On The Other Hand, Julian Bracey, who is from Bristol, studied design at university in the 1990 s. He had won a scholarship to enrol on a prominent course at the University of Montreal.
On the streets of the Canadian city he states he was exposed to a great deal of circus and street performance.
” I would see individuals busking in a market, and believe, ‘I can do that,'” says Julian,50 So he ditched his plans for a profession in style.
” I ended up street performing all around the world, as a fire entertainer, acrobat, unicyclist and juggler.
” Then I joined a French circus, working as a compere. I wasn’t fluent in any other languages, however I learnt the entire show in French, and even Spanish.”
The business then grew progressively for many years, thanks to word of mouth, and Julian’s excellent contacts. “I had a little black book, and I knew great deals of people, as I had taken a trip a lot,” he states.
” I was quite protective of our contacts. That’s changed now because of social networks, it’s now more inclusive. You can now see someone on TV, Google their name, and state, ‘Hey, do you want to remain in our program?'”
Considered that these males and females are frequently playing with fire, or walking tightropes, health and wellness is a huge aspect.
One year they worked with Katy Perry at an awards show, where she desired Catherine wheels attached to the knapsacks of all her dancers.
” We strapped the fireworks to their backs, and we ‘d accounted for all the health and safety threats,” says Julian. “However then this man from Sony came up to us, and said, ‘You understand that there’s this undetectable video screen behind you? It’s worth ₤300,000, and if you burn it you are in problem!’
” That was slightly scary, however in over 20 years we have never ever had any mishaps, which is incredible.”