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Field trip: Peru Circus

  • Peru Amateur Circus 154 North Broadway Peru, IN, 46970 United States (map)

Our trip to the Peru Amateur Circus has been one of the favorite trips for several years.  Many of the images have been seen in the monthly competitions.

The circus consists of approximately 250 young people ages 7 to 21 from Miami County performing a multitude of circus acts. Flying and multiple trapeze, roman rings, high wire, trampoline, aerial ballet, unicycle, juggling and of course, clowns. You will be amazed at the talent of these young performers.

We have been given access to shoot from the balcony and to go behind the scenes prior to the show to observe the performers getting into costume. Friday night is family night and is a prep for the opening performance on Saturday.

EQUIPMENT:  This is a low light auditorium so you will need a large f stop, f4.5 or faster, to capture the action. A monopod or tripod is a good choice while [n the balcony.

The driving time from Carmel is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.  Peru is on US 24 north of Kokomo.

Carpool Info: If you would like to share a ride, we'll meet at 5 pm in the northeast corner of the Market District parking lot near 116th and Illinois streets. FYI we typically return between 11pm and midnight.