CHENNAI: Gravity seemed to be on a holiday this weekend at the Music Academy, as a group of acrobats from around the world, called the ‘Extra Terrestrials’, convinced many that they were indeed Martians, wearing human ‘skinsuits’.
Showcasing gravity-defying stunts ranging from pole balance and Russian bar to the German wheel, the 75-minute awe inspiring show, which was organised for the weekend by Showspace Productions had a pool of acrobats from different parts of the world brought together for nine acts that kept the audience at the edge of their seats for the entire duration of the show.
With something in it for everybody in the family, the show kicked off with a pole balancing act which served as an opening act filled with chemistry between the performing couple. This was followed by a more than a liberal dose of football when, Zhara, the juggler, juggled five footballs whilst balancing himself on top of a giant football!
The show also had a good serving of magic with Vik and his robotic assistant ‘Fabrini’ and comedy with the ‘Fat man’ Mouraviev Konstantin, who showed the audience how to get fit in 15 minutes using a German wheel. Another highlight of the evening were the waiting room jugglers, who came in wearing three piece suits which they exchanged on the stage. As normal as this may sound, they did this while continuously juggling three pieces each.
The show also featured China’s Wang Fei who balanced and spun five umbrellas on her feet and other balancing acts, like duo Valerie of Europe and the pole apart act by Victoria and Konstantin.
If you missed it, the show is set to be held next weekend as well, at The Music Academy, between June 27 and 29.