Enlightenment of Man

NOTE ADDED 16th DECEMBER – delighted to announce that Soloce is alive and well and has contacted me. I think that he just decided to stop blogging, but he certainly hasn’t lost his interest in yoga and performance. 

NOTE ADDED 20th AUGUST – no sooner did I discover this terrific site, it has vanished.

A diversion today – enough about forthcoming books!

A guy called ‘Sol’ in Australia blogs hundreds and hundreds of pictures celebrating yoga, dance, gymnastics and acrobatics – also some seriously artistic and very clever stuff. I found his site by chance – a sample picture is above – and it is one of the best sites celebrateing all the things we love that we have ever found. For us, many of the yoga moves are impossible – these guys were maybe matched by our one-time colleague contortionist Felipe, whilst Ethan is not bad – but, as acrobats with a rather intense performance history, we have a bit too much muscle for much of that stuff!

Sol is at http://enlightenmentofman.tumblr.com  and I do encourage a visit – the site has the feature that whenever you scroll down, more and more of the archive appears – thousands of excellent pictures. He’s in the links list bottom right, too, under ‘Acrobatics’ – see ‘Photosite celebrating male dance…’ – but be warned, yoga practitioners do like to perform (and be photographed!) naked, so if that offends, go elsewhere.

I’m not going to get into re-blogging Sol’s work, but here’s one more recent one of an elegant ballet boy:

OK, one final one, bringing us back to acrobats:

Everything Sol posts celebrates the (mainly male) human body and what it can achieve with a dedication to training and hard work. Which is exactly where we, and perhaps you too, are coming from.

About tonycavanagh

Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our main training base for acrobatics and circus stuff, but we also established a base in Wales (UK) to serve us when we are working in Europe. Our 'story', of finding gay love, learning the acrobatics trade and then of how we got shot at during our show (and worse was to follow - just to prove that the risks of being an acrobat are not always the most obvious ones!) are now available in my three books 'Loving the Boy', 'The Power of Love' and 'Against All Odds'. Links available on most blog posts. Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. A fourth book - not about us but exploring the sadness of a gay Native American boy denied his true identity - is currently with an agent for evaluation. watch for 'Let The Future Find Me' in due time. And now to book five... another boy, another quest... seems its always boys...
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1 Response to Enlightenment of Man

  1. lorenzo says:

    I love the ballet boy in the second picture

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