A Conversation with the Founders of New England Center for Circus Arts


By Jerry Goldberg/The Commons

ONE OF THE PERKS that come with a Chamber of Commerce gig is a front-row center seat at the pageant of players who step onto our community stage every day to show us what they’ve got. From service providers to shopkeepers, builders to bakers, they weave the fabric of our community — and we are enhanced by every thread.

I first became aware of the Smith sisters when they brought their circus-production company, Nimble Arts, to the scene. Whether they knew it at the time, their blend of artistry and athleticism was to be, as the old song goes, “the start of something big.”

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