The Falzone-Buzukhov Circus has known great tragedy, from their near destruction after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake when their circus was burnt to the ground, to their more recent demise in Las Vegas when their circus was shuttered at the hands of foreign bankers. Rising from the ashes, Spiegelworld recently helped bring the remains of the troupe to Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert. Each night we waited in vain for family patriarch Alfonso Buzukhov to arrive. But the show went on. Four standing-room-only performances astounded the Burners who crowded inside our tent. We suspect this is not the last we’ll hear of Alfie.