Hey guys!! On Saturday, me and my family went to Sirius Academy West so we could see ‘Tipping Point’ acrobatic performance. The performance was done by a group of acrobats called Ockham’s Razor and there were 5 acrobats invloved in the show. They used massive white poles to do incredible tricks which I’d probably injure myself even thinking about doing any of them and you could tell that they’d put a lot of hard work into preparing and practising their act which ultimately paid off. In today’s blog post, I’m going to be describing this event to you and giving you my honest opinion on it.
As we entered into the sports hall, you could see that the seats were arranged so that the stage was in the middle and there were 4 blocks of seating all around it so everyone had a clear view of the performance. As the 5 acrobats emerged from the edge, one was seen to pick up some chalk dust and pass around to other acrobats. As the performance began, they carefully picked up one of the poles and chalk dust started to come out of the end as they moved it around 360°. This is a symbolic act since it marks out out an arena and offers them safety and protection from external forces and creates a portal for them to be able to encounter them. After they’d prepared for their act, they began by picking up 4 poles at the sides of the stage and performing a series of amazing tricks with them. The performance was split off into different parts where the acrobats used different props for each bit. They used the poles in a variety of different ways; they held them for one person to do tricks on, they suspended them from the top part of the stage and could attach rope and bring a swing in just for slight variation of the props and they all used several poles suspended from the top of the stage at the same point in the performance. They also brought the theatre aspect into their performance by acting at points like they didn’t trust each other. This made it seem as though they were all doing the tricks by themselves with no help from anyone else but in reality the amount of trust they had to put into each other and the amount of teamwork there was in the show was massive. It was an amazing performance overall and I would love to see it all over again.I would easily rate this event 5 out of 5 stars since it is one of my favourite events from this year so far!! The amount of incredible and seemingly impossible tricks in the performance were phenomenal and at points I was sat on the edge of my seat as the acrobats performed these amazing and daring tricks!! I’m so thankful that I got to see this show and to all the people involved in creating this spectacular performance!!
Thank you for reading this blog post!! Have you ever seen an acrobatics performance? Let me know in the comments!! There will be another blog post out next week but until then bye for now!!
Amelia Grace a.k.a Amelia in Hull