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Off the Wall


Project Bandaloop

Project Bandaloop

Project Bandaloop‘s mission is to bring the genre of vertical dance to the whole world. You may well ask “Isn’t most dance vertical?” The answer is yes, but not THIS vertical. Also known as aerial dance , it’s an amazingly athletic art form, and not for the faint of heart. Bandaloop’s dancers perform on the sides of skyscrapers, billboards, atop mountains, hanging from cliffs, and dangling from bridges and (very) vertical landmarks, both man-made and natural. Suspended from a single line, dancers have to have nerves of steel (and a lot of faith in their rope).

“They say what we do is death-defying. I’d say it’s life-affirming.” – Amelia Rudolph, Founder/Artistic Director

The organization has been around for 25 years and is understandably one of the darlings of the fringe festival circuit. I suggest you watch the videos below full screen on a screen larger than your phone to get the full effect.

You can even bring a group to their studio in Oakland, California, for a day of training, teambuilding, and vertical movement. Now that’s a teambuilding exercise I could really get into!

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

7 thoughts on “Off the Wall

  1. I think WOW – are you kidding me? Amazing.

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  2. I so wanted to focus on the choreography and the orchestration of movement and gymnastics but I mainly was thinking, “What in the fudge is wrong with these people?” I feel dizzy on top of my step ladder.

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  3. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous!

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  4. Pingback: Video of the Week #72: Bandaloop | ARHtistic License

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