These Children Work in a Circus, And They Love It! | Circus Kids | Real FamiliesJun 06, 2021
theytravel thousands of miles every year and
workseven days a week life can be hard if you want to be in the
then you have to do everything you can make sure you get all the dirty parts out of our cameras and tell you empty toilet is very hard job, we don't have running water, let's sit very cold when you see so many people like to enjoy your act, it's amazing, I'm so proud of myself that I've reached this stage, I'm making someone happy. i'm always making someone smile it's like you're a grown up it's
working as soon as your daddy this is the secret world the
big step coming disaster hits the big top we're being born like some doris push down get it out girls quick quick quick well a 15 year old girl struggles to perfect her if she's not elegant it's birth and two of the youngest performers in the circus get a taste for being the center of attention their 16 generation circus we never know what's going to happen the curtains open and i'm something i like in the stroller crying it's ok go to work in the office now sell some tickets to pay for the
childrenborn in the circus acting is in their blood our family goes back nine generations in the circus you never get bored of he is the best fantastic i
lovethe circus i go to work on a normal day doing what i
loveto do sokka's performer that's all i ever wanted to do like i never had it was just there yasmin has grown up under the big top working odd jobs in and out of the ring my role right now is to stand the balloon of death and peter drives around me yasmin has yet to develop a solo act that its crucial if he wants to make a decent living i want a career in the circus as this is my life so obviously i would love to have my own act and if i ever had to leave the planet and go to a different circus i would need my own act because as much as standing the balloon is in the show and it's like it's something
really cool you can't stand it with you wherever you go it's not an act
really a role hi how can i help?
But right now, one of my main jobs here is the office in particular. Yes, we still have seats available for both shows. Most people prefer the grandstand. through the doors thanks downstairs then I'll go into the office and sell show tickets working an act there's always someone who wanted to do it it's always been an area like that I wanted to do but obviously I'd love to have my own act and act helping yasmin train has experience who pushed half daughter the circus owner bending your leg just catch me i started when i was 7 then when i was 14 United my own act can you know let it go oh and it's going to be pretty hard for you guys do your own act starting at 15 and put that 4 like that on two sides no but bend your back you dumb sausage obviously you need the strength you need the flexibility he wants you to have once you get to old age it gets a lot harder she really needs to get going if she wants an act of her own she has to start and she has to start now obviously its going to take a lot more time of work, practice, pa science i think i'll get you a Bandage and it probably won't hurt as much until the skin hardens you'll always feel it so putting on the bandage won't do much good in yorkshire Rosita aged 15 and Eva aged 13 are packing to go. for the circus she got a collection of tights ok pink tights red tights no one called them tights but the girls now live in a permanent house with their mom Victoria and dad Gavin a retired circus show
theythey warned they grew up in a circus in a trailer and they knew nothing else the circus five really stopped because we decided to make a really big decision that we would go off the road and full time and the girls would go to school which i think in their eyes they regretted it makes sense to him my eyes that was the right decision and what we are doing is giving them options every time we are here we want to be there i am there we don't want to come back here it is half term and Rosita and Eva have the chance to come back to the circus for the week, don't suck, it's been five months since the girls have seen their circus friends and the week, the week, the week, yeah, I'm putting the coats here, I'm very excited to be back it's just it's nice to be home and see everyone and even cleaning the caravan is so much better than cleaning the house honestly this kept me going all through school knowing I could come back here you never get bored of that, it's never the best, this has always been the place i've considered home whenever i think of home i think of this as my home i guess it's home too but it's like a temporary home you know it's not like it that I would call my real home this is so it's not just Rosita who feels at home near the big top dad Gavin was in the circus for over 60 years as Rosita said home there Ennis that's not just a place where we make money that's not just a place where we have parties that's not just a place where we have weddings that's not just a place where we actually have funerals that's the tank that's the center of our life and that's home it's straight to the essays to the girl s they are joined by acrobat brothers Enrique, thirteen, and Diego, twelve, when they were like DAF mass on the air.
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In the fall, they will all perform in the first
children's show of the season. The children's show is kind of practice to see when you're ready to go into the full show. Well done guys if you can handle the
kidsplease share week after week. week and you've performed really well and you know you can do it twice a day then you go to the big show and they make a place for you there you're not strong enough you're going to fall to the ground and this is pretty rough ground to just be fake Moving on, I really wouldn't want to do that, but let's get the proper training.
My ax is an aerial hoop act and I've been doing it for several. I haven't really been doing it that long when Rosita comes back to school. The air spot is available when Rosita isn't here. I get to take her place on the kids' show and do my own screaming, but obviously I have to practice a lot and make sure I'm good enough to do it. it's taking your place in the show yeah ok ok ok i'll make you the best replacement ever but yasmin's plans may not even get off the ground we're warned about the risk of gale force winds and the snow has some bears from Doris for sex, heavy rains are also coming and the wind will pick up throughout the day and as Doris moves for the circus, our Netanya, it is a great concern that her family has lost their big top in the 1970s, this is just old video from when my dad actually lost the tents and they went ahead and performed outside.
I think it was months and months. months of waiting for the new canvas to arrive, so while waiting for the new canvas to arrive, obviously they would act or staff, so they set everything outside as usual, only without the canvas, there are many
familieswho trust in this big tent to feed everyone and without him we have nothing to do now when he walks in the door it means no one gets paid the danger you see is not the wind hitting the tank the danger is when the wind comes into the tent when take off never experienced it i personally only saw one film of it of course it leaks the poles the poles ripped the tank thats terrible max it all tipped over and crashed and well a million pounds if the tent goes falls, hundreds of ticket sales to be lost as wind speed picks up Tanya's 17-year-old son, Peter, discovers more troubling damage to these boxes here, which we stowed the tent in on the trip, have been seen olado and they are very heavy, so if the wind keeps coming, how is it after taking down the tent and str? place it on the ground and make sure it is safe for Eva and Rosita, who have not performed for five months. invited some of our friends to come watch the show and it may not even be on so it's worrying but then I just can't go on because there's nothing I can do about it my dad told us the forecast of the weather it will hit 80 winds of 1 mile an hour one hundred 20 kilometers an hour which is a strong wind for anything so take down the tent its safer on the ground than up doing shows in bad conditions check it out , girls, quick, quick, quick, so kids are expected to only mess where they can, whether it's picking up some trash, carrying the fence, taking out the trash can, helping the popcorn, you know, stocking up or whatever anything, anything they can physically do, you know it's okay for them before it starts to break down, my brother, my dad. my b brother in law we do everything we make sure everything is ok and everything is safe keep an eye on the others because if you're running it's dangerous you know you can break something or hurt yourself so we keep it you know so fast as possible but as safe as possible the stations weren't shocked properly but for the first time in 40 years the big top has to come down the kids are so sad we didn't have a dress rehearsal today for the saturday show but they know the decision is made , it's final, don't argue, don't cry, don't get discouraged, it has to be done and they understand that our livelihood is there, they are very young, but they all understood, there is no store, there is no salary, there is no food, go, go, wow, not really. figuring out what to do with CJ so that because there's obviously no programs they're not going to work with everyone so we're going to be stuck in the caravan all day and everything happens a little small and crowded so it's tricky the circus without a tent is taking its toll on everyone what you do ah ok good boy good boy good boy good boy good boy i'm a little bored. so boring i don't like wasting time to practice is critical to yasmin yeah and the circus manager marc thinks it's time for a reality check so where do you see yourself so yeah you want to do?
I want to be an artist like me. I would love to do all the aerial acting I want to be a trapeze artist I want to be a good one so where do you see your future where do you see yourself going to Monte Carlo you should be there I would love to do Monte Carlo yes so not Vegas , you can go anywhere but you have to try now give it a hundred and fifty percent but it's up to you no one will come and make you happy so I'm going to be hard on you and if I'm hard on you it's because I wanted to be good to you and i want you to be the best you can be n everyone is out there, but it's only there if you give it a hundred and fifty percent by this time next year.
I would love to be doing a really good poop act in the ring. better and hopefully by the time I'm 20 maybe I'll get to Monte Carlo. I've already booked tickets, that's fine. I can't refund them if you put them online, but what you can do is if you contact the company. bought them they will reimburse you fine thanks the next day the storm has passed ok but rice and its time to put the top up no time to waste as they need to be ready for the matinee or risk even more ticket losses we have been up since 6 in the morning today getting the staff ready for the shows it's all been outside it's all wet so we love to get it ready and clean everything and dry everything for the show is now it's around 10 o'clock so hopefully by all 3 min let's be right on time i might save some time ta ke for you so the kids have been amazing today they're there scrubbing seats cleaning seats they never complain i mean everyone would dream of having teenagers like us they come over they get to work there's nothing don't do to help cool you can't do the performances and not help that's not how it works so if you want to be in the circus then you have I have to help everyone, everyone has to do everything and I enjoy doing the hard work because it means I want to say I'm part of the team not all the kids in the circus are helping with the tent Tonya's two-year-old granddaughter the twins and Scarlett and Esmeralda yes give him a baby I hope he does make up like a clown you're going to take a good look at what colors white head the twin started acting right after this second birthday and they've been in and out of the ring Simpson so they're almost two years and a half now so a good six months working what color is that red yeah? you want something you really don't know what the kids are going to end up looking in the mirror they will learn to do a handstand and they are learning to do somersaults and they are learning to hang from a trapeze and they will learn to juggle they will learn to ride unicycles i will learn to do turn lessers you know over the next few years slowly they will make their own decisions about what they want to do do you want to be a sad clown or a happy clown no one will put a happy face on you thats okay you know thats what happens with all kids from the circus, they just copy their grandparentsor to their parents and generations as if they had been born into a family of artists.
It is almost 100 percent guaranteed that they will also be artists. treat it like a game this is a great playground for the kids they keep the interest and if you find it seems a bit boring we stop doing something until they want to do it again good girl tour tour tour tour good girl tour stay in the bucket girl hold your stance fantastic these two kids here is a 16th generation service you know their family told in 1648 so it's a story you know and hopefully they will carry it on and their children will carry it on but their 16th generation He said this about the oldest circus family in the world.
You won't find that anywhere else here where the 16th generation, okay, set scallop, run there, ask yourself the point under the trot, don't turn, that's been a compliment, take a bow, blow some kisses and say hello, never we know what will happen when the curtains say that here are the docks, Esmeralda and Scala, two-year-old twins. of curtains open and I'm so thinking they're going to ditch me or they're crying early in the stroller it's just a bet who's a banana head your banana Tonya's daughter Amelia runs the kids show and it's time to get the girls again in the rain come hello hello okay so brace yourself doing both shows today as usual as soon as the second show is over I'm going to do a full rehearsal for the entrance show and we have a show tomorrow at 11 o'clock in the morning, how do you feel?
We've had two fewer days for rehearsals, obviously it's a bit boring, I didn't have a lot of time to rehearse, but we'll work hard tonight and fix everything tomorrow morning if you're still feeling nervous. we can always go through one more time with the music, your costume, the lights and everything, everyone will already be there, so if you get ready for the morning around 9:00 and come to the temple around 9:00 am. I'll be there alright, yeah you're nervous. I'm so excited don't worry never quoted the storm Doris has left everyone uneasy and the circus owner Tanya has had two extra guests to stay.
Good morning, this is not going to happen if she can wake her up. They came for half an hour last night and then they decided they wanted to take a shower and then I threw some blankets on the floor and decided I would take it. Not well. We're done with you, right? Let's go together and try to get your sister up. Come on, then Esmeralda, sleepyheads, let's go. you wake up your sister i don't need to choose arose is working yes well maybe you better cover at 6:00 in the morning you are a little boy yes with his grandparents with them and his aunt and they do the last Sue is there cowboy heights but alone Adam when they want so it depends if they want their bottle of milk they refuse to go to work if they are a bit tired or they pepper the pigs on tv we refuse to go to work so we do one day we feel like but one time they're in their costume when they're at tailgates they love performing they love going on stage thank you I'd love to go on stage but that's when they choose to be with the big backup Tanya wants to make sure it stays that way and she's called a priest to give you a blessing we usually do if we buy a new tent or a big new accessory like the wheel of death or the globe of death we have a priest come out and bless him we have decided due to this horrible weather we've been having which is a chance to really get done just makes everyone feel a little better the blessing will happen in time for the evening show but before Rosita and Eva have their first performance at the night show kids mom we need to find that star wars bug because it has stuff in there i need you excited ready for it it's very natural because if something goes wrong with the costumes we don't have a lot of time to figure it out oh my gosh so many things could go wrong , I could fall and commit suicide, that would not be. alright which one is doing my makeup today after months away and the stress of stone dollars It's Showtime when you're acting when you're about to go on and behind the curtains you get so nervous even with limited rehearsals for Eva this is what It really doesn't matter if you're annoying or having a bad sick day as soon as you step in the ring it all goes away. it's not easy people look they say oh that's easy I can do that but it's not it's not easy at all it's a lot a lot of hard work so when you get applause it's easier than it's worth Rosita who follows the stage is very different from Ruthie: that's not acting, she is much more confident.
I think about the emotions I feel when I'd rather it be really exciting and make me so happy when you look around and see everyone cheering for you and yell cheering for me yeah that's like it makes you so proud of yourself like oh god my, why did I actually mean something? I feel great, I feel like I'm ready for the end, although I think if that circus life suddenly took it away from me I don't know what I want I would do it because there's nothing else I don't want to be. I think I probably just cry in a hole.
I should stay there forever ha ha, but living a circus life means compromising the comforts of home a bit. the sofas that's where my parents sleep they put it up every night so we have to keep their duvets and everything in our beds and it's hard sometimes because the power goes out at midnight so no lights and sometimes , if we arrive too late because I spend too much time practicing because sometimes we get up well after midnight and then if the beds are not made yet my mother has to change the sofas for beds in total darkness it is so hard for her to gets a little crowded sometimes no privacy wrinkles we don't care the wrong way there we go filling this up because our water is not connected to our camper so we don't have running water so we are filling this up so we can wash up and wash our hands and no this is not drinking water er their taps don't work the shower did supply this is how we go swimming pretty regularly so we can wash our hair and other things in the pool showers, we don't care because we love it here.
Will try if it will open when it's good, yeah, and you can do a lot of water racing these days as long as we're here. I don't get IRA before the evening show opens, it's time for a special blessing. being here good i think so i think so it's nice to know you it's nice to know you david i can leave it all to you now thank you so much thank you so much this big chop and what you do here is like one big family. that you come from every country in the world and you all come together to produce something that is very special to people the children take back from this the sense that it is instilled in them that they take care of each other it is not just about you it is about all of it it's part of the community you have to help each other That is, if you are 2 or 22 years old, I want to say that they understand that very powerful God, we pray for your blessing on this big tent, bless it in everything it does and we make this prayer to through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Amen. God bless y'all ok and I eat just gate meetings blessing is a nice circus family Nisa Wow all the other kids here are the best friends I've ever had because I have friends at school and everything but that's what What are they. my friends for those here are my family so it's different bless you very much you can be whoever you want to be and whoever you are will you accept we are a family here it's ok I will never leave the circus and obviously something happened when it had to, but I'll stay here as long as I can, but to do that, Yasmin desperately needs her own act to hold that Ben that Ben becoming a trapeze artist requires enormous strength and agility to hold that three seconds and then bend it she started a a little bit late for an area span and most kids for an area conference now start stretching at two, three, four years of age you'll see it's going to be harder the consideration started at fifteen why your foot is not the correct size?
It will take a lot of training with Half term is over and Rosita and Eva are back at school. The aerial hoop show in the children's program is now up for grabs. It's not elegant, yes, they like it, but yes, but it looks like it. I need to practice foot drop. he shoots horrible, apparently he looks horrible too, which I understand feels terrible and he obviously has practice and different hand movements and just tries to think a lot more elegantly. I'm a little older than everyone else who started on the show but I'm determined to practice as much as I can and I will and everyone thinks we just sit around all day and show up for our app. and then back in but we don't make it much harder than that.
There is much more practice and much more time. Let's stretch that leg. You children have a lot of freedom, since you can go outside to play. They are free outside. There are many children who do not have. that constrictive school but there is also a lot of discipline they know they have to go train there is no escape they know they have to come and help with the work that needs to be done you are going to throw yourself so if you get tired jump down if you get tired telling them go to look for schism the circus is preparing for today's show and it will include scarlett and two year old Esmeralda he is coming babysitter do you like being a clown which is better clown or lassu lassie are you going to be a clown or cowgirl now go you want to be a cowgirl clown every kids help out at the circus you know some of the kids do more some do less these races here but they just stay and play with the toys and play with things and other kids see him playing with stubborn old mama can i have one of them , okay, so the words put it?
Wow you are working so hard slash puppies get your slush puppies here they are four pounds each oh yeah you want to give it to the guy you give it to. for the boy there we go you take this one to the lady yeah just slushies here oh it's going to hurt don't do that the twins are now part of a long running family wild west act acting long enough for your grandkids to work and at the same time he's the best today they steal the show come out again with that leg Yasmin has been spending every spare minute practicing her routine i kept telling you you know take a day off leave it for today i don't want to practice i want to practice it was hard work i mean i had blisters , cuts, bruises, blood, you know it was hard work, but she wanted to do it. very special visitor look at all your presents you have quite a few oh yeah from the dog to a special sister Yasmin happy 16th birthday I love you so much.
Sometimes I miss you at home, but I know you were happy, so that makes everything okay. he's going to be a big star they're so excited today so are you ready for your aerial hoop today yeah feel safe yeah ok ok i gotta go to work ok i'll be in in a minute ok Save me the best seats fight them crash into the crowds and save me the best two seats let's be our deadline okay you're welcome see you in a minute yeah she my penny has now left the circus but yasmin just couldn't stay away not being around and Kelly couldn't change her mom it obviously wasn't the easiest decision leaving her here but just give me a minute yeah it's definitely the best thing for her obviously because it's just been me in half as many years not just myself , I am every day but I know she is where she wants to be and happy so t That's all you want for your kids if I understand today is a paid day so every week I give the twins ten pounds each hide their money down here in my disguises um its one time - one twin room and both rows on either side of them and he's honest: from the other twin they only like to get five pound notes because the 10 pound, even when i received bo a tenner they only get one so they like to have fivers where they get two so they are quite picky and if they only get one they will get mad he will scold them and they want a refund not a refund , but they wanted to exchange and they want their two five, it's really sweet, hello, okay, there you have salary what do you say good girl there you are going to look for a kiss mm thank you Wow thank you what you say okay see you later ready or not it's Yasmin's great moment when I was very very young I was so shy I didn't want to boo a goose and I was like oh my gosh you know she needs some confidence nce but literally I think the foot the first time I'm going to see her perform the antenna she obviously has that advantage is something different I'm going to be so proud after all the years living away from her mom and all the weeks of practice the next few minutes could define Yasmin's career it's an amazing and scary feeling it's like you know she's now your moment, especially, we have worked so hard to achieve it, many things go through your mind. i was going to mess it up it was so good for mom spirit things like seeing the first one and then i felt good i looked down and saw our little face it means a lot to me not at the first showing definitely something i will always have remember i cant tell you how proud i am.
I was crying a little on the show, butthat surprised no one. I have a long way to go but this is like the first big step and we are getting there now slowly but surely. I'm very passionate about black and how far I want to go there and I just want to go as far as I can and it means the world to me I'll do it for sure I'm going to get there there's no doubt about it next time in a circus kids Imogen, age 15 , he is leaving home to follow his dreams i want to join the circus for about five years today is the first day of shows and i am so excited for the big top to welcome its newcomers and the pressures for Peter and his father are increasing ticket sales is when they find a rival circus already working there its shaking you posted you did it yeah wonka
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