Last night Autumn was over at my house when we discovered that Jimmy, one of her pals from the engineering department, lived less than a block from me. So we strolled down to his house to hang out. When we got there, he showed us numerous videos of the brothers Marco and Paulo Lorador doing their act in Cirque du Soleil called “Hand to Hand.” It’s really quite incredible. People say they have superhuman strength, and while it does indeed require a great amount of muscle toning and strength training, most of it is about balance. Of course, after watching the videos, we had to try it ourselves—or rather I watched while Autumn and Jimmy attempted a few moves together (sadly, I can barely lift myself off the ground, let alone balance on my head upside down).
I wish I had the pictures of Jimmy and his friend Eric doing some rather incredible things like the ones in the video…oh wait I found one! Hopefully no one ever sees this and thinks I’m creepy for acquiring this:
Anyway, watch the video of the brothers doing their act in the Saltimbanco show, it’s really quite amazing. Sadly, embedding is disabled, but please go to youtube to watch it: