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Death of a bird on a wire

Just a quickie on this because I am rather surprised at the popularity of the load of tosh

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Sarah Guyard, who media reports identified as a 31-year-old mother of two, fell to her death towards the end of the circus’s popular Ka production staged at the MGM Grand casino on Saturday.

Witnesses quoted by US media reports said Ms Guyard fell from a height of around 15 metres as she was being hoisted upwards on a wire for one of the show’s battle scenes.

It is believed to be the first fatality in the history of Cirque du Soleil, a Canadian-based animal-free circus troupe known for its offbeat performances.

“[Ms Guyard] was being hoisted up the side of the stage and then just plummeted down,” witness Dan Mosqueda told the Las Vegas Sun.

“A lot of people in the audience thought it was part of the choreographed fight.

“You could hear screaming, then groaning, and we could hear a female artist crying from the stage.”


Its of course a tragedy for the family of the late performer and I offer my condolences to them without reservation. However that does not alter the fact that the Cirque du Soleil is boring and pretentious and and rather “Gay” . Its rather like the ballet as far as I can see and that is no recommendation.  Sorry folks  but I’m feeling a bit cynical this morning as I’m off to the pain clinic  and I’m not really looking forward to the drive that much.

Cheers Comrades


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