Beyond the Big Top 

The East Bay is home to a thriving circus arts scene that provides exercise, community-building, and a unique form of creative expression.

On 7th Street in West Oakland, just across from Interstate 880, the yellow and green Kinetic Arts Center building stands out from its spartan surroundings. Inside, eight- and nine-year-old boys and girls are practicing the basics of parkour, a sport that involves moving efficiently…

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