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The first thing you notice is their playful complicity. Their movements are alive and express their pleasure. Inventing acrobatic meanders becomes a game, in which they surprise and tease and interwine with each other. It is for fun, to play, and yet is of a highly accomplished perceptiveness and intelligence. Movements are natural and transitions flow, each gesture taking shape from the one before.

It is visibly in this complicity and pleasure that the rest of the story unfolds. We then no- tice their differences. Whereas one is placid, the other is highly strung. Without wanting to excessively caricature the differences, it is undeniably in their spontaneous way of doing things differently that harmony is achieved.

The distress of one amplifies the nonchalance of the other. Together their strength un- folds and through the absurd reality of unexpected movements, they take us into a world of playful nonsense.

This is finally expressed in extremis : when the act is over the public are left won- dering why is was so appealing. The apparent triviality of the acrobatic squabble hits us square in the face. They do not seem to weigh up the inanity of their movements nor the drollery of their controversy. All sense of meaning is lost, which only adds to its value.

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