In Center Ring presents, the stellar Veronica Blair. The aerialist turned documentarian is a trailblazing circus artist who rest proudly on the shoulders of those who came before her, while etching an indelible trail for generations to come.
In this episode, Ms. Blair opens up about her journey from inner city San Francisco to the wondrous world of aerial artistry and life under the big top. She shares the triumphs and woes of becoming a world class artist, including her exceptional training and fight to reclaim her self image in an industry which is most often unaware of its cultural biases with regards to the Black physiological aesthetic. Veronica also takes us inside her ten year odyssey to create the documentary, The Uncle Junior Project, a seminal work which pays tribute to the contributions of Black artists in the circus.
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