Looks like that’s happening

A few times a year my circus school puts on a performance night open to all friends, family and guests to come and watch the students and sometimes teachers put on a show. It raises money for the school and gives people a chance to showcase routines they are working on. These performances are usually very family friendly. I’ve often thought it would be great to have a sexier, adults.. Read More

Pure sex, unhinged!

Sydney Festival rolls around each year and is filled with arts, performances and a huge number of events. For the third year in a row I’ve been to see a show called Limbo which has evolved and changed each year that I’ve seen it. This year it’s called Limbo Unhinged. Most of the cast is new apart from the incredible Heather. Her Cheeky smirk belies an amazing talent for sword.. Read More

It’s never easy

For the last three nights, my circus school has been hosting their annual end of year show. Thankfully I was performing as part of my class group. Performing is something that I find very challenging. I love the back stage camaraderie and the actual performance part is kinda fun but the pre-show nerves for me get way out of control. On Friday evening I had a little bit of a.. Read More

Get your Briefs on!

About 4-5 years ago I saw a small drag/boylesque/circus show called Briefs. It was a low budget but lots of fun show. In the past couple of years they’ve reworked the show quite a lot, adding a few cast members while keeping the same vibe and sense of dirty, irreverent, camp, sexy fun entertainment. Last night I was lucky enough to get a free ticket through a friend to go.. Read More

Inspiring

I’ve just got home from seeing a performance by a bunch of my friends from the circus school that is on this week as part of the Fringe Festival. The show wasn’t exactly Cirque Du Soleil but it was a bloody good performance especially for a bunch of people who hold down regular jobs and have run themselves into the ground to get it together. There have been a couple.. Read More

Getting better…

Last week I posted a very rough video I’d cobbled together from my time in Croatia. Last night I put together this video of the last day of my slacklining class. Clearly I still have a lot to learn both about slacklining and video making but I’m gradually working my way through the software and trying to figure out how to do things I want to do. It’s a really.. Read More

I might have bought one!

After two classes in slacklining, today I ordered my own slackline kit. It feels quite impulsive but from the first class it felt inevitable. It’s been a while since I’ve found a new challenge physically and this is one that with a little equipment and two sturdy trees, I can practice almost anywhere. According to our teachers you are allowed to set up the slackline in public parks on any.. Read More

Being a bit slack

Sorry for the lack of posts this week gang. I’ve been pretty busy but didn’t have a lot of inspiration. I promise to try harder this week. Yesterday I finally tried my hand (or should that be feet?) at slacklining. It is so bloody hard but also a lot of fun. The two guys that were teaching us were really nice guys. The eight of us in the class all.. Read More

A beautiful tribute

In a beautiful tribute to the victims of Orlando, a month on these two gay circus performers created this video. It’s a duo Cyr Wheel routine which is an apparatus usually performed solo. As circus performers they have been told on many occasions that two men showing intimacy in an act would be too much for the audience but that was the whole point of this video. To stand strong.. Read More

I’m angry… with myself

With performances booked for this weekend, the weekend should have been spent rehearsing and running the routine. Sadly, my nerves kicked into over drive and I worked myself up into such a state over not being able to get through the routine that indeed, even in rehearsal I couldn’t get through it. So rather than perform a rubbish routine and hate myself for it, I’ve pulled out. I’m still very.. Read More

Going to be fun!

Sometimes technology is a terrifying thing. With facebook algorithms now following what you’ve searched for online to target advertising to suit you, it gets a bit annoying. I kept getting advertisements for villas in Bali after we’d booked one and been on the holiday. Tonight however, the targeted advertising has come through with the goods for me. I’ve been thinking I want to try slacklining for a while now and.. Read More

Could I actually do it?

With a circus performance imminent in my future, last night at class there was talk about the upcoming routines. In the past I’ve floated the idea of a more adult show. The shows at Aerialize are usually full of friends and family and there are teenagers doing routines, kids in the audience and the whole thing is fairly PG. There are quite a few of us that would like to.. Read More

Creativity meets skill

A friend shared this video a couple of days ago on Facebook and it just made me smile. Being a (very) amateur aerialist as well as a graphic designer and photographer means I have some possibly too high standards when it comes to circus inspired videos. Most of the time there isn’t a lot of creativity in the way they are filmed or the soundtrack that goes with them. Of.. Read More

Bares On Demand

Broadway Bares is one of those shows that is on my bucket list to see sometime. It’s the annual burlesque, circus flesh baring extravaganza in New York City that raises millions for HIV care and research. The show is massive in it’s spectacle and sexiness with men and women showing nearly all they have while entertaining the enthusiastic crowd. This year’s theme is “On Demand” and it promises to be.. Read More

Not sure that’s a great idea

A few weeks ago I posted about a very sexy guy doing a very sexy aerial straps routine in a show. Just the other day a guy in my circus class and I were talking about sexy routines etc and I suggested that the performer we’d seen should have done a nude routine. We discussed the pros and cons of the idea, keeping in mind that it might not actually.. Read More