The Ordinary Acrobat
A Journey Into the Wondrous World of the Circus, Past and PresentBook - 2013
When Wall visited his first nouveau cirque as a college student in Paris, everything about it was captivating. So great was his enthusiasm that a year later he applied on a whim to the training program at the École Nationale des Arts du Cirque-- and was, to his surprise, accepted. Follow the collision of one American novice and a host of gifted international students in a rigorous regimen of tumbling, trapeze, juggling, and clowning. Along the way, Wall introduces us to the ambition, beauty, and thrills of the circus's long history.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, , ©2013
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 791.3 Wa
Description: 322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm