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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

A former artist with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Elliana Grace now teaches aerial at Circus Harmony. Photo by GABRIELPHOTO.CA

Circus aerialist discusses the art of circus performance

BY ERIC BERGER, ASSOCIATE EDITOR January 2, 2020

While circus arts are generally on the descent — the company that owns the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closed in 2017 after 146 years — St. Louis resident Elliana Grace is trying to ensure that performers continue to ascend high...

For more of Nancy Kranzberg’s commentary, listen to KWMU (90.7) St. Louis on the Air the first Friday of each month at approximately 12:50 p.m. She also hosts a weekly Arts Interview podcast for KDHX (88.1), available at artsinterview.kdhxtra.org.

Life’s a ‘circus’ – for real – for these St. Louisans

By Nancy Kranzberg, Special to the Jewish Light July 26, 2017

Last month, an article in the St. Louis Post Dispatch appeared on the front page with the headline: “St. Louisan Joins the Circus—Washington U. graduate juggles his way into a spot with Cirque du Soleil.” It goes on to say, “Being a professional...

From left, Reggie Moore, Hala Assadi, Ali Hassarmi, Hla Assadi, Meghan Clark and Max Pepose perform at Central Reform Congregation last week. The performers are part of the St. Louis Flying Arches and the Galilee Circus from Israel.

Circus troupes bridge cultural divides

By Lauren Leone, St. Louis Beacon, stlbeacon.org August 8, 2012

The Galilee Circus, a Jewish-Arab circus youth troupe, happily find themselves in the circus ring with new and old friends from the St. Louis Flying Arches, a youth circus troupe from the city’s only social circus school, Circus Harmony. The troupes...

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