Their appearance signifies the interdependence of the first humans who build on
their solidarity until a whole tribe emerges. Two mighty physiques connect in gentle,
fluid movements, exuding a strength that mystifies the audience.
The first version of Mystère featured a Mystifying Hand-to-Hand act
performed by Yves Décoste and Mario Pontbriand. The pair would stay with
Mystère until its big change in 1996, when Yves Décoste left to provide
his talents in Quidam's Statue Act (with Marie-Laure Mesnage). Yves and
Mario were then replaced with Christophe Suszek and Bogdan Zajac, whose
act – AROS – took top prize at the International Festival of Circus in
Verona, Italy. AROS would stay until their replacement by the Alexis
Brothesr (Mario and Paulo Lorador) in 1998.