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the Earl of Whirl

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Vermont: circus arts center get press-some good some bad!
« on: August 30, 2017, 03:16:05 PM »

A logo of a unicyclist juggling five balls is on the front page of the B section in the USA Today newspaper.  On the back page of that section is an even larger logo and a small article about NECCA: New England Center for Circus Arts.  It is in Brattleboro, Vermont and the article talks about how they have a new location and will have a big event featuring jugglers and a flying trapeze.  The opening comes after a month of internal chaos resulting in the resignation of the center's board!?!?

Lincolnrick, do you remember this group from any IJA fests?  How about you, JNeff?  This group sounds kind of familiar but I am not positive about it.  Whatever, it seems like a weird time for this school.
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lincolnrick

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Re: Vermont: circus arts center get press-some good some bad!
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 04:30:42 PM »

Lincolnrick, do you remember this group from any IJA fests?  How about you, JNeff?  This group sounds kind of familiar but I am not positive about it.  Whatever, it seems like a weird time for this school.

I know of NECCA because of their controversy over board members vs. sister founder duo acrobats? Something like that. I have no memory of them at any festival I've been too. Only mentioned in conversations and what I've read online.
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: Vermont: circus arts center get press-some good some bad!
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2017, 10:50:37 PM »

Oh my gosh!  Tony Duncan is a part of this group.  He is phenomenal.  I remember him and have talked with him on a few occasions.  It sounds like he and some other coaches also were not having very good relations with the board.
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