circus artist. physical performer. puppeteer.
"Esther de Monteflores, a big-eyed acrobat, does a graceful, playful turn on the slack wire." - The New York Times
"The amazingly elastic aerialist Esther de Monteflores repeatedly seems to turn gravity on its side..." - Edmonton Journal
"De Monteflores's range of expression with a singular rope is both impressive and stunningly beautiful..." - SAD Mag
Esther de Monteflores is an American circus artist and puppeteer. Esther is one of a tiny handful of circus performers in the USA specializing in slackwire walking. Esther is the recipient of a 2017 Fellowship in Performing Arts from Artist Trust (Seattle, WA).
In her work, Esther seeks a balance between technical skill and expressive movement. Circus arts allow her to create work that is both intimate and spectacular, using the inherent element of risk to focus attention and spark imagination.
Primary discipline: slackwire
Secondary disciplines: cigar box juggling, puppetry
Zahra Marwan. 2017.