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“Censor the body and you censor breath and speech at the same time" - Hélène Cixous, Laugh of the Medusa Historically, the circus has ever been a liminal space, operating on the fringes of society, outside the norm. To enter the Big Top was to enter an...

I'm a big fan of podcasts and have been religiously listening to Stuff You Missed in History Class for a while now. I think the podcast is amazing. It's well researched, features divers stories and yes sometimes, it features women. For some baffling reason this has irritated some...

This is a guest post by Alison Halstead. Alison is a Mimbre Associate Performer, and a British-born, American-raised, professionally-trained actor. This article originally appeared on her blog 4 foot 6, on 5th December 2016.     ​-- one of several workshops for d/Deaf and disabled actors, hosted by a...

This is a re-post by The Virtuoso. This article originally appeared on The Virtuoso, on March 1st 2016. Today, a story that has nothing to do with science or literature, but one in honor of Super Tuesday and Women’s History Month: women’s suffrage! Specifically, women’s suffrage...

This is a guest post by Alison Halstead. Alison is a Mimbre Associate Performer, and a British-born, American-raised, professionally-trained actor. This article originally appeared on her blog 4 foot 6, on 4th September 2016.  ...

This is a guest post by Flora Herberich. Flora has worked in circus in a range of roles from performer to producer; she’s currently circus associate at Jacksons Lane. This article originally appeared on The F-Word, on July 11th 2016.  Sawdust and sisterhood: I’m shamelessly borrowing...