Working at the Cirque has been an amazing experience.
I've never worked at a place that is constantly so upbeat and happy!
Little did I know that things were going to get even BETTER though.
Whilst doing a shift as an usher, I made friends with one of the girls there. It turns out that she is Venezuelan and is currently touring with the show. I was curious about this... but I didn't give it too much thought.
It turns out that she's married to one of the artists!!!!
So, a few days later Lizbeth tells me that she's arranged for me to go BACKSTAGE as a VIP for one of the performances!!!!!!!
So on Saturday, in the drizzling rain, I waited patiently at the staff gate with my brother for Lizbeth to come and get me. She came with her father-in-law, before running off to work herself.
This is me with Mr Pedro Santos, he trains his three sons. Their family are from a long line of circus performers from Spain.
One of the technicians helped us to take this photo, in the background is the main character of the show, Irina Naumenko.
Javier is Lizbeth's husband. The two brother's, Pedro and Ramon are twins. These three are SEVENTH generation circus performers!
Sitting backstage and watching all the artists train and prepare was incredible. They all seem to take their flexibility for granted!