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Notes from Circus School – Show Week

The show week was intense, not least because we had to rebuild the training space to accommodate lights, backdrop, and audience. Daisy and I took responsibility for lighting, and stayed late (1am late!) on the night before the first show to rig, test and program all the lights. Lots of help from Rhey scampering about in the roof in a…

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Notes from Circus School – Week 9

Yesssssss! I’m back to full time training after a week of rest! It started well, and I did full days Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We had some interesting transitions in static trapeze, including Amazon pirouette which is totally new to me, and around the world which I’ve done a version of in hoop but had to translate to the ropes…

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Notes from Circus School – Week 7

Over the past days, I’ve seen an improvement in pain levels, so am back to training. Just small amounts on Monday, skipping almost everything except static trapeze. It wasn’t too taxing a session, learning some new static shapes – Amazon and toe hang, both of which I have done on hoop before so could gauge the levels of exertion needed…

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Notes from Circus School – Week 2

So the weekend didn’t exactly bring recovery. I came back on Monday in the early stages of getting a cold. It’s great that the Hangar where we train is practically the outdoors in terms of temperature – being indoors with a cold always feels a hundred times worse than being outdoors in the fresh air. Acrobatics this week was opportunistically…

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Notes from Circus School – Week 1

Life as a circus girl begins here, it seems. On Monday I started a full-time foundation course in circus arts at Aircraft Circus in London. With any luck, in 4 months’ time I’ll be performing in my first show. This is the story. The first week has been focussed on getting to know each other and finding out where we…

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