For the longest time, I’ve felt too nervous to post any pictures here from my aerial performances. Because in truth? I’ve only been performing silks – actually performing – for about a year. And, every time I open up a batch of photos from a show, I get heart palpitations worrying that my feet (my feet!) are going to ruin the pictures. We’ve been down a long road, my feet and and I, of training ourselves not to sickle, not to club foot, and not to perform any other manner of positional weirdness. Yes, positional is a word that I just made up.
But! My feet are slowly learning to behave, and I am slowly getting up the guts to share pictures on my blog, with the Internet. So here we go.
My partner Susan and I have a duo called Vayu Aerials, and we were asked to perform a little number at a launch party for Velvet Dust Magazine, at The Parish. The party was circus/carnival-themed, so we had this loose concept of being mimes…which turned into tribal, dead, angry mimes. No smiling. I mean, NO SMILING. There’s no crying in baseball, and there’s no smiling in angry mime land.
We danced to Ellie Goulding’s version of “Tesselate,” an Alt-J song, and it may be my favorite thing we’ve choreographed yet.
(These photos were taken by my dear friend and an incredible talent, Daniel Cavazos.)
Here we are, warming up…
The SHOW begins…
Take a bow!
Thanks so much Daniel for taking these wonderful photos, and thank you Susan for always being a magical aerial partner. Who’s got two thumbs and is very lucky? This girl.