Sword- and Glass Balancing
The star of the evening, Quang Minh, comes from Vietnam and offers a balancing
act like nothing you've seen before. Balancing the shaft of a knife in his mouth,
a sword on its tip and a tray with three glasses on top of that, the Asian flies
on the trapeze over the heads of the audience. All this he accomplishes with the
confidence of a sleepwalker and the lightness of a bird.
Definitely world class - calling it fantastic is not saying enough. Quang Minh
gives a performance that demands thundering applause, and rightfully so. We've
never seen anything like this in our latitudes.
And then the climax of the evening - a breathtaking man from Hanoi, Quang Minh
by name. We've never seen anything like him. The Vietnamese was able to balance
a sword on the tip of a knife held in his mouth, on top of the sword a tray with
champagne glasses - and all that on a trapeze high above the heads of the audience.
Hanging by a thread, but no mistakes.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Great astonishment at Quang Minh from Vietnam: he balances a long sword on a knife,
which he's holding in his mouth. On top of that a tray is posed, upon which three
champagne glasses are standing. With this he steps onto the trapeze and does his
magic. And nothing falls down. The audience shouts with joy.
Frankfurter Neue Presse
In his mouth a knife, on its tip a sword and on top of that a tray with glasses.
And all this on the trapeze. This Vietnamese man is absolutely incredible!
Total inner calm is all that Quang Minh radiates when he climbs up on the trapeze.
This Vietnamese man is the "only sword-balancing artist worldwide" advertised
as a superstar. The entire audience, not just those sitting directly below the
trapeze, will feel goosebumps when the artist swings back and forth, turns to
the side - always with the knife on which he is balancing the sword in his mouth.
The champagne glasses on top don't wobble, even a little.
Nerves of steel are required for the performance of Vietnamese Quang Minh. Even
hard-boiled cabaret-goers sometimes have a hard time believing that all the things
he contrives to do up there will end well. He balances a knife in his mouth tip
to tip with a razor-sharp sword. This not altogether risk-free undertaking happens
on a trapeze. When Quang Minh swings back and forth, no hands, the tip of the
sword pointing ominously at his throat, you the audience member feel an oppressive
anxiety in your own throat. Finally there is thunderous applause, and the tension
Quang Minh earned enthusiastic applause, and rightfully so. The Vietnamese balances
masterfully, for example, glasses on a tray placed on a sword, the tip of which
stands on a knife held in his mouth. Onto the trapeze with all that? For him,
From Vietnam comes Quang Minh with a breathtaking sword-balancing act which makes
chills run up and down the spines of the audience members.
Offenbach Post, Frankfurt
The artist Quang Minh, originally from Vietnam, gives a fantastic first-class
performance. One finds such graceful dexterity in few European artists; this degree
of grace is reserved for Asians. A record performance of artistry!
Tip to tip. One pair of eyes charming the force of gravity. With great suppleness
the slim body winds itself upward. On the trapeze he readies himself for flight.
And now: thunderous applause.
The audience watched with huge eyes and open mouths as Quang Minh, with perfect
mastery of his body, on the trapeze, balanced a tray with champagne glasses on
When the Vietnamese artist Quang Minh balances a sword on the tip of a knife and
on top of that a tray with champagne glasses and, to top it off, swings on a trapeze
- everyone holds their breath.