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Ottavio Gesmundo

Crossbow & Whip Stunt Act at MR. & MRS. G.
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89121

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About Ottavio Gesmundo

MR. & MRS. G. a.k.a. Ottavio Gesmundo & Naomi Brenkman Gesmundo have extensive performing credits that include The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, The Britney Spears Circus (opening video segment), Spider-Man Live! at Radio City Music Hall & US National Tour, Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida in The Netherlands, which was the First International Company, and Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde French television show. Naomi & Ottavio met and fell in love in Amsterdam while performing together in Aida, where Naomi served as Dance Captain & Swing and Ottavio as Fight Captain & Ensemble Performer. 

Ottavio (MR. G.) is co-author of The Grand Gypsy and hails from over six generations of circus performers. He has appeared in over 25 productions in Las Vegas as a dancer, singer & stuntman and was an original cast member and fight captain for the musical Saturday Night Fever on Broadway. Television credits include The Billboard Music Awards with Aerosmith & The Spice Girls, Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular & The Macy’s Day Parade to name a few. Ottavio is also an acclaimed Director, Choreographer & Stunt Coordinator and was especially celebrated for his stunt direction & choreography on the National Tour of Spider-Man Live! Ottavio also choreographed the aerial circus segments & was Fight Director for the Goodspeed production & National Tour of the musical Pippin. Together with Naomi, Ottavio Choreographed and Starred in The Vampire Circus, which performed at The Hard Rock Hotel in Panama and Colony Theater in Miami Beach and Reine Nerven Sache at Krystallpalast Variety in Leipzig, Germany.. 

Naomi (MRS. G.) was born in Utrecht Holland, where she began her martial arts training at the age of 3. She attended the Royal Academy of Ballet in Amsterdam and then graduated from the Academy of Dance in Rotterdam with a Teachers Degree in Classical Ballet & Folkloristic Dance with additional specialties in Contemporary, Jazz, Flamenco, Character Dance & Choreography. Naomi has enjoyed an extensive performing career of dancing and singing throughout Europe, Canada and the US. Naomi was Associate Choreographer and Swing for the National Tour of Spider-Man Live! Resident Choreographer, Dance Captain & Swing for the musical Miss Saigon in The Netherlands and was also an original member of the hit recording group Alice DeeJay. Television credits include two appearances on Top of The Pops UK, MTV Awards in The Netherlands & The British Fashion Awards at The Royal Albert Hall.

Contact Information

Company Name
MR. & MRS. G.
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89121
United States

Company Details

Minimum price upon invoice
Duration of your Performance
(In minutes)
5 minutes
Basic technical needs
Adequate lighting. We can perform our crossbow act on any stage configuration.
Le Plus Grande Cabaret du Monde, The Tonight Show with Conan O"Brien, Britney Spears Circus, Spider-Man Live, The Box Nightclubs - New York & London, MGM Grand Las Vegas New Year's Eve Gala opening act for Adam Lambert, Saturday Night Fever on Broadway
Honors & Awards
Two-time Guinness World Records.
“The crowning glory is provided by Ottavio and Naomi of Crossbow Stunts. They shoot in a risky way crossing arrows with their crossbows through the audience and hit apples with pinpoint accuracy.”

FORBES - June 28, 2019
“a sensuous couple that likes shooting crossbows at each other.”

HERALD-TRIBUNE - June 21, 2018
“Some people in Wednesday’s audience briefly covered their eyes during the act of Mr. and Mrs. G., who fire crossbows at each other while holding various targets, from an inflated balloon to heart-shaped papers and playing cards. They perform with a lot of flair and keen precision in hitting each target safely.”

“Seen close up as they are in this intimate setting Mr. and Mrs G., crossbow artists, present their dangerous act with a greater flare for theatrics than most such artists usually put forth. Their dancing and poses enhance the performance as they take turns serving as the other’s target, always with an enormous supply of pizazz.”

DRESDENER, Dresden, Germany - December 3, 2017
“high-class artistic and sporting performances. For this are Mr. & Mrs. G. (hochklassige artistische und sportliche Darbietungen. Dafür sind Mr. & Mrs. G.)”

“The atmosphere was suddenly silent. Spectators were tense and anxious when Naomi was about to launch the arrow. One spectator closes her eyes in fear. But, some are still watching with tense faces. A few seconds after that, the tense atmosphere is instantly transformed into festive applause from the audience. "Hooray," the audience cheers when the arrow falls right on target without injuring the player's body.”  

CITY GUIDE MACAU - March 31, 2016
“The crowd was also left in awe of the crossbow-wielding wizardry of Mr. & Mrs. G., a.k.a. Ottavio and Naomi – seasoned professionals with uncanny accuracy and a flair for the dramatic.”

“It's fun to watch Gesmundo and spouse Naomi engage in the foreplay of shooting balloons attached to one another's body parts”
THE LAS VEGAS SUN - May 25, 2010
“The scene in which crossbow artist Ottavio Gesmundo fired arrows through inflated balloons covering performing partner Naomi was worth the admission price on its own."

THE BOSTON GLOBE - November 7, 2002 
"STUNTS PROPEL THIS SPIDER-MAN"  " the production itself, with its special effects and acrobatic fight scenes, is pretty cool." "But the best effects are the slickly choreographed fight stunts - mostly fight scenes. Ottavio Gesmundo  guides three superbly trained Spider-Men and various other henchmen, in a dizzying catalog of somersaults, flips, twists, leaps and falls. The fight combine moves from the martial arts with WWF antics, and they look persuasive when combined with a soundtrack of thumps and thwacks."

VARIETY - November 19, 2002  
“a high-flying action-heavy production based on the Marvel comic book superhero."  "Primarily a combo of gymnastics, aerial acrobatics, martial arts and carefully choreographed wrestling and street fighting, plus a lot of explosions and crashes”

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - January 16, 2003 
“PACKED WITH THRILLS"  "you'll get lots of gymnastic stunts and well-orchestrated hand-to-hand combat all choreographed by Ottavio Gesmundo.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES - February 8, 2003 
“A HERO WITH LEGS” “This show doesn’t have any Hollywood heavyweights, but it does have lighter than air special effects: Spider-Man climbs walls, flies through space and during final moments swings over the heads of the audience, leaving fans like my son, Mathew, crying, Awesome!” 
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