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The Circus Project



Producer: Katrina Sarson  Videographers: Greg Bond, Tom Shrider  Editor: Bruce Barrow  Audio: Ted Cutler, William Ward


The Circus Project was started by Jenn Cohen in an effort to combine education for homeless and at-risk youth with the life lessons embedded into the circus arts.

Aerial, trapeze, contortion and many other classes are offered in their studio in Portland’s Pearl District. We’ll meet Jenn and other instructors, and watch the students in their Summer Performance Intensive group as they rehearse, learn new skills, and perform in a show.

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The Power of Art (1802)

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #1802
Most Recent Broadcast: October 13, 2016