Feats of Strength
August 26, 2004 1:44 PM   Subscribe

Some time ago I saw two male gymnasts on a late night talk show (I think) who did a routine where they lifted eachother and twisted their bodies in amazing ways -- all at EXTREMELY slow speed. Anyone know who these guys are?
posted by treebjen to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (10 answers total)
They might have been Cirque du Soleil guys or a similar troop. If it's the act itself - called "hand to hand," I believe - you're intersted in seeing again, Cirque has several DVDs out. It's bound to be on one of them. (I've seen such an act at their Mystere show in Las Vegas, but that one is not on DVD.)
posted by Sangre Azul at 2:07 PM on August 26, 2004

Ah, found a photo, if this is what you're talking about. Not sure which show this is from.
posted by Sangre Azul at 2:09 PM on August 26, 2004

posted by raaka at 2:20 PM on August 26, 2004

Response by poster: Hmm, it MAY have been these guys: The Second Hand, but alas they've since disbanded! Found this via some article by searching "Pilobolus Letterman."

I actually saw Pilobolus on 60 Minutes (I think) a few week ago and was totally fascinated with them too. Never been interested in dance too much before but what I saw was pretty mind-blowing.

Ooh, or Galumpha!
posted by treebjen at 2:45 PM on August 26, 2004

Probably these guys, from Cirque du Soleil. I saw them on PBS; pretty amazing act.
posted by scottandrew at 2:49 PM on August 26, 2004

Yeah, sounds like the Cirque du Soleil guys. I saw them in SF and they brought a tear to my eye. They weren't identical, as I recall, though. One of them was a little bigger, stronger, and blonde, and the other was a little smaller, more acrobatic, and black-haired. Honestly, they looked a little bit like Iceman and Maverick.
posted by scarabic at 2:56 PM on August 26, 2004

Wait... no, on second thought, that was in Vegas.
posted by scarabic at 2:57 PM on August 26, 2004

Response by poster: Yes!

I'm now certain it was these guys: Marco and Paulo Lorador, The Alexis Brothers.
posted by treebjen at 3:11 PM on August 26, 2004

By the way, if you like this stuff, you may enjoy Michael Moschen's work. I saw him once, in a show with Bob Berky called "The Alchemedians." Fantastic.
posted by Vidiot at 9:34 PM on August 26, 2004

Okay, maybe not so much Iceman and Maverick but more like Hans & Franz.
posted by scarabic at 11:11 PM on August 26, 2004

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