Well, it’s over. The final curtain closed on the 2013 student show of the Lone Star Circus this afternoon. This was my third year in the show, and I think it’s the best yet.
Today was the show I had been waiting for because I got to perform on the aerial silks, do my diabolo juggling routine (the same as in the other shows), and do a really cool comedy juggling routine with Grace Farrelly and Zoe Gameros. It was a lot of fun, and we got to work with Dick Monday, one of the best clowns in the world. He showed us how to turn a relatively simple juggling routine (I juggle three balls, Grace balances on a ball and juggles scarves and exchanges them with me, and Zoe does hula hoops and ribbon) into a funny act that had the audience laughing out loud. I like it when they laugh — if I’m trying to be funny.
Here are some pictures and videos from today’s show. The pictures have captions, but WordPress doesn’t let you put captions on videos. The videos are of:
- Me performing with Grace and Zoe
- The grand finale of the Sunday show, where every performer comes out to take one last bow
- Me performing with Grace on silks — we are considered “intermediate” silks performers
I am going to take a few weeks off from circus class, but we start work again on June 10!