Figure of Eight and an Alpine butterfly

Yesterday Ellis posted some pictures from the Block R&D and I thought I’d share some on here as they’re great! If you want to see more of his photography, you can here.

Today was a day of swinging around in harnesses which was great fun. It was a second day of an introduction to rigging and counter-weighting and today was about pulleys, counter-weighting technique and wall running. For those don’t speak circus, counter-weighting in essence comes down to having two people in harnesses, attached to opposite ends of a rope. this rope goes up to ceiling and back again in a pulley system so one person can lift and lower the other person. We’ve been learning this in advance of Bianco which I will be performing in during the summer, as it is technique used a lot during the show.

Can’t wait!!!