Sergey Maximishin

Kathmandu, Nepal

Rope-walking family: 27 year old father Bidesilal Nat and 25 year old mother Fulbasan Nat, paint the faces of their three year old daughter Muskan and eight your old Gopal (not their own child, but a child they rent to work with them from a different family). They pay USD 6 per month for Gopal to perform with them and he will return to his family in ten months time. In their routine, Fulbasan plays the drums, Bidesilal explains the show, and the children walk on the rope. The Nat family travel for ten months of the year travelling throughout Nepal and India performing their acrobatics shows.

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