Cuisine & Confessions combines acrobatics and cooking into one performance
Cooking dinner can be challenging enough, but not for Melvin Diggs and Sidney Bateman. Diggs and Bates combine their love of acrobatics with cooking in their performance Cuisine & Confessions. Yes, they cook while performing extreme physical feats.
"You should have seen our faces," says Diggs on being approached by producers about an acrobatic show that involves cooking in a kitchen. But it's not just about what's going on in the kitchen. Bateman says if it wasn't for acrobatics he would have taken "the path of what was normal for an African American male in the United States." The show lets him address this as he jumps through hoops filled with pictures of his past.
Diggs says, "we do tell very emotional and very deep things on stage" and at first he thought it might be too heavy for the performance. But hearing how he has allowed people to explore their own pain without fear, he says "it's all worth it."
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