This year counted as my 5-year anniversary with the Triton Troupers Circus. Granted, that year when I was in England I didn’t get to participate, but I cheered them on from afar. This year I was happy to walk in the Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day parade to advertise for the circus, and to participate in 6 different acts for show week. The shows were dedicated to the group’s founder, Jeff Austin and his wife who died this past year; the 44th year and still going strong!
Olympics theme for tightwire – parade of nations
Walking wire – Olympics theme
Trick called the “helicopter”
Finale of double stunts, Beauty and the Beast theme
Styling to the crows- “Hope in front of me”
Star drop on the silks
Finale move on the stacking chairs – don’t fall!
Front angel on the stacking chairs
One-handed hold with my partner on the double trapeze
Just hanging around!
Coming out of super spin on Spanish web
The cast of people it takes to put on this show!
And a double trapeze video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DikI_jUFm5A
It’s been a rather long time since I’ve posted anything, oops! It’s been a busy month, finishing my internship at the Kohl Children’s Museum, performing in the 42nd Annual Triton Troupers Circus, and starting a new job as a ‘Travel Consultant’ a few days later. It seems I’m still catching up.
As is normal after the ‘circus season’ is over, I’m in withdrawal and reliving the memories through pictures and videos. Here are some pictures from the show.
Double stunts partners!
Ringside during the tightwire act.
Hanging out after the show!
My silks girls
The web girls
Photos courtesy of Steve Hersee and Robert Sendra.
I realized that I forgot to post about the Triton Troupers Circus before it happened. Things got busy and before I knew it, it was all over. If you didn’t see it, you can at least feel like you did by looking at some pictures. Photos here are thanks to both Steve Hersee and Robert Sendra.
So, I don’t want to ruin the big surprise, but I finally know what I’ll be performing in the circus (5 weeks away!). I’ll be doing ‘cloud swing’ in the short opening act, and the web rope act. I took a video of myself on the web tonight, tying my foot in for the first time. It was scary but also amazing, and I love the feeling of accomplishing something new! Ah, but it kills my ankle…
Just to reiterate, here are dates for the show: Circus flyer
Just in case you didn't already think I was nuts...
I’ve mentioned before that I was going to take a circus class for the fun of it. Here are the details for our show! You’ll all just have to come and see it for yourself.
So who is coming??