*Acro Poles was named “Acro-bar” in the first version of Alegria

Acro Poles, what is it?

This new discipline is a hybrid between Russian bar and Olympic bar, the kind used in track and field. The Acro Poles is more flexible and allows us to work with verticals, something we could not have done with a simple Russian bar. Its flexibility opens up a whole new world of possibilities.  

” Landing on the stomach is the principal element. That allows us to do tricks that are smaller in amplitude but way more dynamic. ” 

Boris Verkhovsky​
Director, Design and Performance Development
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A banquine performance in Kurios – @CirqueDuSoleil

This being a new project, a totally new discipline, it may take some time before getting the final satisfying results that we want. For a project to be successful, we have to explore all options, validate concepts and be confident that the project is attainable and feasible.  

Neither Alexey nor Boris knew if it would really work. On the first day, the results spoke for themselves – It works! 

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A russian bar performance in TOTEM – @CirqueDuSoleil

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Being patient and perseverant

Indeed, it is a new project, a new discipline, so it may take some time before obtaining the final satisfying result that we want. For a project to be successful, we have to validate options, validate concepts and be confident that the project is realizable and feasible.

Neither Alexey nor Boris knew if it would really work. On the first day, the result was there. It works!

” As always, we set high goals. Honestly, I did not even expect such impressive progress. “

Alexey Karulin
Acrobatic Coach, Originator of the concept. 

Today, the project is a success, because the Acro Pole performance is presented in the Cirque du Soleil’s new show Alegria. All of this started from a simple workshop in Russia only a few months before. Here are some images from the performance. Hoping you will be as satisfied with the results as we are! 

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