Born in China under the rule of Chairman Mao Zehdong, Guang Rong Lu began his circus training at the age of 11. After a long career as a performer, Mister Lu arrived in Australia to bring with him systems of teaching circus. He aided in establishing The National Institute of Circus Arts in Melbourne, Australia and worked as head coach in the program. In this interview, Mister Lu outlines how the financial philosophies nations adopt influence how circus artists train and work they create, and how he and circus have changed over his 55-year career.
Find out more:
The Age: A (more) in-depth biography of Mister Lu:
A write-up of the cultural and artistic philosophies of China:
Article about the Shanghai Circus School:
The National Institute of Circus Arts:
The Flying Fruit Fly Circus: