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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sunday Routine | Daniel Cyr
A Circus Performer Prepares for 5 Minutes of Paradise


from:  nytimes.com
By ALEX VADUKUL
November 23, 2012
Daniel Cyr, 46, performs in the Big Apple Circus’s new show, “Legendarium,” which is in New York until Jan. 13. A native of the Magdalen Islands in eastern Canada, Mr. Cyr is known for his act on the roue Cyr (Cyr wheel), a large, ring-like apparatus that he invented in 1996; he does feats while standing inside it, resembling Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian man. During the run of the circus, he lives beside the Big Top in a trailer village with other performers in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center. Sundays are always show days, but Mr. Cyr also finds time to relax off his wheel.
A TWO-SHOW DAY We have two shows on Sunday. The first is at 12:30 p.m., so I’ll wake up around 9 o’clock. I try to sleep always eight hours. We all have trailers here in the back. It’s really a different life than when you’re in Cirque du Soleil living in hotels. Here you’re much more independent.
 
 
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BREAKFAST TRADITION My breakfast in general is I take two bananas, whole-wheat toast, put peanut butter on the toast, cut the bananas one little chunk at a time, and put them on the toast. I eat four slices. And a glass of milk. I’m not a big coffee drinker. I’ve been having this breakfast for many years.
WARMING UP After that, I start to warm up in my trailer. I do stretches. I take this elastic band and I squeeze it into a cupboard door and I pull. It’s to warm up the shoulders.
read more:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/nyregion/daniel-cyr-prepares-precisely-for-big-apple-circus-routines.html

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