Strange Fruit -- Amazing Australian Dance Troupe (on a stick!)

by Dan Stout


Just came across these guys. Inspired by a field of wheat, the dancers perch on 16 foot tall flexible poles. This allows them to bend and sway over their audience. Seeing humans move in such unexpected ways is both mesmerizing and a little disorienting. I love it.

I'd really like to see them live, and I'll be keeping an eye on the Strange Fuit website to see if they'll be travelling near me. Until then, I'll just have to be content with the youtube videos. (The videos on yourtube are mostly shakey-cam, so I recommend checking out the Strange Fruit demo reel on their web-site for more variety and less nausea inducing wobblieness.)

 

by Dan Stout