Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Kristos - Where have they gone?

Back in 2004, it just happened that as my husband and I were walking through Future World, we suddenly heard some music start to play and what appeared to be aliens came into view.  I soon discovered this was an amazing show called The Kristos.  The strength these three "aliens" was amazing!  They no longer perform at Epcot, but did you ever have a chance to experience their show?






All Ears has an amazing collection of photos of the Kristos in their archives: Visiting Alien Contortionists

5 comments:

Beth said...

YES! I totally forgot about these guys! I saw them perform outside the Fountain of Nations on my trip in either 06 or 08... can't remember. I was amazed by thier strength! I did giggle though, because I hate grown men in leotards!

Gaylin said...

I do remember seeing them one very hot afternoon and thought that they were very talented and also must have been very hot inside those suits.

Beth Doda ~ disneymom2jhe said...

I just remember being absolutely amazed by their strength. It was unbelievable! I agree, during the warmer months, I bet they were quite toasty! :-)

Greg said...

Sadly, the ex-husband and father of the group, who still served in a management capacity for them, was involved in questionable immigration practices for Bulgarian athletes and performers. The story broke in the Orlando Sentinel and mentioned the Kristos as being amongst his clients. Even though the group did nothing wrong, nor were they involved in any way in the scandal, Disney chose to disassocite itself with them, and any potential future negative press, and did not renew their contract in September of 2006, just a couple of months after the story broke.

Beth Doda ~ disneymom2jhe said...

Thanks for the info, Greg! I had no idea.