CFA Members come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, from multi-generational performers to those who have just discovered the magic of circus. Just as today's circus has many forms and interpretations, each of our members brings his or her own unique perspective to the group.
CFA offers you an opportunity interact with fellow circus enthusiasts in many ways. Local geographic groups (called TENTS) provide a chance for folks who live in the same geographic area to attend shows together and to meet to share and discuss circus stories. Periodically, there is a national convention when Fans from throughout the country convene.
Wed in a Lion's Cage: Circus Queen's Active at 103
Madame Rosa appears at the circus apartment doorway in sparkling diamonds, red lipstick and a walking frame — and sits down beside her leopard skin rug.
"That's Mickey," exclaims the 103-year-old doyenne of Europe's most famous circus, pointing to all that remains of her former pet.
"He died of old age. We had him a long time," she says nostalgically, while offering a visitor one of her luxury Swiss chocolates.
Soon, anecdotes from the matriarch of Paris' famed Winter Circus come pouring out: how she got married in a lion's den, once entered a posh hotel carrying a baby primate in a hat box, and helped raise a parrot known for its foul use of the French language.