New Shanghai Circus
Hoop diving has its origins during the harvest time when the field workers used a tool shaped like a large tambourine. These large hoops with a woven mesh bottom were used to shake and divide the grain from the leaves and stems. It became a tradition to challenge each other to see who could dive through these hoops and to see how many or how tall a stack could they dive through.
Similarly, the pottery maker would learn to juggle and spin his wares. Spinning a pot to make it uniformly round and smooth… Show more
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