I saw Slava Polunin on tour with Cirque Du Soleil several years ago. I was pleased to find an entire hour of his “Snow Show” on youtube. It’s awesome work.
The care put into every moment is clearly evident. Early on, he enters pulling a rope, and does several variations of just rope pulling. The odd timing of them is funny. All the motion is delicate and strong at the same time.
The climax is a blizzard blowing into the audience. He did that part in the Cirque du Soleil, and the effect was unforgettable.
I will follow up with more about Slava, but for now, watch the video.