Ten businessmen trying to reach the highest peaks execute a number that
requires extreme strength and flawless teamwork. The porters on the ground hold
long metal perches while the agile acrobats climb almost to the cupola of the
An image of the evolution of man - from primates to Neanderthals to
Cro-Magnons - comes to glorious life as a cell phone-addicted businessman
joins the circling line of apes in various stages of evolution. He takes
the final position in the line, making the point that we may not have
progressed all that far. Then - just as that perception has had time to
sink in- it's suddenly thrown topsy-turvy. He rips off his suite and
moves into another spectacular acrobatic sequence: Perches.
Perches includes a series of pliable, metal poles linked
together. One man balances these poles on his shoulder, and later on
his head, while a couple of men scale up to the very top to spin, tumble
and flip about trying fitfully to reach the heavens. The most dazzling
variation has one top man holding the second man who is swinging on rings.