enough to work with him a couple of times in a traditional circus in It…
    - 29 Jun 18, 5:46pm -
  • 42ft Podcast Episode 4 – Chris Patfield
    This is the forth in a prototype podcast series, 42ft. Recording quality, style and competency varies over the episodes. Chris doesn’t have much of an internet presence and as such I have to craft his short biog. Chris Patfield is a juggler, wire w…
    - 6 Jun 18, 1:09pm -

Hey Rube Circus

  • Ideal route EMR – What exactly is it?

    Ideal route EMR – What exactly is it?

    Whats the Ideal route EMR in your follow to choose to fulfill and fulfill every...The post Ideal route EMR – What exactly is it? appeared first on HeyRube Magazine.
    - 4 Feb 20, 6:58pm -
  • Eero vs Google WiFi: Which is better?

    Eero vs Google WiFi: Which is better?

    Having a reliable WiFi system in your home or office is not all about getting...The post Eero vs Google WiFi: Which is better? appeared first on HeyRube Magazine.
    - 31 Jan 20, 6:08pm -

Running Away With the Circus

  • 6 months later

    6 months later

    We left the Cirque tour 6 months ago.  Sometimes it seems like it was all a dream; it is so far away from the life we have here now. My Totem friends are writing about Melbourne - it sounds like a very colorful and interesting city. On my phone, I'v…
    - 1 Feb 15, 9:30pm -
  • New Year's Eve (our 21st)

    New Year's Eve (our 21st)

    My blogging time seems to be winding down.  I have so much less time to write here than I used to.  And the day-to-day events of our lives - while being very absorbing and exhausting to those of us living them - are just not as exciting to the rest…
    - 1 Jan 15, 5:13pm -
  • Xmas tree 2014

    Xmas tree 2014

    Looking back.  It was 2009 the last time this tree was set up in this room, with all of our personal ornaments and mementos.  In the four years intervening, we celebrated Christmases in London, Boston,  Atlanta, and California.  We decorated our…
    - 14 Dec 14, 7:38pm -
  • Today
    Today was full.Greg had to take the dogs to the vet for their first checkup this morning.  It was pouring rain - so we had unlocked the back gate earlier to take them in and out.  Mid-day, Greg didn't think anything of it and let the dogs out in th…
    - 9 Dec 14, 9:40pm -
  • Things we're up to

    Things we're up to

    Isa doing her favorite trick of the moment, the "360" on aerial fabric (yes, she's about to let go and flip around)Greg walking the dogs Baz with his school iPad - he does homework, and uses all kinds of apps I don't understand.Trip to the Academy o…
    - 29 Nov 14, 11:07pm -
  • States I've visited

    States I've visited

    Create Your Own Visited States MapThis is a nice map. Hawaii, I think you are calling me!But seriously, what counts as "visited"?  Quite a few of these states I've lived in for months or years.  Then there are states like Oklahoma, which I've only…
    - 18 Nov 14, 9:56pm -
  • Youth Troupe

    Youth Troupe

    I'm very proud of one of my little projects here at home - reviving the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts Youth Troupe.  And Baz is in it!  He unicycles, and tumbles, and walks on the globe.  It's a group of 9 awesome kids, ages 8-16, and watchin…
    - 15 Nov 14, 9:11pm -
  • Dogs!!!


    We have new additions to our family!Please say hello to Nanook and Koonan, two purebred husky brothers who we found through a rescue organization in Jersey City.  They are two years old, and have been together since birth - they didn't want to separ…
    - 5 Nov 14, 11:29pm -
  • Halloween 2014

    Halloween 2014

    Here they are - the Undead Revolutionary War Soldier, Hermione Granger, and Anna (from Frozen).Such a different experience this year, to be in our own neighborhood for Halloween.  The kids had different school rituals - Isa's school only allowed kid…
    - 31 Oct 14, 10:04pm -
  • A weekend getaway

    A weekend getaway

    The kids and I managed to escape for a weekend up to visit my parents and sister in Massachusetts.  Finally some time to get to know our new baby cousin Chloe, who we haven't seen since she was born in December!  It was a very relaxing weekend, wit…
    - 13 Oct 14, 10:47pm -
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The Circus Blog

  • Ringling Bros

    Ringling Bros

                  Altoona P.A. 1910. The parade took place in December on 12th Ave .
    - 1 Jan 19, 9:22pm -
  • Frank Noel

    Frank Noel

      Mills circus 1947,  
    - 19 Nov 18, 4:06pm -
  • Virginia Noel

    Virginia Noel

                            A back yard photo. May there be many more of them, 1947. . Back then who would think that a simple photo fines it’s way to The Circus Blog. I never met this lady, but thanks to her son Frank Noel Jr…
    - 12 Nov 18, 10:58pm -
  • Good Elephant, Bruma

    Good Elephant, Bruma

                           Virginia and Frank Noel,, I believe on the Mills Bros Show 1947.    
    - 12 Nov 18, 3:52pm -
  • Trunk Up

    Trunk Up

                                      Virginia and Burma Al G. Kelly Miller Circus 1940’s.  
    - 12 Nov 18, 3:46pm -
  • Virginia and Burma

    Virginia and Burma

                      Virginia Noel takes a pose in the back yard of the Al G. Kelly Miller circus.   
    - 12 Nov 18, 3:40pm -
  • Head Hang

    Head Hang

    Great photo sent to me from Frank Noel Jr. His mother Virginia here doing the head hang, his fathers face covered by the elephants trunk. Frank Jr. wrote that the circus was either Al G. Kelly Miller Bros, or Mills Bros circus where most were too…
    - 12 Nov 18, 1:36pm -
  • Billy Woods Flying Act

    Billy Woods Flying Act

                                     Diving from the fly board to the catcher. This may be Betty.                                 All of the Billy Woods photos were sent from Michael King.
    - 8 Nov 18, 10:22pm -
  • Passing Leap

    Passing Leap

                         Billy Woods Tony Steel and Betty Woods, doing the passing leap.
    - 8 Nov 18, 10:14pm -
  • Billy Woods

    Billy Woods

    - 8 Nov 18, 3:33pm -

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