Type: Opening Act – Vertical Dance
Overview: After a performance by Bandaloop, the audience had only amazing things to say. If you are looking for reactions like “breath-taking” and “amazing” after a performance, then Bandaloop is an act worth considering.
Performers from Bandaloop (a vertical dance company) dance on the sides of buildings or suspended from climbing ropes in the air above your head.
Application: We were hired to find and produce an opening act for a very large convention in Las Vegas. The act was to be featured as part of the event opening, which took place outside, where the audience gathered in front of the entrance doors waiting for the show to open. We wanted a performance that would happen among the audience, so the side of the convention center became the stage and the dancers performed right above the audience’s heads.
Things to Consider: You need to have the right space for this performance. A small ballroom with limited celling height will not work. This is a physical dance so the performance cannot be too long either.
A significant amount of rehearsal time is needed for this performance. Because the performance often takes place on a real object (which cannot be replicated exactly in a studio) rehearsal time on the building specifically is required. Rigging and set-up is very important too.
In addition, a custom music track is not required, but definitely adds to the impact of the show.
Producer’s Notes: This is one of the most interesting opening acts we have produced. If you are looking for something completely different with a big impact, this is an act to consider.
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