Cirque Italia – Athens GA Photography

Did you happen to see Cirque Italia while they were in town? It’s a ‘circus’ though not like what you’re thinking of. There are no live animals (yay!), but they have this really neat stage that lifts up and shows water! Not only is it really neat to look at, but it helps keep the hot tent cooler. I can imagine how they travel with that whole setup!

I got tickets for the last show on Sunday, but then I thought “Huh, I wonder what the photography policy is..” so I contacted them to see if I could bring my camera or get some of the performers to come to the studio for some photo on the off-hours. I got a call back from the publicity coordinator and she said “I’m on your website now.. how about you come by Saturday morning and we’ll turn all the lights up for you and make some magic where no one else is there?” Heck yeah, that sound pretty much great!

I was blown away by these performers. The timing, skill, strength, and fearlessness required to do these things are pretty amazing. I was actually afraid for the guy that does the Wheel of Death. It’s neat too because each of them has different jobs. One of the jugglers is also helping park cars. The woman in the arial net is also doing makeup. It’s quite the family out there.

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Most of the performers for a group shot on the stage with the water up.
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Cirque Italia Gold - www.stylizedportraiture.com
The cirque tent even looks cool!
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The water not only shoots up, but falls down while the performers are working.
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Alex the Clown
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My section won fee popcorn. Here’s how it was delivered. 😛
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Double Arial Lyra, these girls can do some magical things!
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Arial Net. She gets going enough that on her last move, she scares the audience because she flips backwards out of the net with only her feet to hold her up.
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Cirque Italia Gold - www.stylizedportraiture.com
Arial Pole Duo – They had great timing.
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This guy can do things with a bike that I didn’t even know was possible.
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This is called a Chinese Pole, and he can climb it with zero help.
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He’s a contortionist, but he’s really great at balancing too.
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On pedestals, with ankle rings spinning, juggling seven clubs back and forth.
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This guy has a really neat act that makes it look like he can hold laser beams.
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Quick change is an act where she can pretty much change an entire outfit in literally less than 2 seconds.
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Husband and wife team.. can you do that on roller skates? I sure can’t!
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Look at how closer her face is to the ground while they’re spinning around!
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Slack wire.. not a tightroope, this is harder.
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Wheel of Death, This whole contraption actually spins and he does flips on top. It’s accurately named, because its history includes fatalities.
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