Awesome Performance Art

Butch Locsin: Skeleton of Color

Butch Locsin: Skeleton of Color

Performance artist Butch Locsin creates amazing self-portraits that combine handmade skull masks with colorful smoke. Both the live footage and still photos of his performances are among the most visually striking we’ve seen. Check out his YouTube and Instagram channels for more images or to order prints.

Levitation 2

Levitation 2

The follow-up to Sila Sveta’s award-winning performance art piece Levitation goes beyond the boundaries of the original, growing this dancer’s environment from the limits of a small, projection-mapped stage into an expansive digital stage. Stick around to the end for the behind-the-scenes footage.

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Spinning Platform Choreography

Spinning Platform Choreography

This mindbending dance performance comes from Yoann Bourgeois, who’s famous for deeply integrating scenery into his choreography. This footage, from the 2016 performance Celui qui tombe, features a troupe of six talented dancers as they move and balance to stay upright on a rapidly-spinning platform.

The Mechanics of History

The Mechanics of History

Artist, acrobat, and dancer Yoann Bourgeois choreographed this incredible performance art piece at the Panthéon in Paris, France. In La Mécanique de L’Histoire dancers gracefully fall one by one onto a trampoline and then back onto a rotating staircase.

Bach on Boomwhackers

Bach on Boomwhackers

Les Objets Volants performs Bach’s Prélude n°1 using quirky musical instruments – plastic tubes called Boomwhackers – which emit a note when hit. The sound is reminiscent of Blue Man Group, but thankfully there’s no blue makeup here.

Tesla Electricity Fight

Tesla Electricity Fight

(Some audience language NSFW) At the Belfast Festival at Queen’s in Ireland, two performance artists put on a mesmerizing stage fight using special suits and tesla coils. (Thanks Rachit!)

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