I liked the ungimmicky achievers the best, especially juggler Anthony Gatto, who could keep a dozen rings moving so fast in the air that they made collective looping designs, rhythms almost. Gatto could change these trace forms at will, then catch the rings one by one on his arms as they came down.
Then there were the two men who kept a huge object turning by running on the inside and outside rims of its double eight-foot wheels. This “Wheel of Death” hovered above the floor like a spaceship. Elizabeth Streb and her pop-action performers were playing around with something like it last year at the ICA. When the Koozå treadmillers got their twin wheels turning really fast and the ship lofted high into the stratosphere, I shut my eyes.
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