Dressed in Spanish matador costume with flowing crimson and white cape, Con Colleano commences his elaborate Spanish-flavoured circus routine. High upon the tightwire, he dances, bounces, twirls and balances, before executing a backward somersault that reveals crimson pants beneath his outer costume.
The camera gently follows the flow of Colleano’s performance, moving with the action. By the late 1920s, the Spanish costume and cape dance he displays in this clip was fully integrated into his act. When performed for a crowd, it was accompanied by Spanish-style music.