“Dreams are personal myths. Myths are a collective dream.” – Joseph Campbell
And then circus is a collective daydream. And in its best moments, a kind of collective lucid dream.
Come dream with us.
Circus is an art of community.
The circus is an ancient form over 5,000 years old, at least as old as yoga. Anyone can learn here. Under the big top, there is a place for everyone. The more we concentrate, the more fun we have. And when every individual shines, we experience true community.
We are who we have been waiting for.
We are part of something ancient and new. A 5,000 year old Egyptian hieroglyph depicts circus arts.
We are also a part of the New Circus movement, a genre that strips circus of the old codes (animals, etc.), emphasizing human talents and storytelling. The codifications of so-called traditional circus are just an episode in the big picture. Like all art, circus changes.
Circus is deeply rooted in anarchism, archetype and the activation of soul-desires.
“At the very thought of ‘circus’ a swarm of long-imprisoned desires breaks jail. Armed with beauty and demanding justice and everywhere threatening us with curiosity and spring and childhood, this mob of forgotten wishes begins to storm the supposedly impregnable fortifications of our present.”