This next video is a performance by Gordo Gamsby and Ben Lewis, part of the Australian Sideshow Collective. This group of performers all have their own shows, which they perform both separately and as a whole. The talented duo are also part of a show titled ‘The League of Sideshow Superstars’, a group of individuals who bring together the best of both modern and traditional sideshow. With this video, I think it’s the simplicity of the performance that makes it so wonderful. It doesn’t need any special effects or thrills to make it impressive to watch. I love seeing aerial performers; the amount of strength it takes to make their act look so fluid and effortless is amazing to me. Add body suspension to that, and it’s a definite win with me. This was only their second attempt performing this, and it sounds like the crowd at the National Circus Festival loved it. Gordo told me that they are working on a variation of this for a new stunt the pair will be performing in the future. I can’t wait to see more videos of what this inspires for them.
This video was made by Carnival Cinema. Thank you guys so much for sending it our way, and to Gordo for all of the great information.
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