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Our Artist Spotlight blogs are a weekly feature where we focus on one of our performers, giving you the chance to find out more about the people behind the performances, and offering an insight into the world of entertainment.

Antonio Santos is an internationally known Guiness World Record winner static man. This overwhelming levitationist has been static for a period of 20 hours – time during which he could only breathe and move his eyes. He was standing, motionless since 4 am on a Friday until past midnight on Sunday morning at “The Day After”, in Portugal.
“I didn’t feel my feet anymore. I thought I could fall down at any moment.”
Having a deep passion for the performing arts in general, the levitationist began his career back in 1987 in Perpignan, France. But only during his travels around the Iberian Peninsula, did he find himself stopping, not moving his body, in the busiest road of Barcelona, Las Ramblas, where he had become a static man.“Zazen meditation, Ken yoga, mime, make-up” …were the fields our great artist got some education in before starting his wonderful career. We can surely find some references to these four forms of art when we see Antonio levitating still for hours!

Antonio never gets tired of his job and absolutely loves all art forms, specially those that offer him inspiration to keep on improving his own. He is also always looking forward to seeing new work from other entertainers who master in body control and expression, such as Michel Marceu, John Mowat and Nola Rae.

The best thing about working in the performing events industry is those who enjoy to stop and look at his art and, of course, to travelling!

My worst experience working as a performer is a few interactions with drunk people…

Good or bad, Antonio’s work is pure and unique, offering him a completely different lifestyle from any of his friends or family. Believing that his passion for art and professional attitudes are the key for a successful career, he expects to be in the front line of living status performers, for many, many years!