Jessica Hentoff

Jessica Hentoff
4:13 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Mideast Fighting Strands Members Of Circus Harmony In Israel

The St. Louis Arches perform at Circus Flora in 2010.
Credit Provided by Circus Flora

The fighting in the Mideast has extended the stay in Israel of a local acrobatic group that uses the circus to bring people together.

Nine kids and three adults from Circus Harmony were scheduled to return to St. Louis July 23, but the decision to halt flights between the U.S. and Israel left them scrambling to make new plans. Now the flying St. Louis Arches will be landing next Tuesday morning.

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Giving Back
10:15 am
Wed December 11, 2013

This Sloup Dinner Provided Self Help, As Past Winners Reminisced

About 90 people came to the December Sloup dinner, which had no pitches and no soup. It did support Sloup itself.
Credit Zoë Scharf | Sloup

Sloup has been hosting monthly crowd-funding soup dinners in St. Louis since 2010. But the one on Dec. 8 at Climb So iLL (1419 Carroll St.), differed from the usual -- and not just because a gym staffer was clambering across the rock wall above the crowd. No arts groups presented proposals for bike-generated sound systems or giant murals. No votes were cast. There wasn’t even soup.

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9:16 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Commentary: The Circus Arts Thrive In St. Louis

Circus Flora at Night
Courtesy Circus Flora

The modern definition of a circus is based on the ancient word referring to the actual performance area, a circle of sorts, in which gladiatorial events, chariot races, etc. took place.

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