“Rising star Misty Copeland makes history as the first African American Female Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre.
When she discovered ballet, however, Misty was living in a shabby motel room, struggling with her five siblings for a place to sleep on the floor. A true prodigy, she was dancing en pointe within three months of taking her first dance class and performing professionally in just over a year: a feat unheard of for any classical dancer”.
You’ve either got the sawdust in your veins or you haven’t
I’ve always loved the circus
We are a family circus
My sister runs the ticket office
I love the travelling, I love going to different places
The troop are not from a circus
I have to tell them to pick their costumes up
Any dramas, I have to sort it ou
I’m basically the group chaperone
Wheel of death, magic, aerial skills, hula hoops
It’s a full house of circus acts
No we’re only half full
Things change all the time
You’re not just moving country, you’re moving a complete community
You end up somewhere where you’re related to somebody along the line
Vocabulary chunks in this video are also suitable for those taking the CaMLA ECPE Speaking Test @ HAU
Do you want to study Circus Arts?
The National Centre for Circus Arts is a registered charity and one of Europe’s leading providers of circus education. Based in a magnificent Victorian power station adjacent to Hoxton Square, we involve thousands of people in the creation and performance of circus arts every year. Over half of the annual income needed to run the National Centre comes from grants and donations.