In the world of circus arts education, it is taken as a given that an understanding of anatomy is important. I couldn’t agree more.
For the past nine weeks (ten weeks, if we count the week where The Mega Cold had me laid low), I had the extreme pleasure and privilege of gathering on Wednesday mornings with a group of my fellow coaches at Esh Circus Arts to teach a course I called Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology for Circus Coaches. (By the end, we all just called it Anatomy Class). Every week, we would gather on the mats in the corner with the biggest wall space. There, using the projector (when I could get it to work properly), we would spend an hour discussing anatomy and physiology as it relates to teaching circus arts.