Inspiration – for us this time!

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Some teeterboard specialists from Cirque du Soleil offering a little inspiration for those of us who are going to try this next week for the first time!! This group are called Amaluna and are shown here having just completed pitch to handstand catch – to a guy off to the side of the centre of the board – quite a feat:

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Not quite sure where the guy still on the board is going in this next shot – a bit like a ‘spot the ball’ competition!:

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…I think he is vacating the space for the flier to land on his end of the board and pitch up the other guy.

That’s definitely a bit out of our league! We (if we get it together at all) are more likely to look like this:

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…except of course we shall be shirtless and barefoot as usual. In fact, I’m told some new costumes await us: silvery three-quarter length pants like these, with silver ‘thongs’ under for when we strip down to do the sweaty and ‘fakir-type stuff. A style rather like these…

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but some sort of ‘metallic’ finish to be picked out by the lights, apparently!

Jeans can look pretty effective in performance, as illustrated here by two British lads – Sam Sturt (top) and Jack Atherton (base, who I know slightly):

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…doing stuff we’re rather more familiar with (but wearing gym slippers not barefoot)

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Well, that’s given Jack and Sam a bit of a ‘plug’, I suppose. Now back to our own training!

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Keeping up the strength and muscle for holding those balances.

No time for more today – off to the gym right now.

 

 

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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