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Spenser Inwood: the chronic fatigue of circus life

Saturday 31 May 2014

 

From ABC Radio's RN Life Matters:

 

Spenser Inwood
Spenser Inwood
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Spenser Inwood: the chronic fatigue of circus life

By Natasha Mitchell
May 28, 2014

Imagine this.

You are flying through the air filled with a sense of freedom and exhilaration.

You can rely on the extraordinary strength of your finely-tuned athletic physique to perform daring acts of bravery and return you safely to your launch pad.

This is the world of Spenser Inwood, a flying trapeze performance artist with Circus OZ, who are in rehearsal for the world premiere of their next big top show called But wait, there’s more.

And there is more.

One day Spenser woke up only to discover that she couldn’t trust her body anymore to do the tricks she knew so well.

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