UP IN THE HAIR: Hanne la Cour, 32, on SA’s Got Talent

The bar for the rest of the season has been set high, and e.tv says Episode 2 is not going to disappoint.

“Expect the unexpected from circus acts, comedic singers, mouth-trumpeters, masked dance groups, a blind DJ with a rap artist and unbelievable ‘smoke artists’ this week,” the broadcaster said.

This Sunday, in a first ever on the show, an Observatory mom will stun the audience with a circus act which will see her swinging from the ceiling - by her hair.

Hanne la Cour, 32, is originally from Denmark, but moved to South Africa in 2009.

And as someone remarked, she must be using a lot of shampoo.

Hanne and her partner Marlin Roos run the ActionArte Foundation SA - a social circus that aims to spread “seeds of circus as a method for social change”.

“It’s a way of teaching life skills through the art of circus,” Hanne says.

She says the idea for her unique act was revealed to her in a dream.

“This act comes from a dream I had five years ago, where I work with an image in my head and ask Marlin if this could be possible,” she says.

“We started researching immediately and as there was not much to find at that time we had to reinvent the art of hair-suspension for ourselves and so we started in a closet, hanging three seconds.”

She can now swing, jump and spin by her hare for a full SIX minutes.

“It’s not painful, if you know what you’re doing. You have to have the right method.

“My hair is tied to a clip and I get pulled up by my hair only, with a crew backstage working the pulley system,” she says.

Hanne says she will use the R500 000 first prize money to help fund their circus.

Catch SA’s Got Talent on Sunday at 6.05pm on e.tv.

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