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Balance: Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque artist Maedir Eugster

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Balance is a short film by photographer/director Tobias Hutzler that documents Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque artist Maedir Eugster’s incredible balancing act. 

“Maedir Eugster has been performing his Balance acts as a solo artist all over the world since 1999. The artist enjoys great international success for his performances, and his breathtaking Sanddornbalance (“Sallow Thorn Balance”) with thirteen palm leaf ribs has earned him many prizes. What Maedir Eugster conjures up on stage is magic, acrobatics, dance and performance in one and transfixes the audience in stunned disbelief.”

Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque artist Maedir Eugster
Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque artist Maedir Eugster

Eugster’s tension-filled, unedited, almost 13-minute performance on Japanese television went viral, as well. Watch that here:

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While one video is more succinct, the other is filled with great suspense. Which version of the act do you prefer watching?

In the archives: more performances and more balance.

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