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Edinburgh Fringe Festival

It’s that time of year again – the Edinburgh Festival and its Fringe, at which, in 2003, Circus Extrême met with an unhappy event – getting shot at! We don’t wish that on anyone, of course – but I’m afraid … Continue reading

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Free Head Balancing

The free head balance, as demonstrated here in Red Square, Moscow, during rehearsals for a show, has been a feature of our performances for many years. Dave, Zach, Pete and I perform in unison on stands which form part of … Continue reading

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Utøya: Post Scriptum

I just found out from the newspapers that the first event on that tragic Norwegian island, before the shooting began, was a gymnastics display. Somehow, that has brought home to all of us in Circus Extrême, currently split on different … Continue reading

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Oslo – OMG

Dreadful news from Norway. First the bomb in the city centre, and then the shooting on an island. We know what it feels like to be a performer when a mad idiot starts shooting from the crowd. Apparently it was a … Continue reading

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Skilled Photography

Enough on the family front for a while. Change of topic! I want to confess that I am an absolutely crap photographer. Whenever I go to a gymnastics competition or anything similar, I end up with distant views of blurred … Continue reading

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A Word of Explanation

Dave Prince, commenting on ‘About TC’, raises a very reasonable question which I should address here. He asks why I haven’t posted pix of Dave and I (or indeed the rest of the troupe) in performance. I’ve replied there, but … Continue reading

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The Story So Far…

What do you think of this?? “I ask if there is some paper and a pen. I need to make some sense of this… of how we come to be in this mess. Scribbling down my thoughts might help to … Continue reading

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On Being a Target

It seems a little strange but, in my career as an acrobat and circus performer, I’ve found myself looking down the barrel of one of these – twice. It is not a happy experience. Life was wonderful before all the … Continue reading

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