Performers Are in Lockdown Too…

…but still in training!

Can anyone explain the flying saucer in that image? Don’t ask me!


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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5 Responses to Performers Are in Lockdown Too…

  1. Platinumboy says:

    I’m impressed with it all, of course. However, I am most curious about those performing in the “rain”, so to speak. Where is this performed. Is this a specific troupe with a specific skill? It looks interesting, but potentially dangerous, so I would imagine only highly skilled and trained artists would do this.

    • tonycavanagh says:

      There is a very well-known solo acrobat (so well known that I have entirely forgotten his name for the moment) who performs in and out of a bathtub. Here, the performer is indoors in a circus environment and the shower is entirely man-made. So long as he keeps a good grip…

      • Platinumboy says:

        Too bad you don’t do GIFs. Both the performances you mention would be interesting to see. I also recommend for you the Ed Sullivan Show DVD set featuring the Beatles first time on his show. The DVD set covers 3 or 4 full episodes featuring the Beatles. One of them features an incredible outdoor acrobatic act by a well know acrobatic family. I want to say it was the Flying Wallenses, but I am not sure. It is performed live at the Hialea Racetrack. The episode features the family jumping from pole to pole at dizzying heights. The performance actually makes me dizzy to watch.

  2. tonycavanagh says:

    I know the bendy pole act you mention – we’ve seen it on TV. Don’t recall the name I’m afraid. Don’t have anything on video or gif that you comment about, but will see what comes up in the future!

  3. Platinumboy says:

    Thanks. It’s a great, if “sickening” performance. I guess that’s why we watch people like that.

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