Trapeze originated in the mid 1800s in Toulouse, France by a man named Jules Léotard, for which the one-piece costume commonly worn by aerialists and acrobats gets its name. This story exclusively features handmade designs from one of the participants, Juanita Cardenas↓. The circus was popular subject matter for painters, sculptors, and photographers in the early 20th Century, this collaboration took place at Big Sky Works in Williamsburg Brooklyn, 2016. Thank you so much to the lovely ladies who participated; Tanya Gagne, Juanita Cardenas, Trixie Little, and Suzanne Rogaleski. 

"The difficulty on a static trapeze is making every move look effortless. It is like dance, in that most people of a reasonable level of strength can get onto the trapeze bar for the first time and perform some basic tricks, but an experienced artist will do them with much more grace and style." the internet

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