performs across the world. A product of the bay area, Project Bandaloop has expanded across the globe and offers a great glimpse into the artistic aspects of climbing.
"They blend parts of classical dance, Cirque De Soliel, climbing, and rope work with a detailed aesthetic sense to the particular building, wall, structure, or cliff that they are performing on or around," said Hans Florine, a former performer and rigger for Project Bandaloop. The performance company started when Amelia Rudolph wanted to combine her climbing with her dance. She put on a show at City Rock gym in 1991.
2009 Project Bandaloop Eastern Sierra Workshop from Project Bandaloop on Vimeo.
This footage shows a session in the Sierra.
Florine, the manager at Diablo Rock Gym, has rigged and performed for them in New York's Time Square, in India, in Italy, and across California. A number of other bay area climbers have worked with the company as well. Check out some of their amazing footage on their website
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