So, here it is! It was a night to remember. A night full of of butterflies, glitter and Lucozade. Friday 10th February 2012 was the night of my first ever aerial hoop performance! The Ibiza Bar was where I was to be performing, and by 10pm was already full of people, drinking tea and eating cake from the cafe stall and playing giant Jenga on the carpeted floor. I warmed up in the 'crew-only' area and applied my cirque-esque make-up in the light bulb mirror, like a true performer. I expected nerves, but they had somehow evaporated When the compare announced my name and the music started, all I felt was elation. This was it.
As I performed the moves I'd practiced time and time again, they flowed together better than they ever had in rehearsals. I relaxed and took in the audience. So many smiling faces. It was a beautiful feeling.
James and my friend Alice were leading the applause as I finished. It felt incredible that people had actually watched and appreciated something I'd created. But it felt like it only lasted for a second! So much preparation for something that lasts a few moments. The memories and the photos were well worth it though!
So, there you have it, my debut at the Lightbox went down a storm! Video to follow soon!