With all the aches and pains my body has been giving me of late and a general feeling like I’ve been going backwards rather than progressing at circus class I’m going to shake it up a bit.

A few years ago I did a short, three week term of static cloud swing. It’s an apparatus that is somewhere between silks and a trapeze. I enjoyed the apparatus but didn’t like the teacher, who I’d also had as an instructor for silks at one point. A good friend has offered to give me a private class or two. It’s an apparatus that I’ve been interested in seeing ever since I saw Briefs for the first time many years ago and saw the very talented Mark Winmill do this routine (below) on the cloud swing.

Looking at the routine now it’s pretty simple and I can without being arrogant say that I could likely do most of this routine. Maybe this could be my new thing?