Episode 57 - Samantha Smith, contortionist and star of SLUMBER (down under)

Episode 57 - Samantha Smith, contortionist and star of SLUMBER (down under)

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On this week's episode, Josh and Lyndsay remember the late and incredibly talented circus artist Raphael Cruz, they also discuss some of the dark #MeToo news coming out the circus industry, Cirque Du Soleil's latest $200 million dollar project in China, and update listeners with the ongoing legal fight between Ringling Bros (aka Feld Entertainment) and Kid Rock. They also sit down for an interview with Samantha Smith, who was a lead character and the contortionist in the Australian version of Hideaway Circus's SLUMBER. We talk with Sam about her life starting in Perth and performing career in London as well as how to survive and be successful in the circus industry with out going to an elite level training program. If you enjoy today's episode please rate us on Apple Music and share the podcast with a friend. Have a great week!

  • [15:55] Growing up on the West Coast of Australia
  • [22:43] Finding work in Bollywood right after High School
  • [28:16] On moving from Australia to London
  • [37:10] Sam on joining Slumber down under and crushing her video audition
  • [40:20] How to develop as artist with out the frame work of an elite school
  • [45:32] Difference between the Australian and British circus and cabaret scenes
  • [50:26] On training new tricks and skills
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