In the Workshops series, Cirque du Soleil explores a new acrobatic repertoire by reaching out to athletes from other disciplines. See what happens when two different cultures come together – circus arts and extreme sports.
WORKSHOP: Russian Swing - Episode 1
In this video, high-level halfpipe skiers try their flips and jumps on the Russian swing. At first they use safety lines, but as they quickly adapt to the apparatus, they get into some their more intricate moves as the Russian swing takes on a whole new dimension.
In this video, halfpipe skiers take their tricks on a lake where they leap off a Russian swing and land in the water. Watch as they work hard to overcome hurdles and master the technique, taking the Russian swing to a whole new level.