There was a time when the Twin Towers tight wire walk was an insider circus story, forgotten by New York and the rest of the world. Then Man on a Wire was released and the world listened, Petit back in fashion.
In this video Petit condenses his solo show to a 18min Ted talk.
*Warning* the juggling is a little painful….
Juggler, rope walker and friend of mine Chris Patfield recently wrote this article for the Guardian:
This bit reminded me of an older post I shared here…
It saddens me to see that this great discipline is increasingly rare in contemporary circus, which no longer invests as much in high-risk performances such as the highwire or trapeze.