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kyna 560Kyna of Richmond Hill high above the ground during the Lookup Theatre Circus Camp finale at the Southampton Coliseum August 4.

Hub Staff

Although no kids left town to join the circus, they certainly had fun at the weeklong Circus Camp at the Southampton Coliseum July 31 to August 4.

Presented by Lookup Theatre, the camp was an opportunity for nearly 40 young participants to experience the thrill of soaring and spinning high off the ground or working on one’s hand and eye coordination while spinning and catching the diabolo; not to mention walking the tight-rope during a show stopping performance for parents that culminated the week of learning how to be a circus superstar.

Artistic Director for Lookup Theatre, Angela Murdoch, said there were four to five instructors to assist and teach the campers how to perform on the specific equipment used to learn the acrobatic tricks, while admitting that the campers had a fun time and were eager to preform in front of their parents August 4.

Murdoch said that Lookup Theatre has had its last camp of the summer season, with camps also taking place in Owen Sound and Hanover, but added that the Lookup Theatre troupe will be at Owen Sound’s Summerfolk music festival. Among other things, the troupe will showcase their stilt-walking skills while offering festival-goers an opportunity to try it out for themselves.

elizabeth 560Seven year old Elizabeth showed great concentration during her act during the Circus Camp finale August 4.

tablo 560The performance constructed a perfect tableau in between ariel performances.

taine 560Energetic 7 year old Taine showed great form upright and upside-down.

alex 560Alex from Port Elgin made circus school look easy during the finale performance.

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