Double Decker LONDON 2012
A unique entertainment circus specifically designed, choreographed and coordinated for events leading up to and during the London 2012 Olympic & Para-Olympic games.
The Double Decker entertainment package consists of a mix of the some of the UK's top entertainers and consists of different genres hence the name Double Decker. The package consists of ground acrobatics, aerial performance and street sports artists.
The full Double Decker package lasts 10-40 minutes, depending on what best fits your event. Most shows can be performed both indoors and outdoors. The full package can also be picked and mixed or split in half to give a Single Decker package to suit your event.
- 5 aerial silk or hoop artists for a large stadium show.
- All guy/all girl production show for corporate events.
- Tennis stilts, Hula Hoop, BMX, tumbling as walkabouts.
Full 20 minute show could be -
They will start with atmospheric piece of music to introduce all four acts and they will slowly come together with movements/ balances/ dance and perform a group trick at the end of the piece.
It then changes into up-tempo music for the tumbling act with hand balancing included. This act will use the full floor space and also the centre point of the stage.
This will then go into the contortion act with a more classical piece of music. This act has use of the floor and the artists' own table and finishing by squeezing into the small perspex box.
Then into the third act again going back to up-tempo music for the Hula hoops. The performer makes full use of the stage and uses Olympic colour rings.
Then into the rhythmic gymnast act using ball and ribbon. This is combined with graceful dance movement and with softer music.
They will then all join into together and all use ribbons for the final piece.
The Hula hoop girl will then do a grand finale trick with around 20 hoops around her body. They will then all perform a trick with a hoop and come together to make the Olympic rings symbol whilst all in a final pose.
The full duration will be 20 mins.
- Ariel acrobats (hoop, silks, harness or trapeze)
- Rhythmic gymnasts
- Hula hoop artists
- Hand to Hand acrobats
- BMX flatlander
- Football Freestyler
- Break dancer
- Street dancer
- Power riser
- Interactive tennis stilt walkabout
All shows are performed to music chosen to suit the event.
Shows can have:
- An extremely up beat and lively feel
- A slow easy going & calm feel
- A dramatic feel
The majority of shows will have the artist's costumes or equipment incorporating Olympic colours. Costumes can also be specifically produced or coordinated according to your event specifics.
Aerial Acrobats: We need a min. height of 4.5m and a structural point of 600kg minimum loading per person.
Space under each performer to be a clear circle of 4m diameter. We have qualified riggers who will look after all rigging requirements for aerial performances.
Contortionists: Require min. spacing of 1.5m x 1.5m for ambient or walkabout performance and 8ft x 8ft for stage shows.
Other acrobats: Details of spacing and floor surface would be required before the event as each ground acrobatic skill has different requirements.
BMX Flatlander: Requires min. spacing of 3m x 3m. Suitable floorings are pavement, tar, concrete, wood and carpet (not perfect, but ok).
Football Freestyler: Requires min. spacing of 2m x 2m.
Street & Break dancer: Requires min. spacing of 2m x 2m.
Power Riser: Requires min. spacing of 8m x 8m.
Launch of new Caterpillar earthmoving equipment - the group of acrobats used their new Olympic styled act and performed using the machines to create a real wow effect for the press launch
Hi everyone at Classique....The Double Decker acrobats and crew were great to work with, very flexible (no pun intended) and professional and attractive to watch and the audience seemed enthralled...twice giving spontaneous applause, so most certainly their skills and the creative performance was appreciated.
Thanks for your assistance too....all went smoothly and as planned with no hassle whatsoever...greatly appreciated.
Best regards - Richard - March 2012