Photo by Natsumi Arakawa
The young Martinez Brothers ushered out plenty of high-flying stunts to stay true to their “Flying Circus” namesake. No need for a ringmaster to direct the crowds attention, all eyes were locked on each member and they each let their amazing acrobatics and balancing feats do the talking. Doing three short acts nightly at the Palace Arena, they seem to pack the crowds in and never fail to impress. Whether running blindfolded inside a rotating pair of wheels that spun high into the air or piloting a bicycle across a tightrope wire, steady ooh’s and ahh’s came from the crowd below.
Trampoline flips and somersaults were crowd pleasers, but the focus of the act is the youngest member of the Martinez family. In an act that must be seen to be believed, he is flipped high-speed end over end from the feet of his older brother on an elevated tower to the amazement of everyone in attendance. The short 20-minute shows are paced very well and the excitement of each stunt continues to build on the next. If you haven’t caught their act yet, there are three more appearances tonight, at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30am at the Palace Arena.