" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

November 28, 2016

Is Koozå Cursed?

I saw Kooza in Sydney and loved it, but there does seem to be a bit of a dark cloud following this show around in a synchomystical sense lately.
I drove past the Kooza tent on Saturday on my way to North Lakes in Brisbane to go to my cousin's place for a BBQ.
 The Kooza tent in Sydney the night I saw it, Sept 22nd, 2016 
My cousins used to live in Cronulla, so I was showing them my photos of my last trip to Sydney and I came across my Kooza photos and I was telling them how dangerous and spectacular the acrobatic hoop show and 'Wheel of Death' was and that I can't believe that there hasn't been an accident during the show (that I know of anyway) and yesterday I see this news story -
Cirque du Soleil acrobat falls during Brisbane show
"A BRISBANE-born acrobat was hospitalised yesterday after falling during a performance of Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza.
Lisa Skinner, 35, was swinging from a hoop about 6m from the ground when she fell during the matinee performance in the Big Top at Brisbane Airport’s Skygate yesterday afternoon.
It is believed she escaped serious injury.

Lisa Skinner in the women's team competition during the Olympics in Athens, Greece in 2004
I saw this photo above of Lisa performing (in Cronulla colours, too) at the 2004 Olympic games and I couldn't help thinking how lucky she was yesterday avoiding serious injury, or even death.
I wrote about the Brisbane bus with the Kooza advertisement on the side of it that caught my attention in another bleak news story I saw a few weeks ago -
Koozå and Death?
Bus driver killed in horror attack after man sets him on fire while he was picking up passengers
Not only did I see the story of a Brisbane girl Lisa Skinner falling during a Kooza show in her/my hometown, but I also saw a story in the newspaper yesterday about Andrew Johns having a fall at Lennox Heads from his surfboard and breaking his sternum.
League great Andrew Johns feared he was having a heart attack
"Rugby league great Andrew Johns has revealed he thought he was having a heart attack following a surfing accident.
Johns fell heavily while surfing but drove home.
In the middle of the night he woke up with an excruciating chest pain and initially thought it was a heart attack.
He was rushed to hospital and it was later revealed the
42-year-old had a broken sternum."

Andrew Johns following Jim Maloney around after the grand final
I wrote about visiting Andrew's hometown, Newcastle on the way down to Sydney in this post -
New Castle? See Change?
Let's hope it's all blue skies ahead now for the Kooza show and that the dark clouds are now gone.

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