DENVER (CBS4) – CBS4 Critic at Large Greg Moody took a closer look at one of the acts in the holiday show Cirque Dreams – Holidaze.
“This is a fun show in the very theatrical style of a European circus. A number of acts caught my eye, especially the two guys who can balance better on a tin can than I can on flat ground,” said Moody.
In their act Anatoliy Yeniy and Vladimir Dovgan stand balanced on top of three stacked tables on a tin can.
“Every day we work on our skills. It never stops,” said Yeniy.
It’s a constant schedule of practice, rehearsal, warm-up, performance and repetition.
“That is part of our life. To be good on stage it takes hard work before the show starts,” said Yeniy.
They’ve been working on this act since they were 10 and 12.
It took years to develop the balance for one, then two and then three tables.
“Sometimes we just look and each other and know without talking,” said Yeniy.
Through balance they know what is happening and where it’s going. It takes about a year of work to add yet another table to the act.
Cirque Dreams — Holidaze opened Tuesday night and runs through Dec. 22.
For tickets call 303-893-4100 or go online.
– Greg Moody is CBS4’s Critic At Large. His reports on CBS4 News are featured on the CBSDenver.com Entertainment section.