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“Miracles are all around us, once we discover how to recognize them we can never forget.” – W.F


Circus-palooza at Shelburne Museum, July 16

Jul 10, 2017

Circus-palooza at Shelburne Museum, July 16
Bill Forchion will once again join Wunderle's Big Top Adventures to perform at the Shelburne Museum's Circus-palooza on Sunday July 16th. Bill will be Clown/MC with his clown apprentice Quin Forchion at his side. Bill and Quin will guide the circus merriment hosted by the Shelburne Museum. For more information check out https://shelburnemuseum.org/event/circus-palooza
It is bound to be great fun for the whole family.

Forgetory

Jun 30, 2017



Another "Billosophy minute". There is a time to remember and a time to forget.

Ashgabat Adventure

Jun 5, 2017

Ashgabat Adventure
Our epic week in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan has come to an end. We said "See you down the road" to Sara yesterday after our only rest day. We did manage a few tourist type things on our rest day including a trip to the Altyn Asyr bazzaar (an enormous market on the outskirts of Ashgabat), lunch in a yurt with a drink of fermented camels milk, a visit to a museum of Turkmen history and exploration of the ruins of Nissa.
    Billy and I facilitated our final workshop of phase 1 at the Institute of Culture this morning (Monday June 5). The students and staff eagerly took in what we had to offer and asked for more. The Artistic Director of the Circus Dept. has not been shy in asking that we return for no less than a month next time.  We then performed in a special Circus presentation at the Turkmen State Circus, which included introductions by the Minister of Culture and U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan, Allan Mustard. After the performance the Director of the Turkmen State Circus also asked that we return to work with his performers. He stated that the work we did was already evident in the ring. We finished our day with a U.S. Embassy social network 'live chat' via Line app.
    Our circus cultural exchange to Turkmenistan has been a truly amazing journey. I have seen a part of the world I had not imagined. I have been introduced to a culture I was only vaguely aware of. I met people that changed my life. And I did manage to take a few photos and some video footage. I will put together a presentation about this adventure to share with all who are interested. This adventure was far too amazing not to share.
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