This week's show was Troupe Vertigo. This was the one that F couldn't wait for. I took her to see The Chinese Acrobats a while back and she still talks about it. Papa and I are thinking that maybe tickets to Cirque would be a good birthday present for her, no?
She sat intently and watched the whole show with bug eyes. It was actually more like a presentation. The director of the group came on stage and explained the different roles a circus performer has and little tidbits about training and such. Then the performers would do a demo. F's favorite was "everything" and E's favorite was "the pretty lady in the blue" - an acrobat who danced with hula hoops.
I didn't have my camera (darn!) but F wanted to stay afterwards and meet the cast. I managed to get out my iPhone and snap a few.
With Ganna, the contortionist (my favorite!).
Victoria, hula hoop acrobat (E's favorite...although she was much too wiggly for pictures).
Carren, the trapeze aerialist.
There were many talented men in the crew, but F only had eyes for the girls...hee hee...aren't girls funny like that?
F was doing little circus moves all the way to the car. I believe she called this one the great balance:
The director of Troupe Vertigo also runs Cirque School. A circus school right here in southern CA! Well you know we just had to drive by and see it. We got to pop our heads in and see an aerialist class. F was all jazzed to take classes, but when we got home and checked out the schedule online we read that they do not have any youth classes at this time due to low interest. What?!?!? Doesn't every kid in Los Angeles want to take a circus class? Well leave a comment if you're local and we'll set up a private class, how about that?
The circus antics continued all day back home.
Aerialist work going on here.
I was impressed with this little ones' upper body strength!
E created a tightrope with our dinner table bench...too cute!
Trying to do one of the contortionists tricks.
Would you run away and join the circus? If so, what would you be?