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Cirque's Russian connection
by Andrew Kiraly | posted July 21, 2011
Wherever there's a circus, there are Russians. In what promises to be an ongoing blog exploring Russia's connection to the circus, one observer ponders the many Easterners who flip, bounce and dance for Cirque du Soleil:
How Russians got to Vegas and why they stay there is a long story that has more to do with markets than walking a tightrope. Still, among the immigrants, among those who have found employment in Vegas, there is a world full of stories, a lot of emotion, and plenty of things to discuss. What is art? What has happened to the classical circus? How have the Russian performers elevated the talent pool in a city known more for “t and a” than for beauty flying through the air.
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