How to make a comeback after you’re forced to stop

Injury can be a really abstract concept but hardly avoidable in the acrobatic profession. Here is how to ‘get over that hill’ and make a comeback.

Have you ever felt restless when not being able to work, knowing that there are emails, calls, and documents piling up, haunting you in your dreams? For professions that hinder on one’s body, not being able to train or perform can be detrimental, mentally and physically.

And who better to talk about injury than acrobats, a profession reliant on one’s ability to take their body to the next extreme.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne and was most recently engaged in consultation for the Emerging Writers’ Festival and ArtsGen. Instagram @lleizy_