Cirque du Soleil performer Jonathan Morin of Montreal rehearses his "Crossed Wheel" routine last Wednesday at Raleigh's PNC Arena. Morin is also the inventor of the device. The troupe performed at PNC Aug. 15–19.
Dean dons a brown wig and a crown of thorns. His tall, sinewy frame is shrouded in a white robe. He bears a 40-pound cross, which he drags through neglected neighborhoods. His message is simple: God can change anyone, anywhere.