Sunday, September 30, 2007

Dancing The Continental


There is a lot more going on in St. Louis than I realized before I started this blog. Today, the Grand Center arts and entertainment district had a festival called Dancing in the Street and Off the Wall. There were several stages with local dancers, more about which in the next few days. The highlight was a performance on the walls of the Continental Building (see also yesterday's post) by Project Bandaloop, a group of acro-dancers from Oakland, California. Their vertical ballet 10 or 15 stories up the facade of the building was spellbinding. More about them and other dancers this week.

11 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! This is really cool and a striking photo, great reds! What an interesting idea!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I once had a friend named Christian who used to climb up the sides of buildings in NY City--with no ropes, it was scary to watch--he was very graceful.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Detroit is a little further north than St. Louis, and we do have some color, but maybe only 5-10%. Some however, is very bright.

• Eliane • said...

This is so cool!!!! Dancing off the wall!! I do like that this blogging thing makes us explore more than the average joe.

soosha_q said...

Oh good lord that seems scary.

Sally said...

How spectacular! I know it happens in Hollywood with the use of a Blue Screen and othr sfx....but this is just great! I think Olivier in Evry showed something like this a while ago. Must be a popular thing for festivals at the moment.

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Olivier said...

on a une troupe en France "Compagnie Retouramont" qui fait des spectacles de danses verticales. C'est impressionnant. Voir mes photos à l'inauguration de la place des droits de l'homme , ils ont danses sur les murs de la cathedrale


there is a troop in France “Retouramont Company” which makes spectacles of vertical dances. It is impressive. See my photographs with the inauguration of the place of the human rights, they have dances on the walls of the cathedral

Neva said...

Wow I really like this....I am not sure how high up they are for you to get this but it is awesome.......

Gregg said...

I was wondering if you would have pictures from this amazing event! I just updated my site from the weekend trip to this dance festival and linked here and saw your great photo. I can't wait to see more.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

It's amazing how they manage to look so graceful while suspended in mid air.

Hyde DP said...

I passed by this photo earlier in the week thinking they were advertising signs but now I see they are real abseiling dancers. With my neck it isn't something I'd really want to watch but do think it is a tremendous idea.