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The Ordinary Acrobat free pdf A "Kirkus Reviews" Best Nonfiction Book of the Year When Duncan Wall visited his first nouveau cirque as a college student in Paris, everything about it--the monochromatic costumes, the acrobats singing Simon and Garfunkel, the juggler reciting Proust--hooked him. Soon he was attending circuses two or three nights a week, and soon after that, he entered the intensively competitive training program at France's Ecole Nationale des Arts du Cirque. "The Ordinary Acrobat" is a magical, funny, sometimes scary story of what happens when one average American joins a host of gifted--and flexible--international students in a rigorous regimen of tumbling, trapeze, juggling, and clowning. Brimming with surprises, outsized personalities, and plenty of charm, this personal history of how the circus evolved into the thrilling experience it is today delivers all the excitement and pleasure of the circus ring itself.

About Duncan Wall

Duncan Wall studied as a Fulbright scholar at France's Ecole Nationale des Arts du Cirque de Rosny-sous-Bois. He was the founder and co-artistic director of The Candidatos, an acclaimed clown-theater company, and currently serves as the National Director of Circus Now, an organization dedicated to promoting contemporary circus performance and participation. He lives in Montreal, where he teaches circus history and criticism at the Ecole Nationale de Cirque, Canada's national circus school.

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Author : Duncan Wall
Publisher : Vintage Books
Data Published : 19 November 2013
ISBN : 0307472264
EAN : 9780307472267
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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