Game Night Spotlight: Sandou Russian Bar

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Cristy Brusoe
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An international sensation graced the court at Target Center during the Timberwolves homecoming game versus the New York Kicks. As halftime approached, the Sandou Russian Trio lined up waiting to be announced to the rowdy Twin Cities crowd.

Once the performance began, the crowd was stunned… staring as the trio pulled out the Sandou Russian Bar. The act, which was featured on Season 6 of America’s Got Talent, explores the art of high-flying acrobatics without the safety of a net.

The Sandous, who regularly perform the high-risk act in Las Vegas, mastered The Russian Bar after years training with the Ringling Brothers.

The performance involves two men holding a balance-beam type board and throwing their partner (Cassie Sandou) high into the air as she flips backwards and forwards, twists and lands on the balance beam with precise accuracy.

As Cassie landed upon the bar after several flips and twists, the crowd erupted in applause. The act highlighted a high-flying night at Target Center.


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