Almas Meirmanov (Absinthe-Caesars Palace) switches from High Wire Act to American Ninja Warrior
By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by Absinthe)
Almas Meirmanov performs in the type of act that risks their lives every night. Each move must be perfect, the timing must be so exact. It is a long tradition of high wire acts, aerialists and others. The acts perform without a net and move around above the audience.
Almas performed over 2,000 shows in Absinthe, at Caesars Palace, with “The Frat Pack” high-wire team. He felt this was the time to appear on the Season 7, NBC, American Ninja Warrior course, a competition seen by six million viewers.
This American Ninja Warrior event brings hundreds of contestants from around the United States to compete in obstacle courses with the finals June 24, at MGM Resorts Village in Las Vegas. The series premiered Monday night with Almas’ winning the rounds in Venice Beach, California. He will appear in Kansas City for the next qualifying round
Contestants who survive the final round in their designated regions (and Meirmanov is in the Venice region) advance to the national finals in Las Vegas. The four-stage finals course is modeled after the Mount Midoriyama course in Japan, which is the destination of the show “Sasuke” in Japan, from which “American Ninja Warrior” was derived. The winner takes home $1 million, but the catch here is that no contestant has ever finished Mount Midoriyama.
I was impressed when I reviewed Absinthe (Caesars Palace), the exciting variety of acts.
Absinthe is the critically acclaimed acro-cabaret variety show. “Absinthe” is performed in the round with unobstructed sightlines and in intimate proximity of the world-class artists performing amazing feats of strength, balance, danger and unfathomable flexibility. The New York Times hails “You’re close enough to see the sweat and grimaces needed to produce graceful, gravity defying stunts,” and sums up the entire “Absinthe” experience as, “Imagine Cirque du Soleil as channeled through ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show.’”
Absinthe is located in front of Caesars Palace in the Roman Plaza, at the corner of Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard. This show is recommended for anyone who enjoys a hip, irreverent world filled with amazing feats of physicality, musical buoyancy and thunderous applause.
Absinthe” is for audiences 18 and over. Shows Wednesday to Sunday, 8 & 10 pm.
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