I’m beginning to suspect that being an aerialist is just a form of masochism.
The people I’m learning aerial from don’t just teach – they also perform professionally, mostly at corporate events. They also have a performance mentorship program through which their students can perform professionally with them. You’re allowed to join that program once you’ve performed in a showcase, but there’s a requirement that for at least your first event you can only be a ground performer.
So I’m leaning poi!
Now, what are poi, you ask? This:
Though of course, I’m not lighting mine on fire.