When he's not performing, Slava Polunin looks like an off-season Santa Claus or an aging wizard from a fantasy-movie franchise. Onstage, in his yellow parka, oversize red shoes, giant strawberry nose, and electrified white hair, he is no less fantastical. A versatile performance artist who once organized a street march of 800 mimes in Soviet Russia (Eastern Bloc audiences must have had quite a taste for silent entertainment), Polunin later cut his teeth as Cirque du Soleil's resident clown. Later still, he created a number of stage spectacles combining his talents as choreographer, comedian, and... More >>>