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Christina Cantlin Is Grounded...For Now

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 03.16.2017 | Women
Johnathan Lee Iverson

"I'm still accepting my new life," says Christina Cantlin with an easy smile. It is an experience I know of all too well. During my hiatus away from T...

10 Life Lessons From Aerial Circus

Kylie Dunn | Posted 01.31.2017 | Women
Kylie Dunn

It took me a long time to be able to do anything substantial or significant by myself -- there was a lot of assistance provided by the instructors for months. Five months actually; it took me five months to be able to get up onto the trapeze unassisted.

Astoria Characters: The Ghosts Guide

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.22.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Just when you think you've heard everything odd about Astoria, Marie Carter starts telling stories.

Dean Potter's Spiritual Practice

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 05.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Olivia Rosewood

I was taken by surprise when a spiritual friend of mine said, "How could Dean Potter call what he did a spiritual practice? Where's the compassion? ...

The Circus Wonder Woman

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 05.08.2016 | Latino Voices
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Adrielle Alves had a secret. A secret she'd been clinging to since joining Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey approximately four years earlier. Initially, she was hired to perform alongside the featured flying trapeze ensemble.

Getting Into the Swing of Things

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

This trapeze class turned out to be far more terrifying that I had expected. It challenged me on every single front but also allowed me to realize I'm stronger than I think I am.

The High-Flying Adventures of Kristin Finley

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 04.02.2015 | Black Voices
Johnathan Lee Iverson

"My father would be rolling over in his grave if he knew I gave up a secure, well-paying job to start a circus career." Most parents mean well. They sincerely want the best for their children. Unfortunately, that often means the best as they see it.

The Lucent Dossier Experience Returns to Las Vegas on 12/5 And 12/6

Morena Duwe | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Running away to join the circus has become much more enticing since the emergence of electro-cirque tribe, The Lucent Dossier Experience. Combining a neo-tribal, steam punk aesthetic with orchestral electronic music creates a rich and textured palette for your senses.

Flying Trapeze Will Make You Want To Quit Your Job And Join The Circus

Sarah Klein | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klein

Thanks to those sturdy harnesses, the instructors were able to alleviate some of our body weight just by holding onto our safety ropes, leaving the bulk of the work on me to perform the motions rather than hold myself up on the bar -- honestly, it was much easier than it looks.

Forget Everything You Knew About The Circus -- This Performance Is Fine Art

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.25.2014 | Arts

We wish every performance were this mesmerizing. The artistic technology installation in the video above blends a performance artist's movements w...

Conversations With World Party's Karl Wallinger and California Breed's Glenn Hughes, Plus The Native Sibling Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Native Sibling's Ryan & Kaylee Williams: "'Here With Me' was inspired by the comfort of friends and family. The journey through gain and loss of those individuals that make you who you are. We've been through a lot the past few years, this song represents every time we take a step back and look at where we've come from."

How to Help Your Children Fly

Brian Whetten | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Brian Whetten

At 22-months-old, Annibelle took a ride on the flying trapeze. She swung, 25 feet above the ground. All by herself. Happy as you please. It was a little bit crazy.

Defying Gravity and Discovering Balance

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 08.18.2013 | New York
Corinna Clendenen

Gripping the suspended bar, he vaults off the platform and flies into the air, pumping higher with each sweep.

WATCH: Incredible Acrobatics In The Sky

Posted 04.23.2013 | Arts

"Paragliding for me is more than a passion, it's my life," French pilot Gill Schneider says in the video above. The daredevil decided to team up with ...

The Best of Channel Surfing on YouTube: Week of February 4, 2013

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.07.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Each Monday on Channel Surfing, What's Trending quickly flips through the best of what's happening around YouTube and serves it up for your viewing pleasure.

Astoria Characters: The Daring Woman on the Flying Trapeze

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.10.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

She wanted to get off of her feet. That's why Suzi Winson went up in the air. On the flying trapeze. It really was as simple and as complicated as that.


Lindsey Mead | Posted 03.06.2013 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

That morning, one of my friends texted me to ask if we were going skiing. "No," I wrote back. "We're going to trapeze school!" I could practically hear her laughing through the phone.


Lindsey Mead | Posted 01.04.2013 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

I had expected an adventure that Sunday morning, but I did not realize that once again my children would astound me -- and that we would learn yet another lesson about what it is to live.

Breaking the Ice: A New Conversation in Theatre

Gwyneth Larsen | Posted 02.20.2013 | Arts
Gwyneth Larsen

Are we dancers, acrobats, actors, circus artists or stunt people? The answer is yes, all of the above! We believe that in today's world this is what audiences are ready to see, we just don't have the right words to describe it yet.

Breaking the Ice: A New Conversation in Theatre

Gywneth Larsen | Posted 02.20.2013 | Arts
Gywneth Larsen

Are we dancers, acrobats, actors, circus artists or stunt people? The answer is yes, all of the above! We believe that in today's world this is what audiences are ready to see, we just don't have the right words to describe it yet.

Ready To Join The Circus To Get In Shape?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.01.2012 | Fifty

I think there is something very positive to be gained from testing yourself and pushing yourself outside your comfort zone.

Trapeze School New York: Off the Street and Into the Air (Video)

Dan Persons | Posted 11.26.2011 | Home
Dan Persons

I decided to go to a place right here in New York City that actually helps anyone with the desire to untap their natural gift for flight.