Direct from Berlin and the headline act of The Famous Spiegeltent from tonight, 12 February - Sunday 3 March 2013, The Trip is a daring, tongue-in-cheek circus show featuring seductive circus performances, including a contortion act inside a disco ball and a slippery acrobatics routine in a fish bowl filled with water.
The Trip boasts an international cast of stars including boylesque artist and contortionist David Pereira, acrobats and La Clique stars The Caesar Twins, New York drag sensation Baby Jane and Ethiopian juggler Girma Tsehai.
The all-star extravaganza The Trip has been lavishly assembled by David Pereira, the latest star to emerge from Base Berlin, a hub for creative artists established by The Caesar Twins. With his breathtaking disco ball contortion act, Spaniard David Pereira will amaze Melbourne audiences his unfathomable flexibility, strength and skill.
Trained in ballet, David Pereira turned his hand acrobatics and won junior championships for the sport in Spain for five consecutive years. By the age of 18, David Pereira had found his calling on the stage for Cirque du Soleil and now regularly performs in self-produced work around the globe.
Internationally-acclaimed Polish stars of Royal Variety and La Clique, The Caesar Twins star alongside Pereira in this mélange of contemporary vaudeville, new burlesque and circus with their world-famous underwater routine. The identical blonde twins Pablo and Pierre Caesar, described in The Observer as having sprung "fully formed from the fantasies of Jean-Paul Gaultier", will perform their half-nude circus and gymnastics routine inside a large glass bowl filled with water.
The Caesar Twins have been performing together since their childhood, gaining notoriety for their act called "Wheel of Death". However, in 2002, while performing this act, brother Pablo Caesar reportedly fell 16 metres and severely injured himself. Nevertheless, after extensive surgery and months of rehabilitation, the brothers persevered and continue to train and perform together almost a decade on.
Performances take place at Arts Centre Melbourne, The Famous Spiegeltent, tonight, 12 February - Sunday 3 March 2013. Tickets from $60. For further details on what's on in The Famous Spiegeltent visit artscentremelbourne.com.au or pick up an On Guide from our venues.
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Pictured: Left and Centre: boylesque artist and contortionist David Pereira; Right: The Caesar Twins in glass bowl.