West Des Moines’ Cirque Wonderland owner explains joy of circus arts

West Des Moines’ Cirque Wonderland owner explains joy of circus arts

Hi, I’m Felicia Coe. I have Cirque Wonderland, in which I get to dangle upside

Hi, I’m Felicia Coe. I have Cirque Wonderland, in which I get to dangle upside down and perform with fireplace — professionally.

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The Offer

Here’s the offer, circus is for everyone and for each body.

When you think of the circus, you could feel of clowns and small autos, lions jumping through rings of fire or rhinestone-clad performers swinging from ropes in the sky. All those are the roots of traditional circus. But, as most factors do, the circus has progressed. Nowadays, everyone can be a section of the circus devoid of actually managing absent. 

Certainly, I stated everyone

Numerous people feel circus arts — specially aerial arts — are inaccessible to the common person. But I’m here to convey to you or else. 

I train aerial arts, companion acrobatics, fire dancing, and other circus disciplines for a dwelling. I’m also a performer and event director. I’m rather certain I have the coolest job in town, and I freaking appreciate it! 

Circus has been the most pleasurable and empowering practical experience of my existence. I get to be imaginative, shift my body, dance, be foolish, obstacle myself and execute genuinely neat items alongside some actually great individuals. 

When I convey to men and women what I do for operate the most typical thing I listen to is, “That’s awesome, but I could in no way do that.” They then proceed to explain to me how they are far too outdated, way too large, far too out of shape, way too damaged or far too uncoordinated to try out. And I get it. It’s an daunting exercise.

Yes, you can do this.

Which is why we launched Not Your Ordinary Aerialist to introduce far more folks to the pleasure of circus. This course is reserved for folks with exclusive bodies and talents who prefer to commence their aerial journey with other non-classic pupils. Much larger bodies, more mature bodies, bodies with disabilities or persistent illness are welcome to be a part of. Taught by curvy instructors who can present modifications to make aerial artwork obtainable and successful for every person and every physique — we meet up with you suitable exactly where you are now and make circus arts obtainable to absolutely everyone.