A Dazzling Descent Down the Transamerica Pyramid
Unlike typical stunts, this captivating display was not a demonstration or activism; instead, it was a performance by the renowned dance troupe, Bandaloop.
Bandaloop: Aerial Artists Extraordinaire
Bandaloop, a dance troupe based in nearby Oakland, is globally recognized for its awe-inspiring aerial performances.
The trio, clad in distinctive orange jumpsuits, showcased their expertise by slowly descending down the concrete structure, executing flips and spins suspended from ropes.
Transamerica Pyramid: A City Landmark as the Stage
The Transamerica Pyramid, standing as San Francisco’s second-tallest building, became the stage for this high-flying performance.
Built in 1972, the 48-story structure has been an iconic part of the city’s skyline. Although surpassed in height by the Salesforce Tower in 2018, the Transamerica Pyramid remains a symbol of architectural prominence and, on this occasion, artistic expression.
Bandaloop’s Legacy in Vertical Dance
With over 30 years of experience in vertical dance, Bandaloop has recently reopened its studios in the city. The dance, though pre-planned, garnered attention to the extent that the San Francisco Police Department took to Twitter to assure the public.
A tweet confirmed the legitimacy of the spectacle, stating, ‘Heads up! The individuals seen rappelling down the #TransamericaPyramid are part of a PERMITTED PERFORMANCE. Do not be alarmed, enjoy the show!’
Scaling Iconic Structures: Bandaloop’s Past Feats
This isn’t the first time Bandaloop has graced the Bay Area with their daring performances. Having previously scaled structures like the San Francisco library and Oakland’s Breuner Building, the dance troupe continues to push the boundaries of vertical dance, leaving audiences in awe of their gravity-defying artistry.