In generations past, people would run away with the circus or hop a freight train to leave the monotony of small-town life. Today it is the same. Everyone knows that there is more, that there are possibilities beyond dreams waiting for us if we have the courage to make the leap. We are not alone in this desire for a better world. People everywhere are becoming the transformation they wish to see in the world and finding friends along the way to share and co-create this dream.
It’s a story I’m sure you have heard, an ancient tale dare forget not a word. -What’s Become of The Circus?
Perhaps you have seen a Living Folklore Parade or danced all night under the stars at Lucidity, Faerieworlds, Symbiosis, Rootwire, A Rainbow Gathering, or Burning Man. Actually, there are endless places that you may have found your tribe because we are everywhere. Alternative Culture, Festival Season is in Full Bloom and todays kids aren’t running away to join the circus, they are dancing into the future and creating a whole new world.
Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right. -Scarlet Begonias
Living Folklore continues the tradition with giant puppets, stilt walkers and parades at festivals across the United States.read more
There comes a time when we must live up to the promise of a better future. A time to make the stories of those who came before us live again. A time to dance a new world into being & celebrate a mystery we call life. That time is...read more
Is it too far fetched to believe that nature is conspiring to show you something you have forgotten about being alive? Gumbo doesn’t think so, and here he is rushing off to follow a raven. Unfortunately, Gumbo can’t fly. Well, not without a little bit of magic. It’s a good thing he’s with Billy Willorwont!read more
We are so happy to invite our fellow circus conspirators to post stories, reflections, anecdotes and wisdom within this ongoing blog! Circus, festivals, carnival, touring, performance art, workshops, live music, cultural exchanges, and the communities that surround these things are all great platforms for learning and growth. The comment section below is open, so please join in the conversation! If you feel like you have more than a comment to add to the conversation and would like to contribute your own blog articles, please contact us and we will create an account for you to submit. We are interested in contributions from people who can help shed light on the process of living your dream and helping to improve and heal our global community through art....read more