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.