Cyclown Circus in Kunming?
My Kunming newsfeed just turned up this article from The Standard HK on the Cyclown Circus in Beijing — interesting in a number of ways. First off, it was written by Rachel Wasser, who I don’t know personally (yet) but I immediately recognized as a fellow PiA… er… fellow in Beijing. Secondly, it seems to indicate that this group is planning to come to Kunming.
The cyclowns have a general plan for the near future. Soon they will leave Beijing and continue to cycle south, likely stopping in Chengdu and Kunming, and slowly meandering towards Southeast Asia. They have an offer of a place to winter in Thailand, which they may or may not take up. As usual, details of their plans are vague.
I have to admit that I had never heard of the Cyclowns until I saw this article… but honestly, anyone or anything coming to Kunming is a cause for celebration, and/or research, which I promptly engaged in.
The Cyclown Circus folks are taking the concept of “migrant worker” to a whole new level. They’ve been travelling around the world for more than 6 years, performing and clowning and riding on ridiculous looking bicycles. This is exactly the kind of thing that will go over HUGE in Kunming so allow me to encourage them to get down here ASAP.
A whole lot more info can be found on their website.