cirque performers and acrobats

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    Apr 11, 2013 2:48 PM GMT
    Hey guys, I wanted to start a post to hear from guys that are performers in this field. How you got your start, physical demands, etc. Plus anyone who has a love for this art and wants to post clips or things they've seen.

    I've always dreamed of doing this. (starting at minute 2)

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    Apr 18, 2013 3:15 PM GMT
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    Apr 18, 2013 3:18 PM GMT
    Aaagghhhh! It'd be a dream come true to be part of a cirque show! Great video clips.
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    Apr 18, 2013 3:38 PM GMT
    Seregil saidHey guys, I wanted to start a post to hear from guys that are performers in this field. How you got your start, physical demands, etc. Plus anyone who has a love for this art and wants to post clips or things they've seen.

    I've always dreamed of doing this. (starting at minute 2)




    With the world in the state it is now and especially events of the last few days it was a beautiful thing to watch before bed, thankyou
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    Apr 18, 2013 4:26 PM GMT
    Its been about 9 years but I had a few dates with a cirque du soleil acrobat, but he did not talk much about it. I had a feeling though like it was very competitive and the performers have a lot of uncertainty about their employment security. Also, I dated for half a year a cirque du soleil dancer who had just returned from a performing in Vegas over several months. He said the employment contract is longer than War and Peace. The acrobats are at the top of the pecking order and look down on everyone else. After bodies are spent they are replaced by new talent very quickly, which is what happened to him. Brutal injuries happen on stage during live performances but using the mastery of illusion the audience never sees it. Nevertheless, both of these guys loved their time there, and would not trade it for anything. It is a life only for the strong and the exceptionally talented.

    There are several circus schools in Montreal that have events at reasonable prices or for free. From 4-15 July there are dozens of things going on. http://montrealcompletementcirque.com/en/calendar
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    Apr 18, 2013 5:03 PM GMT
    Beautiful stuff!

    Talk about a high pressure job. The mental pressure must be incredible.

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    Apr 21, 2013 6:38 AM GMT
    Amazinggggggggg!!!!
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    Apr 21, 2013 10:39 PM GMT
    I got to do a show on the trapeze on vacation. The adrenaline rush is out of this world. It was incredible jumping from one bar to someone else's arms. Ever since then it is all I want to do
  • stef_30

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    May 12, 2013 6:20 AM GMT
    so great "numéro". I like the circus for long time and i work for a small circus in switzerland for the lightdesign. If you would to be accrobat that a lot of school. In switzerland for the trapeze do you know maybe Noé Robert. A great talent.
    Have a lot of dreams