Cirque Du Soleil: Kooza - Wheel of Death

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+39 1. banzemanga commented 11 years ago

When the performers were inside the ring the audience were cool but somewhat bored. But when the performers started acting outside the ring, the audience were crossing their fingers hopping that no accident would happen. Really nice find.
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+34 2. zamuraii commented 11 years ago

1:05 was insane!
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+24 3. elbartosos commented 11 years ago

OMG my mom would so kill me for doing that....if it didint kill me
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+34 4. rags94life commented 11 years ago

4:45 accident or part of the show? >:)
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+20 5. Malus commented 11 years ago

Hahhaha, I was like, "nooo, watch out, Oooo"
That was insane, respect.
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+24 6. protagon commented 11 years ago

nice performance. there is always a balance between good and bad
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+5 7. c0mmanderKeen commented 11 years ago

Aaawesome show !!! Would love to see that... too bad the tickets are so expensive, but I guess its worth it! Good post.
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+9 8. Stewage commented 11 years ago

This is from 'Kooza'. I saw it in Portland OR. Great show. I will say the 'accident' at 4:45 was staged. He did the same thing when I saw it. Was well worth the ticket price, but all Cirque shows are.
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+5 9. gidman commented 11 years ago

NOW that is called entertainment!!
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+5 10. mmmendal commented 11 years ago

I wonder who gets more adrenaline: the performers who have done it a bunch of times or the audience.
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+4 11. silly_sy commented 11 years ago

thats mesmerizing! id love to go see that
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+6 12. gouranga4ever commented 11 years ago

#4 Accident, I saw this act when it was part of KA at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and they didn't do that, but they did make a mistake near the end which they tried again and got right. I'd always wondered if that mistake was part of the act.
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+6 13. samxgx commented 11 years ago

Do this once and you'll remember it all your life...
do this everyday, and you'll only remember the parts when it went wrong...

so hard to get high... so easy to get used to beeing that high...
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+2 14. Gorf commented 11 years ago

Human hamsters!

Why do they call it the "circle of death" if a mistake would just mean an injury? Surely it should be "circle of broken leg" or "circle of faceplant" if they come off - it would take a freak accident for them to actually die...?
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0 15. mwak commented 11 years ago

I wish all circus reprensentation were this good :)
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+5 16. dogfish commented 11 years ago

Cirque Du Soleil has made real art from circus.
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+4 17. irishgek commented 11 years ago

Been to see them live at 4 different shows and i will keep going as each show is just so amazing. #16 they have done one thing better they show you dont need bloody animals either to make a circus,

Btw that mistake at 4:45 #4 All part of the show theres another variation of this we a guy does it blind folded and pretends to make similar mistakes
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-2 18. YetiGrowl commented 11 years ago

wanted to see this in vegas. decided to spend the expensive ticket on alcohol instead.
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+2 19. Darkrotiv commented 11 years ago

no words!!! 5* :*
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-2 20. BrianDilori commented 11 years ago

I was just waiting for the backflip at the end! Didn't happen! 3/10 i've seen all that 20 years ago at my local circus!
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-1 21. InfiniteBoredom commented 11 years ago

Someone needs to do a backflip on that thing. If you find me one ill give it a go and we can put the results up on here.
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+3 22. dudefromearth commented 11 years ago

my hamster makes something like this :D
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0 23. xanonym commented 11 years ago

Saw the exact same performance in 1987 with Ringling Brs Circus, minus the theatrics. Daring, but nothing original.
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+1 24. Aquaman commented 10 years ago

I just saw Kooza on Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 in Tokyo. During the Wheel of Death performance, there was a REAL accident toward the end. :S While jumping rope, the performer slipped from the highest position and crashed onto the floor on his back, with his right shoulder seeming to hit first. This was definitely NOT part of the act. The other performers quickly stopped the wheel before it would hit the injured man. Emergency personnel rushed onto the stage immediately. He was conscious, but writhing in pain. After stabilizing him, he was carried off strapped to a backboard. Very tragic. So far, I haven't read anything about the accident on the news sites, so I'm hoping the young man wasn't injured too seriously.
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-1 25. Teqskater commented 10 years ago

#14 I bet it looks much higher when you are standing in front of it. And yes. It's not to hard to kill yourself on a thing like that. Don't underestimate that.
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-1 26. ZaMpTi commented 10 years ago

Damn cool! Now i want to see this live
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+1 27. georgeacrobat commented 8 years ago

to AQUAMAN let me tell you brother is me the guy who felt off the wheel, but am still ilive thanks god ,is god to find a coment that is worry about some individual that you dont even know thanks a lot budy you can find me in facebook
(george suarez) ok just want you to know that am trying to get back to work still in recovery having problems in my elbow because of that accident i will like to talk to you some time i hope you get this one thanks a lot brother......take care...