Ming & Alexa
Duo Aerial Straps
East Meets West and Fall in Love - Las Vegas Sun (Las Vegas, NV)
We continue today with Alexa Hukari, one half of the high-flying acrobatic team with husband Ming Fang, who found love in the air and are now in the outrageous show “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace. Here’s Alexa with their unlikely love story.
Artistic Acrobat Extrordinare! - Rossmoor News (Walnut Creek, CA)
The very beautiful Alexa Hukari is a perky pretty little red head who makes me think of the bouncy little red-riding hood character, sweet and innocent on the outside, but with a hint of danger hiding just beneath her sweet smile and charm. She is an accomplished aerialist and artistic acrobat extraordinaire.
Amazing to Watch! - Kedar Reviews (San Francisco, CA)
Ling Rui and Fang Ming are acrobats from China executing feats requiring the strength of Atlas and the grace of ballet dancers. Alexa Hukari’s solo acrobatic gymnastics are an added treat skillfully displayed and are amazing to watch.
Aerial Showcase! - Red Carpet Bay Area (San Francisco, CA)
The Chinese duo of Ming and Rui, playing menservants characteristic of the era, treat the audience to an energetic display of acrobatics throughout the show but demonstrate the depth of their strength and coordination executing an aerial showcase. Using vertical ropes and each other they create symmetrical forms, like human Rorschach shapes, side by side, above and below each other. The optical illusion of seemingly “Siamese twins” is enhanced when these dangling shapes spin in the air.
Emotionally Charged! - San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, CA)
Also returning are Ming and Rui, Chinese émigrés who have appeared with Cirque du Soleil, who perform an emotionally charged aerial power exchange that is sensuous in its beauty and effortless in its execution.
Amazing aerialists and acrobats! - The Daily Journal (San Mateo, CA)
One of the performers is gymnast Alexa Hukari, a U.S. National Acrobatic Gymnastics Champion and six-time California State Champion. Hukari said, "I love being close to the audience and I totally feed off them – if they are enjoying it, it makes it so much more fun. Especially since my act is comedy, I really enjoy the interaction and the special jokes that I can share with specific people." Ling Rui and Fang Ming worked for Cirque du Soleil before bringing their duo aerial straps act to Teatro. They note, "Teatro is the only place where we perform so close to an audience and where we interact with the audience. We can see the audience at all points in our act and we love seeing their reaction. When we see people with their mouths wide open, we know that we are doing a good job. Being so close to the audience is a constant reminder that, though this is how we earn our living, for the audience, this is part of a special evening of unforgettable moments. So, that makes Teatro very special for us."
Powerful and Intricate - Theater Mania (San Francisco, CA)
the petite team of Ming & Rui -- most recently seen in Cirque du Soleil's Dralion -- who morph from fawning fashionistas into muscular aerialists, performing a powerful and intricate dance of flight.
The Good Day Sacramento crew interview Rui and check out all of the fun in the Zinzanni tent during Camp Zinzanni 2010.