Aerial Acrobatics at The Degree ShowHigh Performance Productions asked us to perform aerial silks at The Degree Show in Ravensbourne, just outside of the O2 Arena last week.

The Ravensbourne building architecture

The Ravensbourne building architecture

With a truss on the top floor, we enjoyed performing to people on four different floors as we climbed our 10m silks, with audience members watching from above, below and beside us.

1920s Flapper Silks Act

1920s Flapper Silks Act

We started with a ten minutes freestyle set, to draw people at the graduate show to the drinks reception area. In our blue fifties style costumes and flowers in our hair, we were feeling in tune with the sunny weather!

Feeling a bit Hawaiian

Feeling a bit Hawaiian

 

Freestyle silks ambient entertainment

Freestyle silks ambient entertainment

Our feature act was our up-beat Flapper act, with lots of 1920s dancing on the silks, drops, splits and a chance to really perform to the enthusiastic audience. We had lots of fun, and always love working with the professional, relaxed and efficient High Performance riggers.

by Emily Nolan

by Emily Nolan

Leyla flapper silhouette by Emily Nolan