HAPPINESS IS: Backflips on The Streets of Toronto

Photo by Leah Snyder for Mixed Bag Mag.


On the yellow piece of paper provided at The Happy Show at Design Exchange I couldn’t accurately draw this scene but I would definitely say backflips make me happy. I can no longer do them myself but photographing acrobats whizzing by my head while I am laying flat on city streets definitely makes me smile. I am in my element with changing light and random movement. The moments I feel most free, the moments were you believe in magic as an artist’s tool.

The performers shown in theses images are the talented (and flexible) ensemble from Cavalia’s cirque show Odysseo that was in Toronto this past summer. Find out more about them at www.kalabante.org.

Read more about Mixed Bag Mag’s coverage of The Happy Show.

Photos by Leah Snyder for Mixed Bag Mag.