Simone has been walking on stilts since the age of 6. She will rescue kittens out of trees for a small fee ;)
Simone trains extensively to keep her stamina up so she can have focus during long parades and tricky performances. As it is with many children this age, boredom sometimes sets in, and as we feel she is at her maximum height, Simone and I are always trying to do innovative twists to an old formula. Stand Tall For Peace is our latest venture. Though, this time we are putting a twist less on the stilts, but rather on that timeless wish that all children ask for: World Peace.
Following is a brief history of Simone's stilt activities:
Mermaid Parade 2007: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixietart/631378141/
Mermaid Parade 2008: http://www.flickr.com/photos/missheather/2599730694/
Mermaid Parade 2011: http://www.flickr.com/photos/oceanlitt/5929349506/
Dance Parade 2008: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26812531@N05/2516921977/
Dance Parade 2009: http://www.flickr.com/photos/monkeyone/3539072330/
Halloween Parade 2007: http://www.flickr.com/photos/linus/1843247505/
Halloween Parade 2010: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bnittoli/5138673952/
One Night of Fire 2007: http://www.flickr.com/photos/apollonia666/823782308/in/photostream/
Now, age 10, Simone has combined her stilt walking abilities with archery for the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus/ Cavalcade of Youth and other various events and contests. Here are some videos of those performances.
Cavalcade of Youth 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkgyVrtfeec
AYCO Regional Festival 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q678bMkEhKw
Voluption 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtSuofN7THM&feature=related
Cavalcade of Youth 2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIkzQiwHCrM
New Victory Theater One Minute Circus Act contest winning video, 2010: http://www.flickr.com/photos/92968070@N00/4488127555/
And just for fun...
Seriously Not Serious 2007: http://www.flickr.com/photos/92968070@N00/1570158412/in/set-72157611344391385/
Tiny and Fierce 2007: http://www.flickr.com/photos/92968070@N00/1728001558/in/set-72157611344391385
Dancing Video 2007: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7T73t7QZ7A