The man running in place atop a rapidly spinning metal wheel high in the air is breathtaking. He stumbles. Hearts stop. Somehow he manages to regain his footing fast enough to keep up with the merciless spinning of the round metal cage, propelled by his partner running inside its twin wheel at the other end of a rotating shaft. Then the man leaps – not once but several times, higher and higher, his body floating weightless for an instant before he plummets to barely catch that wheel and keep running as before.
That’s just the opening of the second act of “Kooza,” the Cirque du Soleil spectacle.