Presenting a truly spectacular show: Don’t miss the pole acrobats at the SAP booth; they make the most amazing feats look almost effortless.
Is it sport? Is it art? Jemma and Max perform unimaginable feats of enormous strength and agility for you. High over the SAP booth on vertical – vertiginous! – four-meter neoprene Chinese poles, they soar and swoop, upside down and inside out. They stretch and hold in breathtaking poses. It all looks effortless, but you can see they must have muscles of steel. The highlight is the Human Flag, in which Max stretches his body horizontally from the pole, holding on with nothing but his hands.
They are both independent performers, working together here at CeBIT. For this event, they trained hard together to prepare their perfectly coordinated show. Max is from Germany. He studied acrobatics for five years at a school in Berlin. “I’m lucky. I have a gift for rapidly building strength. That’s why I can put a lot of variety in my work quite quickly. That’s the thing I like best about pole acrobatics,” he says. Jemma comes from Barcelona and trained as an acrobat in London. The show has a certain edge: They perform the entire set without any safety aids. “First, we practiced with mats, then without. You have to know how to hurt yourself as little as possible when you do fall,” Jemma says. Fortunately, nothing has gone terribly wrong in their show so far.
They wear shoes with a special tread for added grip on the flexible poles. Jemma’s are from Japan and wouldn’t look out of place on a ninja:
The Chinese pole first hyped in France three years ago and has literally gone from strength to strength ever since. Join us and see Max and Jemma perform every day at 11:30, 1:00, 2:30, and 4:00.