Warning after the perch there are some questionable acts…
(thanks to May All Your days Be Circus Days for the link)
Back when men were real men, and women were real women and fuzzy little green creatures from Alpha Centauri were REAL fuzzy little green creatures from Alpha Centauri (1960) these guys were performing crazy tricks in Circus Knie…
I love tricks.
Thanks to Norbi for pointing this one out to me.
(thanks to Adam for suggesting this one)
To be honest the over all performance is not to my taste but it’s great to see companies succeeding in the tricky business of blending technology with live performance.
Given the backgrounds of most of us Circus Geeks – at least the more prolific of us writers – I sometimes feel we overlook some of the other circus skills that are out there. Today’s lesser talked about circus skill: Corde Lisse.
This is Allie Cooper. She’s a rope artist based in California whom I met at a circus party some time last year. She’s very lovely and put together one of the most enjoyable promo videos for her rope act that I’ve seen. In some ways it reminds me of Danny MacAskill’s Way Back Home.
You can also follow Allie on twitter.Follow @ayeleleyee
Have you seen other promo videos that are striking, unique or different? Let us know in the comments below.
Why is it that few modern circus artists seem to know or care about the history of circus?
The job of an artist is to be creative, rather than recreative. Knowing the history of your discipline is important; You don’t want to merely repeat what others have done before you.
It’s a good idea to know the history of the genre you’re involved in and possibly the history of other related disciplines. In a world where we know ‘knowledge is power’, why would anyone not want to know as much as they can about their passion or career?
With this in mind, why can I still have a conversation with a professional who knows nothing about the history of what they are doing!?
I’m not saying everyone needs to be an expert or want to be on Time Team, but please take the time out to educate yourself, just a little.
Tanja & Frida – beautiful and inventive doubles trapeze with unusual quality of movement.
Why, upon meeting aerialists, and upon each of us saying who we are and what we do, do they so often follow up with “oh, I am such a bad juggler” / “oh, I could never learn to juggle with more than 2 balls”?
Are they so insecure at basing their jobs on “physicality”, or do they feel that I, as a lowly “non-physical” artist, must feel insecure in their presence?