As I mentioned last week, I’m posting the gymnast performance.
Circus gymnasts performing heart-stopping somersaults between the temporary poles they set up on the stage. This is the most exciting performance and at the end of the show, the audience called for an encore jump.
Last weekend, the circus was in town! This is my first ever visit to the circus! A pity that my 70-200mm lens is at Nikon Service Centre for repairs.
There are quite a lot of performances during the circus, lasting a good 2 hours. The stage was set too high and some of the performances looked amateurish. The gymnastics performances were, however, very good. Will post a picture of that later. Generally the animal performances were very popular with the kids.
Here, the circus strongman is swallowing a python/boa constrictor in front of an eager audience of young kids. They watched it with a mixture of fear and curiosity. At one point during the performance, when the performer left the snake unattended on the stage, it started slithering out towards the audience, causing screams of panic. One kid was so terrified that he froze and wailed before his parents came to carry him away.
What will your reaction be if you are suspended in mid air, ready to fall?
This performer seems to enjoy it! Way cool!
This is part of the free performance offered at Orchard Central from now on until 23 Dec 2009.
Catch it while you can! Happens 5pm and 8pm every evening (except Mon) and additional performance at 2pm during weekends