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Discussions Discussion Daredevils and Stunts
Elsa Maestra, Dec. 12, 2011

Before Cirque du Soleil — wayyy before… there were women performing all kinds feats of strength and acrobacy. Basically, these women were kicking some serious butt. I was looking up the Braselly Sisters, strongwomen who performed in the late 19thC, and I came across this fascinating article that describes some of the “Iron Ladies of the Old Times.”

http://www.fscclub.com/history/iron-e.shtml

Read about Olga the Mulatto (born in 1858), who could would hold a Civil War cannon from her teeth while it was fired, and her partner,Theophila Szterker, known as Kaira la Blanche.

I had no idea! Fascinating.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/20939975@N04/2872465991/
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Discussions Discussion Daredevils and Stunts
Cylvia Cho, Oct. 1, 2011

We saw the Kooza Wheel of Death stunt at Cirque du Soleil and it left us breathless. These guys are insane. By the way, they’re looking to hire more performers, in case you’re interested: http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/jobs/casting/disciplines/circus-arts/wheels.aspx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKFAly6G5cA
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