People at The Box kept mentioning this act about a kid handbalancing with his dog, so I made a point of looking it up. It's incredibly cute. That chihuahua is a rockstar. I want a dog as a handbalancing partner!!!
I saw 7 doigts do a cabaret show at Completement Cirque that was thrown together, but utterly amazing. I've only heard great things about their productions and this video is no exception. Double full through 4th hoop!?
I'm kind of upset that there are no NYC dates. That really needs to happen. I think it would do well here.
I was bouncing around yesterday and wondering why nobody ever incorporated contemporary dance styles into trampoline. The obvious drawback is that it's difficult to make trampoline rhythmic, but that doesn't mean it can't contain expressive movements. Maybe I'll develop this idea a little more and see how some music and choreography might work out.
From the Ventura flyers at Cirque du Soleil's ZED in Tokyo. I have enough trouble wrapping my head around 540 degrees of rotation back to the bar, but these maniacs add another full. After a double forward over no less.
I was recently introduced to Cedar Lake Ballet. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui did a piece for them last year and this video comes from his work before that. It's a collaboration with artist Antony Gormley, composer Szymon Brzoska and the Shaolin temple.
The canon at 0:24 is intensely beautiful.
I saw this girl in 2008 at Loopkicks and she was blowing my mind - I'd never seen a girl do a corkscrew, and get this - she was 11. Now, 2 years later she is showing some really high level skills and shining bright in a very male dominated sport. I have nothing but respect for her and her insane work ethic. I can't wait to see what the future brings for her tricking career.