I n an e-mail home to parents, the director of Roy and Peaches’ summer circus camp reiterated the program’s commitment to learning through a series of disciplines including (but not limited to): work, fun, practice, encouragement, collaboration, imagination and risk. Risk. I know about the stilts and the aerial work and the one returning camper whose parents have supported their love of the circus arts to such an extent that they purchased some theatrical implement that can be set on fire and twirled like a mace to the amazement of onlookers (sorry—as of this writing, still no officially sanctioned fire at Circo Latino!), but risk is a dirty word to contemporary parents. Just reading it in print puts a twist in my stomach, a…