Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Aerial Antics At Glowfair

Aerial Antics is the name of a local group that participates in this off the ground gymnastics, involving suspended hoops, ropes, and cloth and creating a performance in mid air, sometimes alone, sometimes in pairs. They can be described as vertical theatre. The members who were participating were mostly women, though there was at least one guy involved. I photographed them several times during Glowfair, and they were also part of this weekend's Buskerfest. I chatted with some of them in between shows, and they explained that their clothing and makeup are fluorescent, but the big factor is the UV lighting, which gives night shows a completely different feel. 

  You try doing this.


The girls and women walking around with the illuminated capes were quite in demand for photo ops throughout Glowfair.


As were these swings, glowing in the darkness.


For today I finish off with this shot.

36 comments:

  1. A spectator rather than a participator would be me. A very skilled activity.The fluorescent clothing and UV lighing add to the excitement.

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  2. Glowfair looks fun. And those capes ARE great! You did well with those shots of the acrobats - astonishing what people can do - and you certainly wouldn't catch me trying it, thank you very much!

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  3. I am always amazed what acrobats can do with their body.

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  4. des acrobates plutôt impressionants

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  5. ...to be young and flexible!

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  6. Fabulous acrobats and love the glowing swings.

    Janis
    GDP

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  7. @Linda: it was!

    @Fun60: it was fun to see them again at Buskerfest. I caught a couple of their shows.

    @Mike: I photographed a whole lot of them, and chose the best shots.

    @Marianne: they're very flexible.

    @Bergson: thank you!

    @Tom: emphasis on both!

    @Janis: it was quite an event.

    @Francisco: thanks!

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  8. Aerial antics indeed! Love that last photo!

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  9. Amazing antics indeed! I love those illuminated capes and can see why they were such a hit. :-)

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  10. That must have been wonderful to see!

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  11. Glow fair! A very eye catching show.

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  12. Wow, the aerial antics are cool. What a neat show. Have a happy day and week ahead.

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  13. @Marie: they're very good at what they do!

    @DJan: they made for good photo ops!

    @Tammie: it was!

    @Red: it's quite an event.

    @Sharon: it certainly is.

    @Eileen: they had a funny show going on over Buskerfest. I'll be busy getting posts organized over the next few days, since this series ends on Thursday!

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  14. I love the night performance with lights! And the glowing swings are very pretty :-)

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  15. Fantastic performances, William !

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  16. I want a Glowfair to happen near me! So cool!!

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  17. I love those swings, William!

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  18. A amazing and fun event. Very cool!

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  19. @Tamago: it's quite different seeing them live- the camera really brings out the glowiness of the lighting system in a way that's different from what you see before you. I really noticed that in the first of the shows I saw this past weekend. The second one was in daylight conditions.

    @Karl: definitely!

    @Jenn: it's a fun festival.

    @RedPat: they were popular!

    @Bill: I had fun, and fortunately I live nearby, so I was able to come and go regularly.

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  20. Wonderful photos. Feeling like flying is fun, but once I think what it takes to wrap thay cloth, the ground looks good.

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  21. Justvsoent some time, William, catching up on the Glowfest posts. This looked like an amzing thing to attend, especiallynliked the flourescent colors.

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  22. I like the acrobats and especially the glowing swing!

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  23. love their outfits ...what fun. such color. so happy. cheerful. ( :

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  24. A fun event! Love the glow and colourful flying act!

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  25. Oh, what eye candy! Those acrobats look amazing, even in still shots.

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  26. Fun to see, those 'wings' must be very pretty on the high wire with the light glistening on them.

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  27. Gorgeous! Looks fabulous at night, super shots William ✨

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  28. All very impressive Glow show and shots ~ Last shot is very ethereal ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  29. Aerial acts creep me out. I guess because I know I could never bear to do it!

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  30. Glowfair sure looks a lot of fun.

    All the best Jan

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  31. I admire people, who train on the ropes and this kind of stuff. Good shots, William.

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  32. @Maywyn: thanks!

    @Beatrice: it was quite an event.

    @Michelle: so do I.

    @Beth: definitely.

    @Nancy: thank you.

    @Kay: they do indeed.

    @Jennifer: it is.

    @Denise: they are.

    @Grace: thanks!

    @Carol: I think so too.

    @Jeanie: I think they're fun!

    @Jan: it is.

    @Klara: thanks!

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