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Spark Circus fundraising

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Hi, I'm home! Not for long, though. In less six weeks, I will be in Thailand performing with Spark Circus. 

Joining the circus is a lifelong dream for everyone, isn't it? Maybe it is just me...

I'll be involved in lots of different ways: helping with backstage logistics, making circus props, and being a general dogsbody. Mainly, I will be a performer in the 20 person troupe and living my best talent, the playshops we will put on at the camps and schools. I will lead games and teach kids a range of circus skills from hooping to juggling and clowning. I even learned a magic rope trick while I was in Maine that I can teach.

And I am working on two solo acts. There is a fire show called Lamplighter that I wrote while I was visting the V & A in London and a silly kids song and dance inspired by frogs. Once all of us come together in Thailand in early January, there will be group choreography, shared acts and lots of show coordination to do.

Before I leave, I will sew five costumes from designs I sketched on airplanes around the world and creating props for shows and using in the playshops. I've already finished a ton of headpieces to share with the troupe.

I am also fundraising. Thanks so much to everyone who bought a postcard. Thanks to your generous donations, I am making my way to my $1000 goal. If you want to help and are in Tokyo, you can register for hoop workshops and private lessons with me. 

Also, Circus have just launched a big Indiegogo campaign. We hope to raise $10,000 before the circus begins. Please consider making a donation (and getting a perk) as a holiday gift. Click through for details on all the different ways you can help, and for more information on exactly what we will be doing with the donations:

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