Author Archives: tonycavanagh

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. Currently finishing off our 'story', after we got a publisher interested: that's the story 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! Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. And now Volume 1 is out - and effectively outing US - the really scary bit will be if anyone actually buys one and reads it...

Hard Body

We had the pre-teen gym boys in our cabin with the mid-teen gym boys this weekend, and the talk was all about two things: how to get a ‘hard body’ and how to acquire the assorted acrobatic skills that Leo (and … Continue reading

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Him ‘n Me

A post dedicated to gay couples. Why not? After all: Sadly, the Tumblr blog mentioned on the bottom of that poster no longer exists. My writings published so far have all been about us – Dave and I – and … Continue reading

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Bias? Genes? I’m Not Sure…

This post is a bit of a soul searcher. Tune out now rather than be offended! A recent comment on quite an old post makes me think. Am I biassed against posting images of guys whose skin color is other … Continue reading

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Wild and Woolly

The unprecedented cold we have been experiencing here in TN almost – but not quite – put a stop to our ‘wild’ swimming sessions in the Clinch River. The -10C/14F we experienced at the weekend didn’t actually make the river … Continue reading

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Last Waltz… New Dance…

A nice capture there for you of a teeterboard ‘dance’ each guy doing a tuck somersault followed by a layout somersault. The ‘trick’ – if there is one – is to land in the right place. For what it is … Continue reading

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Last Tango…

Ten like-minded guys – in it to improve their bodies. Very much like the guys in the private gym we are fortunate to be members of. Where it is all change – again. I mentioned last time that tonight (Saturday) … Continue reading

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Surprise, Surprise…

We could, in the best British pantomime tradition, all call out “BEHIND YOU!”. Or we could make a guess at what that young Russian gymnast is wishing for in his new year wish list! Anyways, here we are in 2017, … Continue reading

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Here We Go, Then…

I trust you all had a fun time seeing in 2017: as our German-speaking friends like to put it – “Did you have a good slide into the new year?” We certainly did. I guess that I could have expected … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2017!

From snowy eastern Canada (I’m watching snow blowing sideways in a strong wind, illuminated by street lighting outside the theatre here while we await the end of the first performance today), Dave and I (and everyone else!) wishes you all … Continue reading

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Stopped in Our Tracks (And the Teaser Answers)

Today’s Gallery Theme – ‘Hanging Around’ That’s one of our acrobatic heroes – Ed Upcott – in  rather contrived location for ring work! I meant to give you the answers to the non-crossword clues in the previous post, but we … Continue reading

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