BY ELLIE DUNCOMBE
This circus performer combines gymnastics with basketball to create one of the most unique performances you’ll see.
The series of Instagram-perfect videos, filmed in February 2020 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, feature Sergey Shishkov, 27, nailing basketball tricks while also spinning around on a high bar.
“Basketball, and tricks in particular became one of my interests after watching the movie NOTIC2,” Sergey explained.
“It became for me a breath of clean air, it was that atmosphere of creativity that became my inspiration and stimulus.
“I started playing streetball at the same time, practicing for days on end and coming up with my new movements,” he continued.
“Freestyle for me, first of all, is creativity, a challenge to myself, my abilities and ideas.
I like the idea of creating and doing something that no one has done before.”