Dancers Nicolas And Shenea Stun The Audience With Precision And Strength
FaithTap Staff 7/1/2015
This duo, called MainTenanT, take the stage with grace and presence, slowly centering the stage with a pause – then the act unfolds that is simply brilliant. From the first moment, they represent strength, beauty, and precision, and when you see just a glimpse of them, you know they have prepared a flawless routine that was worth all of the countless hours of effort.
MainTenanT is based in Europe, and includes Nicolas Besnard, a professional dancer, and Shenea Booth, a world-champion acrobatic gymnast. Nicolas Besnard has performed worldwide with the group Cirque de Soleil and has performed thousands of shows, and Shenea Booth is a two-time world champion in acrobatic gymnastics and is still performing worldwide. When they combine their skills, the two together are absolutely dynamic.
They begin this performance with a gentle grasp of the hand. But as the real routine begins, it seems as if they simply fall into it because of their perfect, fluid movements. It is amazing how from one pose to the next, there is no hesitation whatsoever – and everyone in the crowd gasps and claps intermittently as the routine seems to become more elegant, and more impressive as it goes on. Bravo to these beautiful, exquisite artists!