Guess who’s a fan of Cirque Alfonse?… that’s right, her majesty Dolly Parton. Here she is performing “Rocky Top” with Cirque Alfonse as back-up band.
Get Into It
Plus: original music from the show, now available for your streaming pleasure.
Get Thee to the Library
Recommended readings to accompany the Indefinite Article by Nancy Smithner.
Ernest Albrecht, The Contemporary Circus: Art of the Spectacular. Scarecrow Press, 2006.
Charles R. Batson and Louis Patrick Leroux, Cirque Global: Quebec’s Expanding Circus Boundaries. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016.
Pascal Jacob, The Circus: A Visual History. Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018.
Linda Simon, The Greatest Shows on Earth: A History of the Circus. Reaktion Books, 2014.
Peta Tait and Katie Lavers, editors, The Routledge Circus Studies Reader. Routledge, 2016.
Even more fabulous muscles: a new documentary and memoir bring transmasculine athletes and bodybuilders into the spotlight.
Get into Thomas Page McBee’s new book Amateur: A True Story about What Makes a Man with an excerpt, and an article on the book’s centerpiece boxing match; and read an interview with T Cooper, the director of a documentary on trans bodybuilding, “Man Made.”