Flag Day

After a catalogue of local disasters here in Mid Wales (see two previous posts) we’re waving the flag today because (as far as we know!) nothing awful has happened for a couple of days (touch wood, etc. etc…). So let’s make it the acro ‘flag’:



flag day

The ‘human flag’. Only the third boy here is getting close to the right ‘form’: both arms should be straight and the body perfectly horizontal:


OK. Now Mr Gym Coach speaking here… just need legs together and toes pointed, and we’re close!

Cover1 ThumbCover2 Thumband, finally...Our own adventures in acrobatics and gymnastics are chronicled in these modest volumes (also available as e-books through the usual channels), but be aware that our group is essentially composed of gays and we explore all that too, as well as the adventures and misadventures that crossed our path in our touring days…


Working with a group of like-minded guys, as with the dancers depicted here, is really great. and of course, in order to be able to do this


…we need to spend a lot of time both on flexibility…


…and strength…



OK. One more for inspiration tonight: the perfect acrobat physique, perhaps…


…or do you think he needs just a little bit more on his biceps and triceps?

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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