ONE-MAN CIRCUS by David Dimitri (video by Olivier Marchon, Paris) by David Dimitri

By: David Dimitri
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB0Oyl1gSNk

Just imagine an entire circus show performed by one man only!
The man – “avec un talent fou” (“the talent of a mad man,” – Maurice BĂ©jart) – attempts to
demonstrate the most daring of all circus performances. “ONE-MAN CIRCUS”, the title of the show,
is an innovative combination of acrobatics, music and dance, performed by David Dimitri the “Lord
of the Wire” (New York Times).
Everything the audience sees is real. Several of his stunts are incredibly daring and could go wrong
at any time, putting this Circus Man in some very precarious situations. But he is wonderfully skilled
and manages to prevail, time and again.
The show is at times poetic, sometimes hilariously funny, but most of all, incredibly gripping. You’ll
have a difficult time containing your nerves when David Dimitri performs the Human Canon Ball
act, catapulting himself from one end of the big top circus tent to the other, propelled by his selfmade
human canon.
Then, he gets up quietly on his inclined high wire and leaves the tent, balancing on a thin cable, exiting
through the roof of the big top. He keeps walking higher and higher into the sky….
* ONE-MAN CIRCUS was created in 2007. It has been touring in North Carolina, Holland, Germany, Italy, Switzerland,
Belgium, Slovenia and most extensively in France.

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