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Experience
Handbalancing
(2009+)


A Dragonfly performs a graceful balancing act in and out of the slender stalks and twisting tendrils of an elegant plant. It takes extraordinary control and strength to transfer his weight from one hand to the other as he maintains equilibrium upside down on top of the foliage.

They part to reveal a lone dragonfly, performed by Vladimir Hrynchenko. He floats about the stage and glides along on an intricately conceived set piece that, upon second glance, is a balancing cane twisted in a spiral to elevate him above the stage in a very elaborate manner. (This apparatus is a perfect example of the show's particular style: an organic inspiration whereby there are almost no straight lines to be found). At the top rests a normal balancing block, which he puts to great use in his handbalancing act, but he also uses the curvature of the apparatus to slip, slide and flit about in a very calm, soothing manner.

As the dragonfly slowly flutters off stage, a strange and alluring character begins to traverse the pathways of the Grand Chapiteu, carrying an ovo of immense size securely upon his back. He is the Foreigner, a fly in vintage suit who only reveals his true nature (a lone soul) when he falls for the ladybug. "OOOOHKAY!" - After coming in contact with the Ladybug, the Crickets steal off with his egg, leaving the Foreigner dazed and confused.

 

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