8.19.2008



and now I'm going to perform



http://www.webstart.com/jed/house/jpg-images/calder-circus.jpg

I once met a girl
who joined the
circus at 14.

she moved to
paris and studied
under the last great
fire-eater in the world.

fact or fiction?

I'm fascinated
by the bizarre, freakish acts
of those who still gulp fire, juggle knives
...and walk on thin white ropes for
the thrill of spectacle.

in praise of the
surreal, beautiful
fantastic, grotesque
bigger-than-life
feats that collide
with reality.

___
man on wire
___

1961
Carlos Vilardebo's
"calder le cirque"

5 comments:

libby said...

i loved this film! it just made me happy to see someone so passionate about something so bizarrely wonderful.

sasha said...

have been staring at this poster for a month. just got back from vicky cristina barcelona. this one is next on my list. nice post.

Jessica said...

I am working on a variety show for my One Year Anniversary for The Shiny Squirrel. Maybe if you know anyone you can let me know.

thanks!

Anonymous said...

yeah i know someone too who went to paris to "study" to be in the circus....that's fun, pour quoi non?:0
nncy

bugheart said...

i wanted
to be a
trapeze
artist.
my dad
took me
to the circus
to ask them
if i could
join.
they said
i couldn't.