One of the more dazzling feats of flexibility and strength at this years Big Apple Circus is a six-minute routine called Duo Fusion. Not only are the two acrobats, Ihosvanys Perez and Virginia Tuells, husband and wife, but its the wife who does the heavy lifting balancing her 152-pound husband above her head. While shes wearing two-inch heels, no less.
And shes doing it just 10 months after the birth of their daughter, Sofia. In the circus VIP tent in Lincoln Centers Damrosch Park, as her husband bounced around with the baby in his arms, Tuells, 38, was a surprisingly petite presence. Nevertheless, her sequined two-piece revealed a toned midriff and rock-hard limbs.