The undeniable highlight, though, is “Balance Goddess” Lara Jacobs. Her routine, carried out to a spare soundtrack punctuated by the sound of her breathing, is deceptively simple: she balances a series of palm leaf ribs. The pieces, which resemble the rib bones of a whale, are laid in a pile in the centre of the stage.
In the world of myths and legends a goddess inspires awe and leaves one breathless. That’s why Lara Jacobs’ title of Balance Goddess is so appropriate. As she performs, a hush falls over the audience; their breaths held for the entirety of the act, for fear of toppling the incredible structure of balanced ribs made […]