Neptune Unicycle


Neptune Chapotin’s passion for unicycling began as a child

At the age of nine, at a Circus and Performing Arts summer camp in California named Camp Winnarainbow.
His talent eventually developed into a profession, and he now has been performing in India and abroad since over ten years.

A unicycle, to those who have already seen or heard of one, is most commonly instantly recognized as a key element of the circus, of clowns and children and daredevil humor.
In his shows, Neptune strives to shatter these traditional conceptions and bring unicycling as a performance to a whole new level.
With refined precision of balance and control as testimony to twenty years of riding experience behind him, he begins by taking the unicycle out of the circus; then, with fluidity, accuracy and skill, he presents unicycling with a whole new concept: as a primary art form in itself.

Jugglers or entertainers often use a unicycle in their performances as a prop, or as their grand finale.
But in Neptune’s performance, the unicycle is the show. Rocking, flowing, spinning, hopping, flying…dancing on the unicycle in pure synchronization with the music along with tricks, stunts and freestyle…through the medium of the unicycle he inspires awe.

Along with his freeform, he also enhances the entertainment from his performance by juggling either balls or clubs, spinning staff or poi, twirling a gymnasts’ ribbon, jumping with a skipping rope, or by playing a musical instrument called the Mouth Harp…all while unicycling.

Then, he takes his performance to yet another next level:
Juggling takes on a whole new perspective, with Neptune’s torches on fire…and still he keeps balancing on his unicycle. Even fire staff or fire poi add to this extra dimension of his performance, and then for his exclusive grand finale, he lights his wheel on fire and rides a flaming unicycle.

Neptune loves to tailor his performance according to the event or the show.
Whether on stage or riding around the venue impressing and interacting with the crowd, dressing up like a waiter and navigating with diligence between tables and chairs with a tray serving hors-d’oeuvres to guests, dancing along in the middle of a dance floor amongst clubbers at a party or a night club with LED lights in his wheel, or as a visual artist on top of a riser to the side of the stage at a full scale music concert…his options are unlimited.

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Fire Space Trailed

Neptune’s Fire Staff leaves a space-warping trail in this time exposure photograph taken by Pankaj Anand during a performance at Mood Indigo 2008, Mumbai.