Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Satya Spinning

Satya Bella is one half of the Sisters of Spin, and I happened to catch a solo show of the Australian acrobat late one afternoon during Buskerfest. She was in the midst of warming up.


As she did so, she bantered with the crowd. She got underway with the largest of the hoops at her disposal, using it as a wheel, spinning around effortlessly. 

I would wind up very dizzy.

32 comments:

  1. Having seen these photos of so many street performers that you have shown, I am now not at all surprised that Cirque du Soleil was founded in Ottawa.

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  2. ...amazing, how does she do it?

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  3. That is definitely not as easy as she makes it look.. I can't even get it to stay up spinning around my waist ­čśÇ Good fun William.

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  4. @Rosemary: I think they're a Quebec based company, but Canadians in general are quite creative. This festival has become quite well established.

    @Jenny: definitely!

    @Marie: it was!

    @Tom: lots of practice.

    @Grace: she's got a lot of talent.

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  5. i wanna know how she doesn't get sick ...all that spinning? love it!! her outfits is great too. ( :

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  6. I'm impressed that she doesn't run over her own fingers when rolling along and still manages to stay going!

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  7. What a wonderful performance.
    I would not even attempt. Just thinking about it makes me dizzy. : )

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  8. Hello, what a performance. I would be dizzy from spinning. Enjoy your day and week ahead!

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  9. That must be hard on the fingers as the ring rolls over them.

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  10. Oh my, I'm feeling dizzy just looking at this.

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  11. @Beth: she must have great equilibrium.

    @RedPat: looking at the stills, it feels like she puts her fingers around the hoop only when coming up, and when on the way down, she opens her fingers and uses the flat of her palm against the inside of the hoop rim for balance.

    @Catarina: it is quite a thing to see in person.

    @Eileen: she's very good at it.

    @Red: I imagine occasionally she might run over her fingers, but not too often. She's skilled at it so that her hands automatically are ready on the descent.

    @Sharon: I figured that might be a common reaction.

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  12. Oh wow, very impressive! If I tried, I would wind up not only dizzy but also injured!

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  13. It looks a tricky business. Oh to be so nimble! :) :)

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  14. WOW! That would be fun to watch!

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  15. Awesome! Neat photos! What a spinner!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. That's a performance I would enjoy seeing. Nice photos William.

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  17. @Karl: it is!

    @Tamago: me too.

    @RestlessJo: she has skill!

    @Cloudia: that they are.

    @Jenn: I enjoyed it.

    @Carol: she was good at it.

    @Bill: it was a lot of fun.

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  18. Very entertaining! She must be very talented.

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  19. Wow! She is a real professional. I didn't know Cirque du Soleil started in Ottawa! This lady is fun to watch. Thanks for the great pictures! :-)

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  20. I've seen this done, on TV. I don't know how they do it!

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  21. Sisters of Spin. What a great name. They seem so talented!

    Janis
    GDP

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  22. great. and I notice that you could have a good overview and take really nice pics. for some events in Brussels, it is tough to get a good view.

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  23. Cool. Never seen thing like that.

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  24. Very talented indeed.
    Enjoyed your photographs William.

    All the best Jan

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  25. Well, that's something I never could do! Glad to see someone can! (Must have driven her mother nuts when she was a kid.)

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  26. I caught up with the whole festival ... didn't want to overwhelm with a comment on each, but wanted you to know I really enjoyed every post. Your photos are wonderful (you mentioned on one previous post about not being quick enough to catch the final action, but I can't believe you caught as much as you did in still photos). And also can't believe how you were able to shoot that action without the crowds getting in your way. I think the whole series was wonderful. From both a photography standpoint and because I absolutely love street entertainers.

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  27. @Marleen: she is.

    @DJan: thank you.

    @Jennifer: it's a lot of skill.

    @Janis: quite so!

    @Klara: it depends on when you get there and how hot a day it is.

    @Klara: I see a lot of it at these events.

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Jeanie: no doubt!

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Sallie: thank you.

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