You don't have to run off and join the circus...there's one set up right here and they are on the hunt for fresh talent.
Sitas Circus are looking for jugglers, contortionists, dancers and anyone with a skill that's a bit quirky to help them expand their show this winter.
Kydd de la Mare has spent the last few years travelling around India with his wife and working alongside some of the best cirus performers in the world. He brought his circus back home to Jersey earlier this year and has been busy ever since sharing his skills at corporate events, festivals and parties.
He said: "The community here has changed in the last decade in a much more positive family based way, I felt there was a real space in the market to make it successful and a lot of parents were looking for a more interactive entertainment for their children.
“I was firstly a dancer, then I started the fire dancing. I’ve been working with some of the world’s best and I’m hoping to bring that next level here, improve their presentation, their story telling."
There's no clowning around involved though, Mr de la Mare says it's not easy being a circus performer.
“All circus skills are incredibly difficult, the whole idea is to find something you are passionate about but once you get to a certain level it’s all about making it look as easy as possible as painless.
"You are developing fine motor skills through play, there’s a lot of co-ordination involved like patting your tummy and rubbing your head. It's stimulating for the brain."
“It’s not easy to develop the skills but it will happen and it is good fun.”
He's looking for people will plenty of energy to help him grow his circus.
He said: "It doesn’t have to be a specific skill, if someone has something that’s quirky that’s better.
"Jugglers would be great, if they can do unicycling or stilt walking but at the same time it’s more about the energy that they have that they want tot bring with them.
"We are looking to grow the collective of circus performers over here."
"The main thing is to have a close community that supports and inspires. The most wonderful thing about performing for myself is the individual audience reaction and creating something that they wouldn't have imagined or have seen before...not an easy goal"
You can find out more about the circus here.
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