He insists his crew consider every routine, after a buddy broke his neck when a trampoline trick went improper at one other circus years in the past.
“Generally acrobats assume they’re good at doing issues,” says Bangoura. “I inform them each time you do a transfer, it’s a must to give it some thought the primary time you are doing it.”
On tour – they carried out in Africa, Canada, the USA, after which they go to Mexico – the acrobats heat up for 2 hours earlier than a present. And there is nothing they get pleasure from greater than enjoyable within the scorching tub on their holidays.
So why not security ropes?
“I was in circuses that used rope,” says Bangoura. “However for me, the viewers would not see how dangerous that’s. When you do not have a rope, they are saying ‘Oh my God’. We like it when folks really feel it.
He has been performing in circuses for 20 years after discovering his love for old-style circuses with lion taming, elephants and clowns which might be repeatedly televised in Guinea.
“It was fascinating,” he says.
Actress Alya Sylla says the damaged board has by no means been in a present earlier than, however she is nicely conscious of what can go improper.
“It is a job I really like, nevertheless it’s dangerous,” he says, with Bangoura translating from Susu.
Yamoussa Soumah adopted her cousin to the circus.
“I’m proud to be an artist,” he says. “However earlier than I do somersaults and maintain my physique, I must heat up. And if I eat heavy meals, I am going to really feel dangerous after I do somersaults.”
Afrique en Cirque runs till Sunday on the Riverside Theaters in Parramatta.
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