Genie Cartier talks to Jo Tomalin about her life as an acrobat and developing her solo show – the Curve – playing at this year’s San Francisco Fringe

““the Curve” is the story of Genie Cartier’s nearly 30 years as an acrobat, told through a unique blend of formats. In this one-woman variety show, circus, dance, physical comedy and spoken word are all stitched together to form the image of life as a circus performer– and what happens to the body and mind in the process. Ranging from absurd performing experiences to the tragic hazards of a dangerous sport, the show is both an examination of circus as an art form and a personal reflection.”

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