High above their heads, three young acrobats whirl ropes with metal meteors
attached to the ends. Handling their ropes with rare agility, they perform impressive
acrobatic figures at the same time.
A moment of poetic repose. Amidst the hostility of the forest, where
forces conspire against Icarus and Olga, both in search of self-renewal,
the Gatherers come as a pleasant downpour of emotion, a celebration of the
elements. Three young boys receive meteors freshly plucked from the sky. To
us, these are celestial bodies, full of power and portent. To the children,
they are toys. What follows is a blaze of whirling light, with feats that
defy both gravity and imagination. If Icarus was once a falling star, this
is surely a symbol of redemption.