April 17, 2013
You know you can book more than one act at once at a corporate event, right? Sure you do. We might be a little biased, but we’re generally of the opinion that a few well chosen acts can make an event, especially if they work well together. But matching acts together is a bit of an art and definitely not something you should try at home.
Having said that, kind-hearted entertainment folk we are, we’ve decided to devote today’s blog post to acts that work well together – that’s why we’re officering up our Top 5 Combined Acts for corporate events and private functions. Read on for more...
For the recent Strictly SW7 showcase at the Natural History Museum, we paired together two exciting new acts to create a show befitting the beloved venue. Singer-pianist Kyan provided a musical backdrop for circus performer Ali and his Cyr wheel resulting in a show that was moving, elegant and completely unexpected for guests. You can see a video of the performance here.
AcroFelipe’s stomach knotting feats of acrobatic ability doesn’t necessarily need any accompaniment; audiences are routinely gobsmacked by the sight of Felipe ascending a pair of canes whilst assembling them as he goes. But a few extra touches can take this modern circus act to the next level. For instance, at a recent performance, the pieces of the apparatus Felipe performs on were handed to him by a ballet dancer as the whole scene was accompanied by a cello duo.
When combing acts, music is used to create a backdrop for something visual, but in the case of Anna Phoebe and the Freerunners, the music (or musician) becomes a key part of the whole performance. Electric violinist Anna performs in and amongst our hyperkinetic troupe of Freerunners, the show climaxing with her being lifted up by the runners while still playing. A brilliant act for making use of large spaces in venues.
Less a case of combining actual acts as combining styles of performance; our Ballet Burlesque concept brought together two seemingly disparate styles of dance into a stage show that was at once elegant, raunchy, sophisticated and exciting. Most importantly, Ballet Burlesque was a good example of how entertainment can be used to reflect certain aspects of a product or brand.
If you don’t remember Beatboxing being in the gospel, that’s because back then they used real drums. If you don’t remember beatboxers being in gospel choirs, it’s probably because you haven’t seen the Hot Butter Soul Collective who meld the irresistible energy and enthusiasm of gospel music with the distinctive sound of a beatboxer to create something wholly unique.
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