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Lis Chere Thomas

Contemporary Circus Artist in Detroit, MI

Creative Physics

PRESENTED ON SEP 20, 2016
IN DETROIT @ VOL 29

Lis Chere Thomas is a Detroit-based contemporary circus artist with a creative interpretation of the laws of physics and an above-average appreciation of physical pain. In her words, "art hurts." Lis teaches and performs on aerial fabric, lyra (aerial hoop) and trapeze. She particularly enjoys invented apparatus, multimedia collaborations and performing in unusual locations.

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