The circus has been back in town! Last month I went to see Big Kid Circus for the fourth year in a row. Yup, four years running! I’m choosing to blame the fact that I never went as a child and have a lot of catching up to do. You can see last year’s post here. This year there were new acts as well as some old favourites like the Wheel of Death and Spiderman who always wows the kids.
One of the most impressive performances was Cascade Troupe with their incredible perch act. This awe-inspiring show of strength and balance involves one man holding a very long pole on his shoulders while the other shimmies up it and performs amazing balancing acts at the very top.
A few familiar faces from the film Monsters, Inc. made an appearance during one of Georgie the clowns’ performances and a balance and poise act featured some amazing flexibility and an incredible number of candles.
The Three Wheel of Death was even more death defying than last year with one of the Moroccan group doing a full flip while standing on top of one of the moving wheels.
Another crowd pleaser was Vasyl the strong man whose act revolved around some very heavy kettle bells and yet more examples of balance and agility. Marianna performed an aerial silk act, the Agadir acrobats took skipping to a completely new level and Cascade Troupe performed again with a Russian bar which is effectively a narrow trampoline held between two people who have to move to ensure the flyer can complete their tumbles without hitting the floor!
The show was busier than I’ve ever seen it so the word about these spectacular gymnasts and performers must be getting around. We really enjoyed the show again this year and are looking forward to seeing what Big Kid Circus come up with next.