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Courtney Kupets to Le Reve

The two-time Olympic medalist who retired from gymnastics in 2009 will begin rehearsals … for Le Reve, a water show featuring acrobatics, synchronized swimming and dancing. …

“I figure while I’m still there I can still do it, and if I wait any longer I probably won’t be able to,” said Kupets, 28, who on Friday was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in one of the ancillary events surrounding the P&G Gymnastics Championships …

Her husband, Chris Carter, a former acrobatic gymnast for the British national team, is already part of the show, as is Kupets’ sister, Ashley. …

Team USA

Courtney Kupets

AGT – AcroArmy

America’s Got Talent performance Aug 12, 2014.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

BBC’s “Tumble” not horrible

Full Twist:

BBC’s gymnastics reality TV show “Tumble” debuted …

For the last couple of months we have been quite hesitant about what way the production would go. The verdict is in, we are pleasantly surprised.

Don’t get us wrong, we are not committing ourselves booking a slot in front of the television every Saturday for the next 6 weeks but surprisingly “Tumble” worked. …

“Tumble”: The Verdict

That links to a couple of BBC clips including this one of Eastenders actor John Partridge and his partner.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

North Korean aerialists

Cirque du Soleil’s Jun Chen linked to this fantastic aerialist act.

future American Ninja Warrior

:-)

Here’s the original YouTube video from Artistic Sports Academy Plus.

(via Don Anweiler )

teaching flyaway off a swing

work at Cirque

circus camp fundraiser

Calgary, AB.

Monday July 28 – Friday August 1/14, Flip Factory, a gymnastics and circus centre will be hosting an intensive circus camp.

Forty-five athletes from 8-15 years of age will be trained by former Cirque coaches and artists along with members of the Flip Team, Green Fools Theatre and Calgary Circus Studio. Performers will present a show which combines acrobatics, trampoline and circus arts on Friday, August 1 at 7pm.

Proceeds from the camp and show are being donated to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation …

Acro Circus

Flip Factory owner Darlene tells me that coaches include Cirque du Soleil experienced Ivan Vladimirov, Dmitry Troyan and Tyler Ayres.

Cirque du Soleil open audition

Good news.

Cirque is again running their open audition in Vegas, September 26th, 2014.

Cirque audition

details

If you think you’ve got what it takes to work for Cirque du Soleil, start training for that audition now. You want to be at your very best that day.

SWING GAME – Swing Jumping

Looks like fun.

SWING GAME – Swing Jumping World Championships 24.7.2014 in Kotka, Finland

details

Click PLAY or watch some 2013 highlights on YouTube.

(via Thomas Trapp)

Amaluna, Boston

I’ll be seeing the late show Saturday. My 3rd Cirque performance in the last 10 days. :-)

Amaluna

Amaluna

lacking confidence = increased risk of injury

47 athletes training for Cirque du Soleil were studied:

injury, emotional exhaustion, self-efficacy and fatigue were associated with an increase in injury risk (risk ratios between 1.8 and 2.8), but Conflicts/Pressure was not (risk ratio=0.8). Of the several specific psychological aspects that are considered risk factors for injury, low self-efficacy had the strongest relationship. …

British Journal of Sports Medicine – Psychological predictors of injuries in circus artists: an exploratory study

What’s “low self-efficacy“, the factor that correlated highest with injury?

GRETCHEN REYNOLDS in the New York Times explains:

Hoping to discern what traits separated the injury-prone from the impervious, Dr. Hallé and colleagues from McGill University in Montreal compared data from the athletes’ psychological questionnaires with their medical charts. What they found was that a person’s level of confidence could significantly affect his or her risk of sustaining an injury. …

What the Circus Can Teach Us About Sports Injuries

Lesson for coaches = coach for confidence. That means more successful progressions, more repetition and less spotting.

Dr. Hallé:

“Watch someone who is really good” at a task, whether it’s a twisting somersault from a trapeze platform or a 5K road race, and “notice each step that they take.”

… Every activity involves a series of discrete, manageable skills that you can practice individually, she said. “Succeeding at a portion of the task will show you that you have the capacity to succeed at the rest.” …

circus

(via Stacy Clark)

life at Cirque du Soleil

Mastering the impossible.

Click PLAY or watch Artist and Coach | Episode 6 on YouTube.

If you like that, work backwards through previous episodes in this series.

Grand Tour : Discover Cirque du Soleil Headquarters | Mastering the impossible | Episode 1

Artists integration at Cirque du Soleil | Mastering the impossible | Episode 2

Creative process at Cirque du Soleil | Mastering the impossible | Episode 3

The Grid | Mastering the impossible | Episode 4

Costumes | Mastering the impossible | Episode 5