It feels a bit strange to be at home in Wisconsin right now. For the past couple of years, early June has found us performing in libraries along Colorado’s front range, at arts festivals in glorious Southern Utah, and on impromptu stages in beautiful high-elevation backyards. This year, when the pieces did not fall easily into place, we decided not to pursue booking a spring tour, and to focus instead on shortening our long list of old-building-renovation and circus-preparedness projects. And it is becoming shorter by the day!
- Step-cracks have been filled, a decaying front entry step is now beautiful, sparkly and smooth!
- Earlier this week we tie-dyed huge banners to brighten up parades and special events!
- As of yesterday, we have new aerial rig points and a support structure which will allow us to do more, bigger flying!
- Now the painting begins, and curtains (sewing party?), possibly a yard sale…
Okay, so tuck-pointing doesn’t hold quite the exotic appeal that preparing to perform in a gypsy caravan at nine thousand feet does. But it does feel good to have a bit more breathing room and to put some thought and energy into our structure and our infrastructure as we approach another busy season of circus camps. First ecstasy, then laundry, and all that.
Speaking of circus camps, there is STILL ROOM in most weeks of camp!!
Usually, all of our camps are full by this point in the year. Apparently other day camps are experiencing a similar phenomenon. Is it the economy? Was it the endless winter? Do kids really just want to stay indoors and stare at screens all day??? WE HOPE NOT! We know there are plenty of kids out there who thrive on physical activity in a non-competitive setting and whose zany imaginations make them a perfect fit for the circus. And we know that many of you know those kinds of kids. Please send them our way! Don’t forget that scholarships are available.