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What I Do at Work- 9th Edition- The Paragon of Safety

Posted in Voyage de la Vie, Work with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2012 by Yarn Over New York

As previously mentioned, my most recent show, Voyage de la Vie, closed a few months back.  As the show was drawing to a close, we attracted some media attention.  After all, we were the longest running show in Singapore by over a year!

Our comms department arranged for a  Facebook contest for fans of our show.  The winners watched a matinée performance and then were treated to a deluxe backstage tour hosted by our Artistic Director with the help of our Show Captain and the technical departments and (of course, yours truly).

We started onstage in front of our final curtain with a photo session with the cast and a brief introduction by Michael LaFleur (the artistic director).  We then gave the crew a chance to change the scenery onstage and we took the winners on a tour through the dressing room area back to training room for a hands on circus hoop demo from artists Gemma and Pasha.  We even managed to convince one of the winners to try out the hoop.

After that, we headed back to stage for a costume and make-up demo, including an opportunity to try on the costumes and get fake tattoos.  The tour ended with a joyous spin on our skate carousel, which gave the winners a brief glimpse into life as a circus performer.

See Dejiki Nicholas’s blogpost about this event including lots of great pictures.  I am featured down towards the bottom.  I am labeled as the paragon of safety because I accidentally gave half the tour wearing my safety goggles!


Adieu Voyage de la Vie

Posted in Voyage de la Vie, Work with tags , , , , , , on July 16, 2012 by Yarn Over New York

Tonight, after 677 performances in 2 years, Voyage de la Vie closed.  It’s been a journey for over 60 performers and over 80 technical crew.  Over the 2 years, there were 5 different directors, 3 different leading men, a variety of world-class circus acts that came and went.  One lone acrobat performed in all 677 shows, a contortionist made 676 (having been sick 1 day.)  The rest of us enjoyed the voyage and are sad to see it go.

Adieu Mes Amis

What I Do at Work- 8th Edition

Posted in Voyage de la Vie, Work with tags , , , , on July 12, 2012 by Yarn Over New York

Remind people NOT to be filthy!

Obviously, I failed. EWW!!!!

What I Do At Work- 7th Edition: My 15 Seconds of Fame

Posted in Life in Singapore, Voyage de la Vie, Work with tags , , , , , , , on June 6, 2012 by Yarn Over New York

Recently, at Voyage de la Vie, we did a special feature with the host of the local morning show, AMLive (ChannelNewsAsia). He was filming a series of segments that involved him learning various jobs very quickly and then doing them for a day. The series was called “Crash Course.”

The last segment was ours and he came to learn how to be a circus performer. We shot over 2 days including training, make-up and costumes and, of course, his appearance in the show.

This is a video of the whole feature. I appear in it 3 times. Twice just walking in the background in a colorful skirt- during training around the time that he gets new shoes and then in the make-up room. And then I cue him and the other performers to go onstage.

Bonus Feature:

Here is a second link to a 15 second “behind the scenes” clip of me and the host marveling over an acrobat’s abs.

It was fun and a little terrifying to be on TV.  I don’t really like being on camera, but Steven (the host) and his crew made it really easy.