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Saltimbanco


Création

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Expérience

Prologue
Adagio Trio
Chinese Poles
Balancing/Canes
Juggling
Boleadoras
Russian Swing
Solo Trapeze
Hand to Hand
Bungee
Epilogue

Réserve
Aerial Straps


Retiré
Vertical Rope
Contortion
Manipulation
Diabolo
Duo Trapeze
Double Wire
Artistic Bicycle

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Experience
Hand to Hand
(1992-2012)


In a slow, ritualistic dance, two identical male twins fuse together, forming a single being of remarkable strength and balance. With unfaltering concentration and breathtaking choreography, they push their bodies to the outer limits of human strength.

Morphing into a pulsating synth bass line, "Urgence" provides a perfect backdrop for the Hand-to-Hand act of two strongmen, originally performed by the Lorodor Brothers, now of "Mystère" fame.

A great representation of the bandleader's duties is represented in the video by keyboardist, Bridgette LaRouche. After several hand-to-hand movements, Paulo attempts to raise a hand-standing Marco by his feet, which is the climax of the act and thus the music rises to the occasion. However, Paulo has difficulty in raising Marco and has to give up momentarily. Bridgette notices this and directs the band to soften the song until he triumphantly raises his brother in the air. Then on cue, the music's chord pattern ascends with Paulo's legs. During their bow, Paulo expresses pain in his face. And to think they do this twice a night, five nights a week.

The Hand-to-Hand act was a lost art during the original European Tour (1995-1996) after The Lorador Brothers left to pursue Mystère; therefore, the performance was replaced with a contortion piece from Nouvelle Experience. Hand-to-Hand made its triumphant return for the re-staging process in 1999 and continued through its Asian/Pacific tour. This tour found the duo of Daniel and Jacek Gutszmit from Poland in the spotlight, and others have gone on to continue the tradition of this fine, strength-filled act.

 

• Urgence


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