“There was a time…you walked alone, full of laughter, you bathed bare-bellied. You say you have lost all recollection of it, remember.

 You say there are no words to describe this time, you say it does not exist.  But remember. Make an effort to remember. Or, failing that, invent.”

-Monique Wittig / Les Guerilleres   1969

 

 

These words have meant a lot to me for a long time.  I use circus to reinvent and journey through the lost worlds of our time.

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Top: Circus Shadow 2015, OmFly / Artistic Director Jen Taylor. Below: Egyptian Partner Acrobatics, a Living Roundabout / Tomb of Mereruke, Saqqara. Old Kingdom, 2600 b.c.e.

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Middle Kingdom Hieroglyph 3,000 b.c.e.

Top: Circus Shadow 2014, OmFly / Artistic Director Jen Taylor. Below: Middle Kingdom Hieroglyph 3,000 b.c.e.

 

Shadow Circus 2016 / Jen Taylor

Shadow Circus 2016 / The Tower of Babel – Jen Taylor