The day the circus came to town

Ross and a friend demonstrate the lost art of plate spinning.

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – There were no elephants or tigers at Saturday’s Circus Montreal, just an immigrant named Alfonso, better known as entertainer Aytahn Ross. The multi-talented performer put on two shows at the Cultural Centre during the Light Up the Night Festival Saturday as well as two workshops to demonstrate some of his talents.

Ross’ performance weaves juggling, plate spinning, balancing, magic and comedy into one simple story of an immigrant making his way in Canada.

Above left: Ross balances a stack of wooden blocks

Ross juggles some crystal balls

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