Finding new and fun entertainment these days can be very challenging. Recently two different types of entertainment have caught my eye. They are able to capture your attention and drawn you into the performance.
Silk and Lyra Aerialist
Aerialists that perform using silks are those that perform acrobatics hanging from specialty fabrics. They do not use any safety harnesses while performing so an element of danger helps make their performances even more impressive. They use the fabric to wrap, suspend, fall, swing, and spiral their bodies into and out of various positions. Some performers use a partner in their acts which helps captivate the audience even more.
Lyra hoops are circular steel hoops that are suspended in the air for aerialists to perform various acrobatics. The act itself usually combines static and swinging trapeze skills holding poses and postures. Just like silks more than one performer can use a lyra hoop at a time. Lyra and silks combined for the entertainment at your event will leave your guests in awe.
When I speak about cirque performers I don’t want it to be confused with the traditional circus acts. The types of cirque performer would be comparable to those you would see at a Cirque Du Soleil show. This type of entertainment would be the featured entertainment and not continuous throughout the event. Some examples of cirque acts would include.
The German Wheel
An apparatus made up of two large, usually steel rings joined together by a set of parallel steel bars.
A gymnastic discipline where partnerships of gymnasts work together and perform routines consisting of acrobatic moves, dance and tumbling, set to music. Gymnasts perform ‘balance’ routines where the focus is on strength, poise and flexibility; ‘dynamic’ routines with throws, somersaults and catches, or ‘combined’ routines where all the different elements are brought together.
Using the gymnastic skills of the balance beam, the rebound tempo skills of trampoline and the swing handstands skills of the uneven bars and the parallel bars. The bar (or barre) itself is a flexible vaulting pole around 4 meters long, typically made of fiberglass.
You could combine both aerialist performers and the more captivating cirques acts to bring the entertainment of your event to the next level. To see the different types of cirque act visit Cirque Du Soleil website.