But the show must go on!
(all photos are from the program except the three above)
the Ring Master was the same one as last year - and he does a perfect job---
the next acts are in order of how I enjoyed them- not the order they came in-
These guys were waaaay better than last year's strong men- truly amazing feats of strength and agility- they were - to me- the most impressive act of the night - quickly followed by this 13 year old young lady who also was stunning in her capabilities of balance and strength!
the most beautiful act of the night was a reprise of last year's favorite Dolly Jacobs and partner Rafael Palacios... flying never looked so easy or elegant or graceful- beautiful performance!
although it was less ambitious than planned - the fact that the Wallenda troupe performed at all was awe inspiring- and quite emotional for them as well-
some very fancy horsemanship from these folks- three riders and a guy who cracked the whip (could do without that part for sure)
a hula hoop goddess and juggling dancers- and dogs - OK less than the group above but still entertaining in their own ways- LOL
the kids who train at the Circus Arts Academy also have their own circus in the spring-
We all send our best wishes for a speedy recovery to the Wallendas who are still hospitalized- of the five injured - two were at the show last night (but not performing) and three remain in the hospital with two expected to be released to rehab today and one - Rietta Wallenda (who was likely in the top chair and fell the furthest) remains hospitalized... Amazingly enough one of the guys landed on his feet and only broke a few toes! Incredible athletes all of these performers - we stand in awe of their accomplishments!
today off to a National Theater Live production of Amadeus! so stay tuned!