Silvers Cirus rolled into Shepparton last night for their opening night, featuring a steel globe with motorbike riders pull death-defying stunts inside.CHLOE WARBURTON June 26, 2014 3:44am
In all the choreography and practice that goes into the Globe of Death, there is one rule that is the most important — you have to respect the globe.
Ricardo De Araugo is one of the riders for the spectacular Silvers Circus act, which involves motorbike riders pulling stunts in a steel globe that is only 4.25
Ricardo used to watch his own father riding in the globe in his home country of Brazil — he is the ‘‘fifth or six’’ generation of circus performers in his family.
‘‘I was always watching when I was a kid and I started riding bikes when I was eight or nine years old,’’ he said.
‘‘We start training on pushbikes, then on smaller bikes and someone holds you while you’re on it. You learn how to brake and how to take off safely.’’
Despite years of training in the globe, Ricardo said the exhilarating feeling never wears off — and you never know what will happen once the steel gate closes and the bikes roar to life.
‘‘Every show is exciting — you feel the adventure every time,’’ he said.
‘‘You have to respect it. It’s one thing I love to do, it’s my passion.
‘‘It doesn’t depend just on us, it depends on the bikes too — if something happens at full speed, you can’t do anything to stop it.’’
Silvers Circus was formed in 1976 by Anton and Anna Gasser, and their three children Tony, Rosita and Dominik have kept the tradition alive as circus artists.
Along with the Globe of Death, the show will also feature acrobatics, wire walking, football-playing dogs, hoola-hooping, juggling, magic and comedy.
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