A company of circus performers thrives in West Oakland

on April 25, 2011

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.

Click the audio player to hear more about circus life.

Photo by Basil D Soufi
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