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Will Work for Circus? I Work for Circus!

May 7, 2009

I've had a request for Circus photos, so I warn you, this is a very photo heavy post. Actually, it's a photo log of the entire show. Aries can fill you in on the rest of this spring's circus.

So, the Saturday show started with the Children's Circus, a set of bouncing tumbling hula-hooping young folks.

We are then introduced to our Hero and his means-well-yet-conniving Trickster mentor.

The Trickster leads our Hero to the Stock Market Stilters.

The Ninja businessman from the previous scene has his briefcase stolen by a set of rogue bicyclists.

Our Hero tries to find work in an office, which is populated by Swinging Secretaries.

A set of contact improv commuters head to work via a very entertaining subway route.

Our Hero finally finds food in the urban jungle, only to have it stolen by pigeons.

Enter contact juggling tourist.

Our Hero tries to get a job at Tumbling and Acrobatics Coffee and Bakeshop.

Our friendly tourist from earlier escapes a mugging by aikido martial artists.

Trickster and Superhero get in a battle of wits and strength.

Trickster plunges The Big City into darkness as the plug supplying electricity to the whole city is pulled.


In the darkness, glow poi operators try their best to use their flashlights to find things around the city. (This is my act! Isn't it pretty?)

The glow poi are scared away by a huge glowing generator, that brings in enough light start to fix the electrical problem.

With a small amount of light, the aerial electricians can be called in to fix the power problem.

With the power fixed, we see our Hero has gone wild in the city, smearing himself with ketchup and readying himself for battle against the Trickster.

A street cleaning clown meets a pretty girl on the street and falls for her.

A rainstorm overtakes the big city, leading into three vignettes about umbrellas.

A group of street hooligans get in a step battle, which is broken up by taiko drums.

Our Hero stumbles into a department store, where the mannequins come to life and hula hoop.

Now dressed to the nines, our Hero watches a living statue duo do acrobalance.

A brief interlude into a school recess, where jump roping FIENDS take over the stage. (These guys were incredible!)

The Trickster finds our Hero all dressed up with nowhere to go, and convinces him to go into a job interview.

To their surprise, both the employer and our Hero realize they had met before, under less fortunate circumstances, and a mild chase ensues.

After seeing our Hero's extensive resume, is offered an interview, and then a job as a parade leader!

And then our Hero leads the entire cast in a big parade! Hurray!

For those of you who sadly missed this circus, a redux version of this show will be presented on May 23rd at 4pm in Hales Gymnasium.

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