Photo by Gary Hunt [http://www.flickr.com/photos/e06158/2576368483/]
Fly high with Flexion, an outdoor aerial theater performance by the nationally-known group Wise Fool New Mexico. Flexion features five acrobats on stilts rolling into backbends, splits and a myriad of sculptural forms which literally stretch one's perception of the human body. Strutting and dancing, suspended and flying, their pincer-like metal legs slice the air as they spin and swim like fencers in a sea, barely missing each other in their fervent exploration of their metal home. Shedding layers of armor, the acrobats slowly transform from superhuman warriors to fragile nymphs balancing high above the audience, hanging precariously from straps, the cage and each other and finally descending to earth.
The performance is sponsored by Discovery Green, in partnership with Bayou City Arts Festival Downtown.