Into the wild(er) slightly more northern parts

I had a spur-of-the-moment chance to make a quick visit to the lovely state of Aguascalientes recently. I’ve been meaning to visit the Volunteer living up there, but scheduling these trips is tricky, unless you can just go with the flow and take the last-minute opportunity. This is now the most northerly part of Mexico […]

The most wonderful time of the year

The circus festival is back! The circus festival is back! Forget all other ways of marking Peace Corps service time, I am now just counting time in between festivals of acrobatics. Tonight was the kick-off of the 5th annual Festival Internacional Alternativo de Artes Escénicas, or Siguientescena. It seems a little smaller than last year, but […]

Getting ready

Best watched on repeat. chalking-up2 from Karen M on Vimeo.

Are there circus groupies?

The 4th annual festival of alternative arts (Festival Siguientescena 2011) in town did not disappoint last week. Consisting of “unconventional theater, dance, and circus” performances, the general quality of the talent was extremely high. Full of great music, dance, and people doing generally crazy things with their bodies, these types of performances are some of my […]