With simple, poetic gestures they convey the many complexities of life.
Two unpretentious souls on a search for answers, Leonid and Valery provide the
light that balances the dark part of humanity. This team, originally from Russia,
has been performing together since the early 1980s and were both featured in
Cirque du Soleil’s Alegría.
In this situation, Leonid and Valery are naval midshipmen who are
at a loss of what to do following the completion of their tasks: bringing the ship
(house) into dock, swabbing the deck, and hanging up the laundry. After a brief stint
at guard duty, the pair return to their "room" for a respite, sitting upon their
shared bed. As the two contemplate their shared boredom, a romantic song begins to play,
setting the pair off on a hilarious dancing routine with one another and unsuspecting
audience members before shoving off once again.
As the 4,300 pound clown house drifts away, like the red comets
that flash across the sky, O's Comets take the stage in a Flying Man routine. This
piece is performed by four high-caliber athletes and requires extreme upper body
strength. Below, a plethra of characters cross the cosmos in search of their own
destinies (including a rare look at the scuba divers) while they all wait for the
Zebras to take the stage.