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May 12, 2014 5:22 PM

Cirque du Soleil acrobats eat to stay fit

Some 50 Cirque du Soleil performers arrive this week for five days of shows at the Sprint Center, but don’t expect to see them all around town binging on barbecue and beer. Not that they don’t like to eat. They tend to eat a lot. For these are acrobats and dancers, a chef with an assistant and an extensive mobile kitchen travels with the troupe. Besides pulling off Cirque’s acrobatic spectacles, the performers’ other job is to stay fit and strong so they can do those impossible moves.

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