Kooza Competition entry by Carroll Louis Jonathan Tik-hang

Kooza Competition entry by Carroll Louis Jonathan Tik-hang

We asked our readers what act they would perform in the circus and why. Here is one of the answers. It has not been edited


Photo: Rachel Cheung/SCMP

Kooza is part of the world-renowned group Cirque de Soleil. If I were to be part of the show, my act would have to be nothing short of amazing and be unique in its own way. Practically speaking, a contortionist or acrobat would not work for me, as I'm not flexible at all. That is why, if I was given the chance to be part of the circus, I would perform a juggling act.

Juggling may sound boring at first, but let me explain,  my act wouldn't just consist of 3 soft palm-sized balls. However, that is how I would start my act off. After I do a few tricks, I would gradually add more balls till it juggling around 7 or 8. Impressive right? Not at all. To spice things up, I would have a member of staff bring out 3 chainsaws, and start them to up the ante, making the audience sit on the edge of their seats. Then juggle them as the teeth of the chainsaw roar out load, but if that's not enough to entice the audience, I would preform the while act blindfolded.

As to why I'd choose juggling, I just think juggling is a cool near trick to use to impress people and showcase pure talent. I myself an not a terribly good juggler actually in all honesty, but I think juggling chainsaws would suit the theme of the circus well as it is thrilling and definitely packs a punch in the fear department and juggling is a traditional circus clown act too. In addition, juggling is a skill everyone can learn from scratch.

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