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Monday, May 9, 2011

Columnist Anna Pulley Flies Through the Air with the Greatest of ... Fear, but She Beats It

Posted on Mon, May 9, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Self-proclaimed social-media mistress Anna Pulley spent time on a trapeze last week as a way to "kick [her] malaise in the balls" and overcome a number of personal fears. Pulley writes the technology advice column Dear Anna for us on Thursdays.

In a 90-minute session, she learned to swing on a trapeze, let go, and catch the arms of someone swinging from another trapeze. She writes on her blog what led her to the experience, and she posted the above video of the outcome.

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Cirque Noveau Aims High -- and Stays Aloft -- with Devil/Fish at Brava Theater

Posted By on Mon, May 2, 2011 at 7:30 AM

Haley Vilora's movements in Devil/Fish resembled those of Linda Blair in The Exorcist. - ERIC GILLET
  • Eric Gillet
  • Haley Vilora's movements in Devil/Fish resembled those of Linda Blair in The Exorcist.
Director and featured performer Angelo Rodriguez brought together a diverse range of aerial and acrobatic circus performances to an intimate stage setting over the weekend as Cirque Noveau commenced its second run of Devil/Fish at Brava Theater.

The story is a simple fable: A clownfish falls in love with a beautiful woman and has an existential crisis when the devil approaches him with a deal to turn human. Despite its appeal to young audiences (children marveled at the gimmicky interludes), the narrative is just an excuse to introduce varied characters onto the stage, each with a unique act.

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