This act was hailed at the World "Circus of Tomorrow" Festival, where they
won the silver medal in tightrope in 1983. The pair previously
toured with Cirque during the 1985 and 1986 tours.
What better compliment to this gentle moving performance than the slightly
melancholic lilt of the oboe? Antoine Rigot flies down from a high wire and
leaves his raincoat in the air, the surreal imagery is apt. His duet on a
tightrope with Agathe Olivier, who bourrées (a lively French dance like a
gavotte) along the wire on toe, recalls Picasso's acrobats. Using dance and
acrobatics for inspiration, Agathe and Antoine have created a wonderfully paced
routine. The proof of their skill is that they make a feat of poise, timing and
balance look so deceptively easy!