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Circus-themed fun, food and drink in Sarasota

By JENNIFER WELLS, HERALD-TRIBUNE

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

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Sailor Circus offers flying trapeze classes for beginners

By JOSH CASCIO, FOX 13 NEWS

SARASOTA – The folks from Sailor Circus make flying through the air on a trapeze look easy. Ever wonder if you could do it? Now you can give it a try. Sailor Circus in Sarasota is offering trapeze lessons, even for beginners. More

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Renaldo gets the world laughing

By JAY HANDELMAN, HERALD-TRIBUNE

Clown and comedian Renaldo (Photo by Cliff Roles)

SARASOTA – These moments do more than just warm up the crowd for the show to come. Al “Renaldo” Calienes is as much a sociologist as he is a clown. He’s studying individuals to figure out who might be most willing to join him later on stage. More

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Circus Arts Conservatory gives audience an intimate version of big-top talent

By SAMMI FISHER, OBSERVER GROUP

The incredible hand-balancing of Duo Fusion

SARASOTA – This summer, The Circus Arts Conservatory and The Ringling are stepping out of the ring and onto the stage to present a show everyone can enjoy — especially if the term “hand balancers” intrigues you. More

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Video: Duo Fusion from Summer Circus Spectacular

By SUNCOAST VIEW, ABC7 

SARASOTA – Duo Fusion performs and speaks about performing in the 2018 Summer Circus Spectacular on ABC7’s “Suncoast View”.

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Circus Review: Fun and thrills in Ringling’s Summer Circus Spectacular

By JAY HANDELMAN, HERALD-TRIBUNE

SARASOTA – You’ll hear a lot of giggles and quite a few oohs and aahs during the 2018 edition of the Summer Circus Spectacular, which brings the Circus Arts Conservatory back to The Ringling’s Historic Asolo Theater. More

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Circus serves up fun at Sarasota mall

By AMELIA HANKS, OBSERVER GROUP

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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Summer Circus Spectacular in Sarasota features Cubique shape manipulation act

By ANNA BRYSON, HERALD-TRIBUNE

SARASOTA – Summer Circus Spectacular is back for its 11th annual production featuring some of the circus world’s most exciting acts. The Circus Arts Conservatory and The Ringling are presenting another show for “children of all ages” to enjoy today through July 28. More

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Young trapeze students face fears and challenges in circus training program

By WHITNEY ELFSTROM, HERALD-TRIBUNE

SARASOTA – Standing 20 feet in the air on a small platform, with a clear view of downtown Sarasota, 12 brave kids are taking big leaps this week during the Circus Arts Conservatory first three-day flying trapeze summer workshop. More