Day 94 Continued - Acrobat Show!
Trip Start Sep 02, 2007
92Trip End Dec 25, 2007
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The show was amazing. I wish I could describe it to you, and I sort of wish now that I'd broken the rules and taken a few pictures. Some people did, I know, and Jonathan took a couple of videos of things that were particularly amazing. We'll get to that. Every time I thought they couldn't possibly go anymore, that they must be exhausted, there was more. There were group dances and solos and a few duets. There was one amazing duet with a man and a woman with long ropes of fabric hanging from the ceiling that they climbed and swung from and used to swing in big sweeping circles around the stage. It was so romantic. One of the solo performers balanced elaborate crystal things on her hands and feet and forehead - they were like a cross between a chandelier and a candelabra if you can imagine that. She started with one and did all this dancing and then they brought her a second one and just kept bringing them and kept bringing them until she had five. Or maybe six - there might have been one on her chest as well. She was brilliant.
There were dances with fans and umbrellas and all sorts of fun props
The most memorable thing was the knife-thrower. I'm going to put in Jonathan's video so I won't say too much and give anything away. But I do have to tell you that that's Chris Gordon, one of our TSS professors from Ghana that got volunteered to participate. He was terrified! You could tell by his face that he was scared to death and reasoning with himself every second he was up there that if there was much chance of him getting hurt they wouldn't do it in front of a live audience. Actually, I was terrified too. But it was hilarious, and we have a really good story now as well. I'll just say that Chris didn't know the punch line until someone spilled the beans, and then Jonathan showed him the video. Watch for yourself! :D