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.
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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.”