When I tell people I do circus in school, they tend to ask me if I want to join Cirque du Soleil. The answer is always no. I mean, if they offered me a job, that’s one thing. But I don’t agree with the way they run their circus – though I agree that they often put on a damned fine show.
No, the “cirque” I’d love to be a part of is Cirque Mechanics. They have this glorious sense of design incorporated into their shows that blows my mind. I really love the idea of having set pieces that function as circus props. So without further ado, some visual aids:
That’s from “Birdhouse Factory.” I have never before or since seen a contortionist who blew my mind in quite the same way that the female contortionist in this show did. The talent of these individuals is incredible.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a longer video from “Boomtown.” I think I might have liked “Birdhouse Factory” more, but this show was also amazing. CHINESE POLE. It’s awesome. Additionally, it was nice to have a female klepto clown (she’s not in the video much).
So anyway, there’s a little view on my inspiration for my work. More to come, certainly.