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Circus Fitness For All


SARASOTA – Jovially juggling its resources and forward-flipping into an exciting renovation, The Circus Arts Conservatory progresses steadfast in a project to expand programming in the community and revamp its one-of-a-kind Sailor Circus Arena. More

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COMMENTARY: Sailor Hall ceremony set


SARASOTA – The female athlete inductee will be Dolly Jacobs, who performed for the Sailor Circus and co-founded in 1997 Circus Sarasota. In 2015 Jacobs became the first circus performer to receive the National Heritage Fellowship, awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the country’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. More


Circus-themed fun, food and drink in Sarasota


SARASOTA – Even as the old family circuses like former local treasure Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus have taken their last bow, the circus arts are alive and well, especially here in Sarasota. More


Circus serves up fun at Sarasota mall


SARASOTA – Harper Lassiter, 3, couldn’t tear her eyes away from the plate she spun on a stick at The Mall at UTC. Her small hand grasped the end of the stick and had to be pried away by her father, Jimmy Lassiter. More

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Circus Sarasota offers an ‘Ovation’ for the modern circus

By: Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald

The annual show from Circus Sarasota under the big top is one of the most highly anticipated circus events of the year, even in an area that’s overflowing with great circus events. More

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Zerbini’s horses to run free at Circus Sarasota’s Ovation

By: Vicki Dean, Herald-Tribune

At Circus Sarasota, Sylvia Zerbini will present about 11 horses in her Grand Liberté show. More

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At Lunch: Jennifer Mitchell in the Center Ring

By: Ruth Lando, Style Magazine
Photo by: Mike Lang

Jennifer Mitchell is drawn to jobs where she’s challenged to overcome criticism. More pg. 14-15

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One year after Wallenda accident, the show must go on for Circus Sarasota

By: Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald

A year ago, five performers in Nik Wallenda’s high-wire act were seriously injured in an accident during Circus Sarasota rehearsals. None of the injuries were life-threatening, but Wallenda still called it the worst day of his life. Wallenda was not injured, but members of his family were. Circus Sarasota for 2018 opens Friday, almost a year to the day after the incident.Circus officials are taking a “show-must-go-on” attitude. More

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Circus Sarasota “Ovation!” Balances in our Studio!

Clip from Suncoast View – ABC7 Sarasota

The Big Top has risen next to Nathan Benderson Park, and today we get a preview of what’s going on in there with Circus Sarasota! Check out this preview of “Ovation!” with Kirill Rebkovets.  More

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Exploring the Arts in School

By Jordana Terrell – Sarasota Herald-Tribune

On a recent Saturday, Suncoast Technical College swapped its typical educational courses for halls filled with students on hover boards, teachers playing with puppets, and multitudes of artistic work provided by dozens of Sarasota organizations.

The change of scenery was due to EdExplore SRQ’s second annual ED-Stravaganza, featuring 40 Sarasota area arts, culture and science organizations offering field trips and in-class opportunities for teachers to provide for their students during the school year. Clowns, scientists, actors and even some ice cream connoisseurs were pitching unique approaches to learning. More