No Contortion on the Upper Decks: Hand Balancing and Dancers at the London Transport Museum

May 31, 2012


 

 As suppliers of entertainment for corporate events, we get the opportunity to work at some of the best venues that London has to offer and one of the most unique spaces we regularly get the chance to work in is the London Transport Musum. The museum has proved hugely popular as a venue for corporate events thanks to its quintessential Britishness - surrounded by various models of Black Cabs and Double Decker busses, the venue is a genuinely unique choice of event space and a real draw for overseas visitors.

Sally Stops Traffic with her Handstand Contortion show For a recent event at the Museum, it wasn't just the busses that were bendy (*rim-shot*) as we provided contortionist and hand balance act Sally who performed for guests at a dinner event. Like a commuter trying to squeeze onto the Northern Line at peak hours, Sally twisted and turned on her plinths while guests marveled at her display of astonishing balance and poise. 

You wait around for an after dinner act and then three come along at once... because you booked them to arrive at the same time... it's in their contracts. Later on, our 4 person Dance troupe took to the stage (or space between two busses) to perform a 'Strictly Come Dancing' themed show to a backing track that one (imaginary) onlooker described as 'more elegant than the system of Oyster cards introduced in 2003'. Providing backing music for the evening was singer pianist Paola who played a mix of pop and jazz piano arrangements to create a laid back, relaxed atmosphere while guests enjoyed dinner.

Like a London commuter, Paola has no trouble getting from A to B... they're next to each other on a keyboard. For more information on any of the acts featured in this event, get in touch through our contact page.