Friday, September 23, 2011

Project Bandaloop - Defying Gravity



Thursday afternoon Project Bandaloop rehearsed for their upcoming performances at The Alys Stepens Performing Arts Center at UAB.  This wasn't just any "dance" performance mind you, the performers' jaw dropping acts were done suspended by ropes off the side of the theater itself. See for yourself.  
This is how their website describes their amazing performance.
Project Bandaloop activates urban and natural environments with perspective-bending body-based live performance. Combining climbing technology, and dynamic physicality, Project Bandaloop turns the dance floor on its side, captivating audiences with site-specific performances in theaters, on buildings, mountains, bridges and structures around the world. Since 1991 artistic director Amelia Rudolph has collaborated with dancers, climbers, musicians and visual artists to redefine dance and performance space and inspire wonder and imagination in large and diverse audiences.

Today Oakland Daily Photo has posted Project Bandaloop from her city. Take a look here

18 comments:

Bibi said...

That must have been something....I would never try this....

Olivier said...

bravo aux artistes, un superbe spectacle

Thérèse said...

It must be very nice to look at!
Pas mal au cou Virginia!
Do you have a neck ache?

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful Virginia! Great pictures!

biebkriebels said...

A great picture, but it must be scary to dance like this, the height is awfull, so high. To look at you must get a painful neck.

Lori Skoog said...

I'm glad they know what they're doing...pretty remarkable.

Halcyon said...

Wow! Impressive work. I'd love to see their show.

s.c said...

Nice shot. I must admit you have some great pictures on your blog.

Daryl said...

Awesome shot

Lynette said...

Cool. I've seen them on TV, but in person must be a huge thrill.

Rob said...

That looks like fun, V! You should try this and document it with camera.

Malyss said...

Very beautyful and always impressive! i'm admiring people able doing such things!
Thank you for your very noice comment yesterday, I share your feelings!

altadenahiker said...

Wheeee!

Al said...

That would be awesome to see. But I couldn't do it. Nice shots!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

These kids move faster than I thought. Saturday in Oakland, Thursday in Birmingham. Whew! Their performance is so unusual and exciting, and the music so compelling, that I hope throngs will turn out to experience they're art.

Bob Crowe said...

Since the portal updater has been down all day I'll just have to go find my friends. These people are mindblowing. I mean, I would never...

My old Bandaloop post is at http://saintlouismodailyphoto.blogspot.com/2007/09/dancing-continental.html

JM said...

What a very cool composition on top! Well done.

Ming the Merciless said...

Awesome shot! I'm impressed at the variety of shots you do.