PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Cirque Du Soleil is a dazzling display of spinning acrobatics and music. Fifty-two performers from 18 countries have brought their act to Pittsburgh’s Strip District.

Spectators seem to scratch their heads and ask how they do it. The key is practice and more practice.

Twin sisters from Belarus prepare for the moment when the crystal ladies conquer center stage. Though practice may be tedious, the results are not.

The acrobat on the Russian bar is no more important than those who make sure that bar will greet him when he lands.

Coach Darren Webster, of Australia, makes certain the show will go on.

“To keep them performing twice a day for the entire run of a city and in fact, all the months to come ahead,” he said. “That’s my job, to keep them on the stage.”

Massimo Medina of Italy spins Denise Garcia-Sorta of Spain. The husband and wife work as one.

So far, they have enjoyed their brief stay in Pittsburgh.

“I like the water, I like the sun, so when the sun comes out, I love it,” Medina said.

The show, “Totem” opens Thursday night.

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