I am now in Brazil on a lecture tour (in Portuguese) in Belem and Sao Paulo. I am
heading to Sao Paulo in a few days form now and wonder if anyone knows of unicyclists in
Sao Paulo or can help me find some. I’d like to take this opportunity to
try to organize something there, and hopefully even get a team to UXII.
Perhaps one of the rosters has such info? It’s hard for me to search from here
and would appreciate any help anyone can offer.
P.S. I a already have “disciple” in Belem (state of Para, north Brazil) and he will
probably be riding tomorrow. I will probably wind up leaving my unicycle here,
as I usually do.
Stay on top, Jack Halpern
Executive Director for International Development
International Unicycling Federation, Inc.
Jack, this is something of a long shot, but there is a couple who perform professionally called Planet Banana. They do some amazing juggling, unicycling and comedy with a bit of dance, romance and mouth to mouth banana tosses thrown in. The woman in the duo is Brazilian and they spent some time together in the late 90s performing in Brazil. Her name is Silvia and they have a website, http://www.planetbanana.com , which, when I last checked, had some very specific contact information. Perhaps they’ll be able to assist.
I lived in Brazil for 5.5 months over 2 years ago. I don’t recall seeing any unicyclists in Sao Paulo, but Sao Paulo has a little of everything–including punk rock enthusiasts who dress in chains and black clothes (I spent a drunken night with them).
In Salvador da Bahia, I found an old wobbly unicycle at the Circo Picolino. If you want to donate a unicycle, they would be a wonderful recipient. It is a circus designed to teach low-income kids and keep them out of trouble. I showed up one afternoon and juggled with them. They are really cool.
Av. Octavio Mamgabeira
Pituaçu–Orla Maritima (in front of the Parque Metropolitano de Pitauçu)
Salvador da Bahia
In Rio, there is a famous circus school. I don’t know the address, but I met several jugglers in Chile who had studied there.
In message “Re: Unicycling in Brazil?”,
>I lived in Brazil for 5.5 months over 2 years ago. I don’t recall
>seeing any unicyclists in Sao Paulo, but Sao Paulo has a little of
Thank you all for the quick response and information on finding unicyclists
in Brazil. The wonders of lightening speed communications! I will follow
up on the leads and hope will find someone in Sao Paulo.
Regards, Jack Halpern
President, The CJK Dictionary Institute, Inc. http://www.cjk.org Phone: +81-48-473-3508