Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Death of a clown

Reg - half clown. pic: Nic Ellis - West Australian Newspapers
Sad to hear today that Reg Bolton has died.

I worked with Reg during the late 70s, as he (like me) saw the positively therapeutic aspect of circus skills for all levels of ability. He remained focused on community projects, and first steps, and fun.

I would like to extend my sympathy to Annie, Jo and Sophie...

Although Reg had moved to Australia a while ago, he still travelled the globe encouraging new circus projects. For instance, he met up with Ali from NoFit State here at CircElation.

"damn everything but the circus!
...damn everything that is grim, dull
motionless, unrisking, inward turning,
damn everything that won't get into the circle,
that won't enjoy,
that won't throw its heart into the tension,
surprise, fear and delight
of the circus,
the round world
the full existence...
damn everything but the circus!"


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