Episode 59 - Hovey Burgess, circus legend and educator
On today's episode Josh and Lyndsay talk about their new circus and dance show designed for virtual reality, their latest trip to San Diego and Las Vegas where they saw The Miss Behave Gameshow and Piff The Magic Dragon, drama in the industry press about the Cirque De Demain Festival, and new performing circus animals bans in the UK. They also travel to the East Village to interview circus educator and legend Hovey Burgess. Hovey taught 100 semesters at NYU as well as at Julliard, Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Clown College, Sarah Lawrence College, and Circo Dell'Arte; he's also performed on stage with Circus Flora, Hunt Bros Circus, Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Electric Circus, Patterson Brothers Circus and Toledo Zoo Wild Animal Show. If you enjoy today's episode please rate the podcast on Apple Podcasts and share it with your friends. Have a great week!
- [15:16] Growing up in four states as a "corporate brat"
- [22:02] Leaving home after high school
- [33:30] First circus job with Hunt Bros Circus
- [38:30] Eloise and her bears and a discussion of animal rights
- [52:31] Hovey starts teaching at NYU
- [1:10:10] How to build a circus library
- [1:13:39] Hovey's time with Circus Flora
- [1:21:48] Hovey on the State of the Circus