Thirty talented acrobats climbed daunting 20-35 ft silks and achieved the record for the Most people performing aerial silks in spectacular style in London yesterday.
The record attempt was organised to celebrate the 25th anniversary of international consultancy and construction company Mace - the company famous for building the iconic Shard building and delivering the infrastructure and venues for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Featuring top professional aerial performers from all over the world, the “Mace Spirit of Adventure” team performed the record-breaking routine in the Old Billingsgate event space.
With all 30 performers completing the performance, the team exceeded the 25 performers needed to secure the record, a hugely impressive feat as no more than 5 people would normally perform this circus act at one time owing to the physical and technical demands for aerial artists to remain synchronised when performing choreographed routines on silks.
Aerial dance has recently grown in popularity across the world both as a performing art and as a fitness method, with celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow enjoying its many benefits.
Adam Blackwood, Creative Director of UK event management consultancy, Private Drama, who conceived and produced the entire event said, “We are thrilled to achieve a Guinness World Records title tonight and conceive and produce yet another world-first for Mace … Aerial Dance was an obvious choice for us to highlight the story they have to share on their 25th anniversary, while simultaneously elevating the breath-taking and dramatic art form of aerial silks.”