Over 300 route books made by American circuses are being digitized for the first time by Illinois State University, Circus World, and the Ringling Museum of Art.
The Brooklyn Academy of Music presented French acrobat Yoann Bourgeois’s nouveau cirque Minuit for the first time in the United States.
The archives of the Metropolitan Opera can seem like some kind of pharaonic tomb, packed as they are with theatrical treasures.
The hamlet of Igloolik in far northern Canada and the city of Conakry in West Africa’s Guinea are plagued by distinct issues, one a troubling suicide rate, the other widespread poverty.
Long before Desperate Housewives, Honey Boo Boo, or any of those viral BuzzFeed lists, there was the American side show.
Long before television or the internet infused daily life with spectacle, there was the circus.