This act features a dozen artists running, jumping, and walking across –
and straight up – a vertical wall without artificial support. An inflatable
power track (air mat) and trampolines give them the speed, lift and momentum to
take flight. Their athletic ability, physical strength and team coordination take
care of the rest.
The last remaining scrim is then removed from the stage revealing an
enormous wall and trampoline. The crickets, which we've seen hopping
about at various times during the show, finally get to shine here,
bouncing and tumbling about, while other insects take part by using
the wall. The ants, for example, can be seen crawling along in a
perfect line, just like typical ants. Unfortunately the wall is
overused and the power track and trampoline completely underutilized.
The entire act is performed with an enormous amount of (obviously)
pent-up energy on the grasshopper's parts; however, the techno-pop
music and abhorrent staging deflate any excitement generated by this