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AERIAL SILKS

Aerial discipline derived from the Aerial Rope made up of a large length of fabric folded in half to form two fabric panels hanging vertically from a hooking device, inside which the acrobat rolls and contorts to execute aerial dance and various acrobatic moves and tricks. As with the straps, the fabric makes it possible to perform large rotations the length of the ring, granting the acrobat remarkable grace while in flight.

Acrobat Productions were the first company to perform Aerial Silks in the uk and formed its signature Aerial Silks group in 1996.

In 2002 Acrobat Productions devised, cast & co-ordinated the well known BBC Aerial Silks Ident that ran on the BBC for 5 years and then reprised it as a comedy spoof for both the TV channel E4 and for the .opening sequence of the French & Saunders Christmas TV Special

Watch the BBC Ident