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Circus Arts Performance of a Lifetime

BY NIKI KOTTMANN — OBSERVER MEDIA GROUP: When Alice Hafner joined Sailor Circus, she just wanted to learn to unicycle. Now, she and 30 other members will head to Washington, D.C., to unicycle, walk the tightrope and perform various other acts for millions later this month… Hafner will bring her unicycle act — along with three other acts — to Washington, D.C., to perform in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival with 30 other Sailor Circus members. The festival is run annually by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage… It was only recently that the circus arts was added to the list of cultural traditions celebrated at the festival… MORE