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Alegría


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Opening
Syncro Trapeze
Fast Track
Handbalancing
Fire Dance
Hoops
SnowStorm
Flying Man
Russian Bars
Contortion
High Bar
Closing

Réserve
Cyr Wheel

Retiré
Shoulder-Pole
Aerial Contortion
Slack Wire
Flying Silks
Aerial Cube
Juggling
Strong Man
Trapeze Duplex

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Experience
Fire Dance
(Reserve: Sep.1994 - Dec.1996)
(Main: Mar.06.1997+)


Tribal and magical - this ritual is performed against the pulsing rhythms of drums by a Polynesian artist who weaves his baton-like fire knives around his entire body, from his feet to his palms to his mouth in a style that is seductively dangerous.

Fire is an esential part in any society. Here, Cirque uses fire to show turmoil and upheval in the world. Performed by a wonderful artist from the Pacific Islands, the entire stage bathes in the glow of his flame. He takes the firesticks from the gold and silver dressed Fast Track artists and lights it with his hands. With a Polynesian flair, the fire blurs in rings of light stopping only long enough for him to wash the fire over his skin. After twirling one such stick, he is brought another and the adventure begins all over again.

In the end, a clown appears and uncovers a single candle, which he had hidden under his clothes. Mocking the previous performance, he moves the candle from side to side, up and down, and around his arms. And in a finale to rival all finales, the clown wets his fingers and snuffs out the candle light, burning himself.

(Sometimes performed as a duo.)

The Fire-Knife Dance was not originally part of the Alegría line-up when the show premiered on April 21, 1994. Rather, as the show went its way through Canada and began its tour of the United States, the artistic directors realized the production lacked an essential element - fire! - so they dispatched one of their talent scouts to the Pacific where they found Tovo Lisiate Tuione, who joined the tour in San Jose sometime in September 1994 as a back-up act. [Fun Fact: Fire marshals must approve his act in each city the show visits. As such he was not allowed to perform in Chicago (26 July to 27 August 1995).]

 

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