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Duncan Wall
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Duncan Wall studied as a Fulbright scholar at France’s École Nationale des Arts du Cirque de Rosny-sous-Bois. He was the founder and co-artistic director of The Candidatos, an acclaimed clown-theater company, and currently serves as the National Director of Circus Now, an organization dedicated to promoting contemporary circus performance and participation. He lives in Montreal, where he teaches circus history and criticism at the École Nationale de Cirque, Canada’s national circus school.

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The Ordinary Acrobat
A Journey Into the Wondrous World of Circus, Past and Present
Written by Duncan Wall


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $16.95

When Duncan Wall visited his first nouveau cirque as a college student in Paris, everything about it—the monochromatic costumes, the acrobats singing Simon and Garfunkel, the juggler reciting Proust—hooked him. Soon he was attending circuses two or three nights a week, and soon after that, he entered the intensively competitive training... Read more >
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The Ordinary Acrobat
A Journey into the Wondrous World of the Circus, Past and Present
Written by Duncan Wall


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $12.99

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