The circus artist has access to truths unavailable to other artists. Every circus artist holds, in their body, metaphors of the human story. The challenges, triumphs and risks central to any human life are illuminated in hyper realism before our eyes.
We are simultaneously drawn to and repelled by the circus. We see at once the image of the hero trying to escape gravity, as well as the fool who never will. We see ourselves. That is, our god-like ability to achieve unimaginable feats; and our own ultimate mortality. That we, too, are limited by gravity and time.
We are building an art form that talks to three levels of the brain. Our brain stem sparks with nervousness as we watch bodies jump, fly and fall. We see emotion in action, as we catch and lift each other in a culture of meaningful risk. Ultimately, we build new versions of ourselves that tell new stories and relate to the world in fundamentally new ways.