June 17th, 2013

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Circus Flora, 150613, St.Louis

Circus Flora, this year, put up a theme of "A Trip To The Moon", based on Georges Melies 1902 film, Le Voyage dans la Lune.

You can read all about the production

here


My friend Ruth Hartsell had volunteered for the Circus Flora show on the 15th of June, 2013,so I volunteered, too. The show is from 1pm to 3pm, and we were present, as required, at noon. We had a detailed briefing by the House Manager, Harold (Scott and he share the task, dividing up the circus seating area between them). We were told how to read the tickets, how to deal with potential problems (eg. people arriving with tickets for the same seats...check if the dates are different), and so on. We cleaned the area and the seating, and could help ourselves to a snack of baby carrots, have plenty of water, too.

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We cleaned the area and the seating, and could help ourselves to a snack of baby carrots, have plenty of water, too. Here's Ruth cleaning the chairs (I did my part, too, I was not merely photographing her!)

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I was very thrilled when Harold announced that at this show, photography and videography was allowed; usually, it is not. My job was to hand out programs to the patrons as they entered, and welcome them; I did this with great enjoyment, but also got in a few nice scenes.

These two were not part of the circus either on the afternoon that DnA went, or this one. However, they constantly keep practising their knife-throwing. Here they are picking knives after the practice:

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The Flickr account has several more photos, which you can see if you like.

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Let me close with these images....


a pic of the Flying Wallendas:

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Here's Di, another volunteer, who made that lovely St.Louis hat she's wearing:

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What the circus dog said when his trainer asked him to multiply 3 by 2 by 75:

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And one of the heart-stopping moments on the trapeze:

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Hope you enjoyed Circus Flora as much as I did, and thanks to them for making it possible for me to share these moments with you!