Chimgee's Mission


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Erdenechimeg “Chimgee” Haltarhuu is a Mongolian circus performer and crusader against domestic abuse. She teaches full-time at Circus Juventas, in St. Paul. With her Mission Manduhai initiative, she takes her troupe, Circus Manduhai, to rural Mongolia, where she educates circus-goers about the dangers of violence in the home. As World Circus Day and the 20th anniversary of Circus Juventas approach in April, she speaks with KFAI reporter Diane Richard about the dueling passions that animate her life.