A company of circus performers thrives in West Oakland

Bunny trains with The Vespertine Circus, a West Oakland troupe of aerialists, jugglers and all-around performers.

Bunny trains with The Vespertine Circus, a West Oakland troupe of aerialists, jugglers and all-around performers.

This story takes us under the big top. Traveling troupes of trained animals, acrobats and clowns may have originated in Ancient Rome, but today in West Oakland, a group of twenty-somethings are not just reinventing the old art form—they’re living it.

Check out The Vespertine Circus’ Web site for shows, classes and photos.

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