The first time I saw this video, I was blown away. This woman was EVERYTHING I wanted to be – she was mysterious, strong, graceful and beautiful and her choice of music and costumes are superb.
She’s always been the model of the perfect aerial performer in my mind.
Since I’ve only just started learning rope, I thought I’d take a look at this video again for the first time in about a year ONLY TO REALIZE THAT THIS IS MY ROPE TEACHER.
It didn’t click until now because she looks so different and carries herself in her tango character so well. She’s such a warm, approachable person in real life and the best aerial teacher I’ve had the pleasure to learn from. It astounds me even more how well she embodied this character.
Her name is Claire Anderson and she teaches with Aircraft Circus and at the Newton Highgate Community Centre.
Hope you enjoy her Tango de Roxanne piece as much as I do.
The embedded feature is turned off so here’s the link to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsuVSIn3dtc
I’m feeling pretty darn lucky to be in a city that’s chock full of talent like this.