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.