Quotes

Lawrence Van Gelder - The New York Times

 

"...there is plenty to admire in the strengh and sensual grace of the French guest artise Sophie and Virgile in and act called hand to hand Adagio."

"... high on the lis of this year's joy are the graceful sultry and amazing tango-spiced acrobatics of Sophie and Virgile in a most welcome return to the Big Apple."  

The strong man Virgile Peyramaure, with Andrey Mantchev and Sarah Schwarz, resembling golden statues that have come alive in their exquisite balancing act.

Lawrence Van Gelder - The New York Times




Clive Barnes - The New York Post

 

A superb tango adagio duo from sophie and Virgile.
 

Style point go to a trio of gold-paint acrobats who looked alarmingly like statues. That is, until Virgile Peyramaure used his incredible strength to lift Audrey Mantchev and Sarah Schwarz into what looked like a three-headed creature. "you don't want to turn your head, or you miss something good!" explained Eliza, 8. Don't blink.
Clive Barnes - The New York Post
 


Richard Dyer - The Boston Globe

 

Sophie & Virgile, on their farewell tour, recreate their balancing act. They start off like Apache dancers, but before long she is standing on her head- first on his palm, later on top of his head, as he rotates 360 degrees. One's vertebrae ached in sympathy.
Richard Dyer - The Boston Globe



Aileen Jacobson - Newsday

 

The most impressive display of physical skill is from a French duo known as Sophie and Virgile(sophie Ferrero and Virgile Peyramaure) who perform a hand-to-hand (and head to head) balancing act. This is the only section that's probably better appreciated by adults than children. Who may not understand the difficulty of these two do.
Aileen Jacobson - Newsday


Amy Amatangelo - BOston Herald

 

Sophie and Virgile's absolutly logic-defying tango acrobatic. At one point, Virgile spin around hand-free as Sophie does a head stand on his head. It's an image that won't be forgotten.
Amy Amatangelo - BOston Herald


Phil Cornell - The Daily News

 

Take the presentation "Gala Opening." It wittily starts with a pantomime of the social pleasantries exchanged at the art opening before the unveiling of a living sculpture, a gold-painted, three-person adagio, looking like Bleu Man Group after being touched by Midas. The interlocking trio of Virgile Peyramaure, Audrey Mantchev and Sarah Schwarz uncoils in strength-testing slow motion, giving their gymnastic feats a solemn overlay and a sense of completeness that is rare in the circus.
Phil Cornell - The Daily News