Mei Mei & Pan Pan to Attempt Rare Feat

Trapeze Tandem Mei Mei and Pan Pan announced this Week that they shall be Attempting a Rarely-Executed Feat of Death-Defiance in their Upcoming Circus Performance.

The Feat, dubbed “Gevaarlijke Vliegende Bal,” involves both of the Daring Belgian Cats clutching One Another while Flying unaided through the Air, Spinning About, Arms and Legs Aflutter in all Manner of Awe-Inspiring Acrobatic Feats, and making Contact only with Dangling Ropes which they shall use to Re-Launch themselves back into the Air. The end Result, as described in the Duo’s Promotional Materials, is like a Leaf, which, upon Drifting toward the Ground in a Beautiful yet Unpredictable Fashion, is then Caught in a Gust of Wind and Hurled Back into the Sky only to Twitter and Spin Back toward the Ground Again.

The Canadian Circus Troupe Cirque du Soleil attempted to Incorporate a Similar Performance into their show, “Corteo,” when it was Conceived in 2002 but Abandoned it over Safety Concerns.

As Usual, Mei Mei and Pan Pan intend to Execute this Unique and Difficult Feat without the Use of a Safety Net, putting themselves in as much Danger as Possible. The Act is set to Debut early in 2009.

—The Minister of Culture—

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Scare, but No Major Injuries in Antwerp Circus Show

After performing for a Dozen Years without an Incident, the famous Belgian Trapeze Tandem Mei-Mei and Pan-Pan took a Fall at a Performance in Antwerp last week. The audience Gasped in Fright and an Elderly Woman Feinted; however, the Tandem walked away from the Spill with only Minor Injuries.

Mei-Mei and Pan-Pan, a Mother-Daughter Duo, have occasionally raised the Ire of Belgian Authorities by Performing their dangerous high-flying Trapeze Act without proper Safety Measures in Place. At the Antwerp show, a standard Safety Net was said to be Underneath the Pair as they tossed one another About; however, one of the throws found Pan-Pan spinning out of control into an Area not Covered by the Net, where she Landed and Rolled until Colliding with the Post of a Lighting Rig. Mei-Mei, aware of the Miscalculation of her Toss, panicked and also took a Fall – she landed in the Net but became somewhat Entangled in it.

Pan-Pan was Treated for Bruises and a Sprained Wrist. Mei-Mei needed only Bandages upon her Legs. The Elderly Woman was resuscitated and suffered no Ill-Effects.

–The Minister of Information.

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