Failure is a Fine Option
— Risk Takers Everywhere
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There is a lot of talk about "risk" in circus.  Unfortunately, most of this talk is done by insurance companies and instructors concerned with the physical safety of their studios.

The idea that artistic risk is necessary for the evolution of circus as a contemporary art form is only now emerging in the United States.  The Risk Agitator aims to put artists in the precarious position of artistic experimentation by forming a network of people and agencies who are passionate about taking chances.  By programming "riskubators", creation residencies, and venturesome performance opportunities, we endeavor to propel circus into new dimensions of artistry and to redefine its scope.