Luchadores - professional wrestlers who practice the sport
of lucha libre ("free fight"), which is very popular in Mexico -
wear masks depicting mythical animals, legendary heroes, or
immortal gods whose identity they take on inside the ring.
In a nod to the very popular Mexican sport of professional
wrestling called lucha libre (or ‘free fight’), an artist wearing
a luchador mask and costume climbs onto a swing. Under
his own power he makes the apparatus swing higher and
higher until he reaches the tipping point and the swing
makes a full turn.
The Pole Dance immediately segues into the 360-degree swing... which
is set up to be some kind of carnival-like side-show piece, complete
with a barker and betting whether or not a luchador can take the swing
all the way around. It’s probably one of the more out-of-place acts in
the show, although it integrates with the pole apparatus perfectly –
it’s just… bizarre! It begins and ends rather unceremoniously, almost
fading away as the music for the next act begins. But no matter what I
may think about this particular presentation artistically, the crowd
sure loved it… they really whooped and hollered!