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Hula hoop aerialist Julia Kolosova is part of "Zumanity."
By Sonya Padgett
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Posted: Nov. 4, 2012
There is a moment when Julia Kolosova is airborne - her body slicing through the air, forming perfect geometric shapes - that you feel the sensation of wind on your face and the flutter of movement in your stomach.
It is the perfect blend of action and sound; when the music crescendos, the aerialist takes flight, triggering the viewer's senses in a way that Cirque du Soleil does so well.
The moment passes and you land firmly back in your Zumanity Theater seat because now, Kolosova is standing onstage, spinning five hula hoops around her waist and you have absolutely no illusions of being able to do that. Her body ripples and undulates with the effort as two hoops break away from the cluster and glide up her torso while another sinks to her knees, spinning the whole while.
Then, Kolosova is in the air again, the hoops still spinning, and the audience roars in amazement.
She makes it look so easy, you think Kolosova was born to do this.