CYR MASTER
A recent transplant from upstate New York, Joseph Elberti attributes his talent as a cyr master to his kinesthetic energy. After a past life in MMA training, to which he cites “enough brain damange from a variety of sources”, Elberti found himself embracing and mastering his acrobatic instrument with enough spin and torque to bring his audience to their feet. When not performing in Washinton and Union Squares, he can often be found practicing in the East Village’s Tompkins Square Park. 

ABOUT “THE MASTERS” PROJECT
THE MASTERS is a long-term documentary project chronicling artisans whose living comes from the work they craft with their hands. From coffee slingers and brewmasters to metal workers and fashionistas, THE MASTERS examines the personalities, the tools, and the passion that bring these sometimes unappreciated and mysterious crafts to life.

PHOTOS: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG

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    This guy taught me for a while. I didn’t realize he was so huge…..goddamn.
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