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Duncan Wall

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
Written by Duncan Wall
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2013
$16.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-47226-7 (0-307-47226-4)

A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

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...

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