Florida’s Circus Arts Conservatory (CAC) Co-Presents The 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in DC. Partnership culminates 2 years of production for America’s largest tourist event

The 50th Anniversary Smithsonian Folklife Festival closed on July 9th, following 2 weeks run in DC. This year’s festival focused on the international world of Circus Arts. CAC presented 3 major performance programs and hosted circus troupes and performers from all over the world in the only Big Top on the National Mall and at daily demonstrations in the Arts and Industries Building and 20 venues across The Mall.
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Circus Arts Conservatory Goes to Washington

By: Ilene Denton, Sarasota Magazine

It stars in the 50th anniversary Smithsonian Folklife Festival through July 9.

Watching the stars of Circus Sarasota perform under its wonderfully familiar Big Top on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.—and experiencing the roar of delight and appreciation from thousands of circus-goers from around the world—is a moment of civic pride hard to put into words.  More

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Circus Sarasota helps the Smithsonian celebrate centuries of tradition

By: Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune Arts Editor

The 50th folklife festival runs through July 9 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON — Ringling Schmingling!

With some of the nation’s most prominent circus performers, promoters and historians taking part in the 50th Smithsonian Folklife Festival, it’s no surprise that the demise of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is a frequent and much-debated subject of conversation. More