You’ve watched Cirque du Soleil with the gymnasts who do a special floor exercise. One of them shoulders all of the weight of the other performers, who form a carefully balanced pyramid.
It does not escape your attention that this pyramid is inverted.
Each gymnast must be completely focused on maintaining their team’s overall equipoise. There is a tipping point that could trigger a collapse.
The key performer is the immensely strong man who provides the foundation and exerts a tremendous effort under weight far exceeding his own. We cannot imagine how he handles the pressure.Continue Reading →