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CircusTalk PRO Member Showcase: Alberto Cordoba

We at CircusTalk are grateful for each and every one of our members. From discipline to background, the CircusTalk community is home to a wide array of circus professionals and we want to celebrate you! We introduce to you the CircusTalk PRO Member Showcase, a series dedicated to shining the spotlight on our unique PRO members. Without further ado, we present…
Alberto Cordoba in the middle of handbalancing
Alberto Cordoba Ramirez performs his handbalancing act

Alberto Cordoba Ramirez is a circus artist from Colombia that specializes in Cyr Wheel, acrodance, and hand-balancing. He began his acrobatic journey at the age of 15, then went on to study at Circo Para Todos. Looking for a more dynamic discipline than hand-balancing, he studied capoeira and contemporary dance. His intense love for movement naturally led him to Cyr wheel. Cordoba is driven by a need to connect with his audience through art.

Currently Cordoba is a member of La Gata Cirko, and has worked for Latino Circus from Dubai and Colombia’s National Theater.

When asked about his favorite performance memory, Cordoba responded with the following:

“My favorite performance memory is the first time I played with fire; I remember being on the beach in Santa Marta, late at night. I didn’t know that much about using a staff, at least not the “circus way,”and I had certainly never been that close to fire. What knowledge I had came from martial arts. So, the staff’s ends came alight and I start swinging it around and suddenly everything and everyone disappeared. I didn’t see or hear anything other than the fire that swung around me…so much so that I even managed to catch on fire a bit and didn’t realize it until someone quickly put it out, or maybe they just pointed it out later and the fire simply subsided on it own, I don’t remember exactly. What I do remember is that was the moment I was sure I wanted to perform, and I wanted to do art for a living.”

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A true movement artist that combines his acrodance skills with Cyr wheel flow, he went on to say, “My favorite discipline is acrodance. I think that what I love the most is the feeling of not being tied to anything, to not depend on anything, I love the close relationship that arises with the ground, rooting myself to flow, float, transit through it, transit between air and earth, how all of this is a dance through the space, with the space, moving it as much as it moves me.”

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Lydia Nord
Performer, Writer, Associate Editor -United States
Lydia is a Sailor Circus graduate currently based in Florida who was featured in the 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. She is a Florida State University alumna and former member of the FSU Flying High Circus who received a degree in Media Communication Studies and Spanish. Her disciplines include trapeze, aerial silks, and Spanish web. Lydia is happily a part of the CircusTalk team as a journalism associate editor, combining her love for media and all things circus.

Lydia Nord

Lydia is a Sailor Circus graduate currently based in Florida who was featured in the 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. She is a Florida State University alumna and former member of the FSU Flying High Circus who received a degree in Media Communication Studies and Spanish. Her disciplines include trapeze, aerial silks, and Spanish web. Lydia is happily a part of the CircusTalk team as a journalism associate editor, combining her love for media and all things circus.