Circus Freaks

Incredible.

Dominic LaclasseThanks Jim. The incredible video of circus artist Dominic Laclasse is just one of many on his site (personal favourites: filmyamakasi2.wmv and yamakazedoom.wmv). He almost makes Jackie Chan seem slow and cumbersome.

Another circus artist well worth watching is Dominique Major (often known simply as 'the wheel girl'); currently taking part in Cirque du Soleil's world tour. If you can't get to a show, you'll find a couple of videos on her site.

If you want to see more urban acrobatics, take a look at the videos here or on the Screw Gravity Parkour site.

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