Wednesday, January 26, 2011

TV Feature on me tonight

New England Cable News (NECN) does a feature on me tonight 9pm and again at 10pm.  They covered me during my training and then we there at my latest show where I performed my newest escape The Underwater Cell (UC). Thanks to Peter Alachi for this video he shot at my latest show.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Bone Chilling Escape

This is the single sec clip of me in the Underwater Cell (UC). Last night I performed my version of Houdini's Milk Can escape. I did it in a show called Lydia's Carnival Sideshow. The show as in Salem MA and was covered by the Boston Globe and New England Cable news as it was the first time a Houdini Milk Can type escape as been done in a clear tank without a curtain. I survived the escape but I had to do it in 52 degree water as the venue's hot water heater broke. Talk about a challenge. Doing the escape alone is difficult enough as th escape requires me to be submerged underwater long enough to get out a shackles and pick the lock hold the cover down. Add TV and a major newspaper flashing light in my eyes and then try holding you breath in bone chilling water. Not a combination for success but I used mind over mater. If I don't mind it don't matter to get out. I will post video as soon as I get it.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Photo Shoot with the Globe

It is funny I do death defying escapes for a living but I can more nervous for photo shoots and interviews than the actual escapes. I think it is about control. In the escapes it is me battling my restraints. Now granted when I let the audience restraint me like I do no two escapes are alike but I still feel like I have more control than in interviews and photo shoots. Today is the Boston Globe. The reporter and a photographer are going to follow me around and shoot me training and do an interview. They contacted because they have seen my escapes and are also interested in my latest escape the Underwater Cell (UC). The Boston Globe is renowned and I am so honored and excited they decided to do a feature on me. We are going to do a pool shoot and then go to my gym to watch me work out. it should be fun and though a bit nervous I am so looking forward to this.

Getting ready for the Boston Globe Shoot and UC

Snowy day in New England. I worked at the gym as I usually do but today was different. Today I got my routine in place for my interview and photo shoot with the Boston Globe. They contacted me to do a feature piece (how cool). Now it is to bed so I can get up early and get in a few o2 and Co2 tables to be sure I can get my best breath holds as I will do some lifting and underwater escapes for the Globe reporter. Wish me luck. Night all.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Underwater Cell (UC)

Hi All,
Ok I have been really bad with updating this blog. I promise that will change. I am going to try and take you through my training for my upcoming escape. This was the official write up of the escape that I posted on my facebook page.

Alexanderia the Great is about to tempt fate again by attempting to escape the deadly Underwater Cell (UC). See me padlocked and submerged underwater in a small tank made of Lexan (bulletproof material). I must escape shackles that the audience will put me in and while trapped underwater somehow escape the padlocked tank before I drown? As Houdini said in his Milk Can escape "Failure means a drowning death". Come see me literally as I will be in a clear tank and will do this without the aid of a curtain so if I am successful you will see how I escape at Lydia's Carnival Sideshow at Life and Death located in Salem’s Museum Place Mall on Jan 15 @ 7:00pm in Salem MA. For ticket info click the link below. I promise this show will be breathtaking.

So what do you think of the escape? Post something here or go to my guestbook on my web site or catch me on Facebook at Alexanderia Thegreat.