Interview with Camila Palma Aguirre
What have you been doing in the past year while the industry has been stagnant?
Well, first of all, I was able to spend time with my family. It has been many years since we were all together and it was a good time to be with them and bond. I chili, in my family's circus and we sold sweet things that are sold in the circus-like Cotton, popcorn, etc.
What did you
miss the most about not being able to perform with us?
I missed my
friends and above all, I missed being an artist.
Seeing the audience have fun and impress them with the show.
I love the
public in England.
How did you
feel about isolating yourself in your hotel, what did you do to keep yourself
The hotel was very comfortable but being alone was still
difficult. I had a lot of time to think, exercise, and prepare my costumes for the show. The truth is that the days passed very
quickly. I'm getting used to quarantines
Do you like to
I really like
to travel and see the world.
But I think
that if you share the experiences with someone it is much better.
I always travel
with my mom, she is my best company. But
with this pandemic situation, I have had to adapt to traveling alone.
How did you come to Swinging Trapeze?
I am the sixth
generation of my family that is a traditional circus and since I was little I
liked high-altitude acts. My mother
decided that she would dedicate me to the trapeze because she had a great
facility for that act and I loved it. I
think she couldn't have chosen something better for me.
Does she get
you adrenaline pumping or nervous before her performance?
now that I haven't worked for so long I get very nervous. But I always have some nerves and a lot of
care, because every show I put myself at risk. I think if I didn't like it, I wouldn't get nervous haha.
My dad says,
"without risk there is no circus."
If you weren't in the Circus, what do you think you could have done or would have liked to do?
It is a difficult
question for me because the circus is my life, but I really like cooking, I
think I would dedicate myself to cooking.
Is it difficult to be in constant motion and not see
as much family and friends?