Four acrobats, two porters and two flyers. Blancaluz and Rafael were trained at the Ecole Nationale des Arts du Cirque de Rosny-sous-Bois and the Centre National des Arts du Cirque de Châlons-en-Champagne, France. Laura and Mark trained at the National Circus School in Montreal, Canada. Both couples did aerial acrobatics on the Russian cradle working throughout Europe and America, both for their own companies as well as with renowned circus companies such as HVDZ, Zimmermann et de Perrot, Feria Musica and Cirque Plume.
We decided to join together and develop a new discipline, the porteur parallèle, in which two catchers each stand on a platform 3 meters off the ground in order to swing and throw the flyers to impressive heights. The nature of the structure allows the flyers to do tricks on either side of the catchers, as well as to fly over the top from one side to the other in a spectacular display.
LIFT won a silver medal at the 36th Festival du Cirque de Demain in 2015, participated in the 40 year Jubilee tour of Circus Roncalli, were part of the Feuerwerk der Turnkunst show "Aura", and performed with the Cirque du Soleil in the show "Stone". We have also created a thirty minute show called “All you need is LIFT”