Husband and wife Sos and Victoria Petrosyan. Picture: Hollie Adams
Sos and Victoria Petrosyan, a married couple from Germany, hold an unlikely record that redefines the concept of fast fashion. Both cabaret performers, they have won Guinness world records in the rarefied field of
As part of a new variety show, The
“In the blink of an eye,” says producer Simon Painter, “there could be a change from red ballroom gown to white feather dress.”
The highest aerial act to take place in the Concert Hall sees Artem Lyuban put on a display of acrobatic prowess while suspended above the audience at 6m.
Shin Lim, a sleight-of-hand artist with almost 80 million hits on YouTube, a Mexican speed-juggler, elite ballroom dancers and a Tony award-winning ventriloquist also feature on this impressively diverse bill.
The quest to source fewer than 20 performers from a 5000-strong talent pool was
Painter is in his own time zone after a busy week overseeing production openings in Los Angeles, London, Madrid, Istanbul, Beijing, Tamworth and now Sydney. He says the show thrives on a growing demand for live entertainment in a digital world.
“Everybody has access to entertainment so rapidly, it has made these very-large-scale spectacles much more attractive,” he says. “Seeing something live has become the last uncopyable and non-downloadable experience. When you actually see someone risking their life, live, or see some amazing feat in front of you, these days it holds a lot more power.”