My Sight Their Sight
By Amy Kapernick on 11 Feb 2018
This trio blew past normal acrobatics, in an impressive show of dance, strength and acrobatics, performing the usual acrobatics tricks with one catch – there were blindfolds.
Switching the blindfolds around, so that between one and all three of them were blinded (there were a few short moments where none of them had a blindfold on), the trio performed incredible acrobatic stunts and dance moves, without the use of one of our most important senses.
The level of control and precision they showed was even more impressive, as they preformed stunts without their sight in a feat that I would never imagine attempting. They showed incredible spatial awareness, balance and trust in each other as they danced dangerously close to an edge that they didn’t know was there.
If that wasn’t impressive enough, their show of strength had me a little bit worried I was going to witness one of those horrible YouTube videos. I watched as the young woman balanced one of the guys on her back, an incredible feat of core and back strength (I imagine her thighs were probably feeling it a little as well).
Not letting their lack of sight slow them down, I watched the trio perform twists and turns without any idea of which way was up and down, front and back; step onto a moving skateboard and then ride it across the stage (while blindfolded); and even have one of them spin them around so they lose any sense of direction they might still have.
Not to miss one of the most impressive acrobatic tricks, they had the Corde lisse, climbing and twisting around a large rope from the ceiling, contorting around the rope to tie knots and hold themselves in place. Not to be more difficult, the other two stayed on the ground and played with the rope, spinning and pulling on it to increase the difficulty of the acrobat at the top of the rope. Oh, and did I mention he was blindfolded.
They say that seeing is believing, and you really need to see this act to believe that they can’t.
25 Feb 2018