"Do you dance, Minnaloushe, do you dance? / When two close kindred meet, / What better than call a dance? / Maybe the moon may learn, / Tired of that courtly fashion, / A new dance turn." - WB Yeats Moon Ballerina. Beautiful.
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Beautiful! trapeze artist silhouette in front of full moon
This is a completed heel catch and done very well. Her legs are extended giving the trick a beautiful and professional appearance. Theresa is wearing blocks but they are very small and are not noticeable to an untrained eye. Not to be critical ………..But I have seen blocks so large that it looks like the aerial artist had deformed feet, because their blocks were so large. This is a Doc Capell photo. Theresa Morales might have been a performer on his circus.
“Maude Banvard in The Catch, at the Brockton Fair, Brockton, Mass, 1907″ by Frederick W. Glasier (John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art & Eakins Press Foundation)
“Maude Banvard in The Catch, at the Brockton Fair, Brockton, Mass, 1907″ by Frederick W. Glasier
Maude Banvard in The Catch, at the Brockton Fair, Brockton, Mass., 1907.
Trapeze Artists. Circus Performers, 1899-1928, via the Retronaut
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Circus performers, 1907.
The role of women in circus is, for me, a source of pride. Long before society began to see women as equals, and long before the idea of women being equals was even a thing, women had a place in the circus. Female circus performers date back to the earliest days of modern circus. In 1772, an early circus performance at Philip Astley's Riding School in London featured two equestriennes. In 1772! By the end of the 19th century, American circus was entering its Golden Age. Women had a role in the circus, and unlike female performers in other artistic fields like theatre, they were respected and considered respectable. Successful, strong, and talented, the female circus artist was a role model for progressive urban women. The female circus star was proof that a woman could outshine a man. So today, let us honour the strength, grace, and physical prowess of women of circus past. Unknown More after the jump. Antoinette Concello, first woman to do the triple on flying trapeze Maude Banvard, The Catch, Brockton Fair 1907 by Frederick W Glasier Mable Stark, famed animal trainer from the 1920s and beyond Erma Ward, aerialist of the 1920s, could do 100 plange turns Bareback rider May Wirth standing on shoulders of Richard Arlen Bird Millman, 1922, Chicago. Considered one of the greatest female wire walkers in America Pinto del Oro, Spain's "stunning, steel-nerved trapeze performing star" Famed strongwoman of the 1910s, Katie Sandwina Female juggling star Lottie Brunn. A rarity even today. For more incredible women of circus, why not check this out? I know I'm very tempted to order a copy, though 35 pounds is a pretty hefty sum when converted to Canadian dollars... Pictured on cover, famed strongwoman of the 1900s, Miss Charmaine
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