Astra Beck teaches aerial hoop and silks at Skylab Studio in Camden. Girls with implausible amounts of core strength are practising on hoops and loops of silk suspended from the ceiling in a sort of fairy-circus dream.
I spread the Financial Times over my little territory to protect the pristine mirrored studio from any ink spills.
Astra stands still as a tree-trunk thinking deeply before launching into a long routine.
Out in the street you start to see hoops everywhere.