Spiralling and spinning and seemingly weightless, an acrobat suspended beneath a helium balloon explores the uncharted space between street level and rooftops. The Heliosphere is a show performed to music which is both aerobatic and interactive to create the illusion of flying.
Evoking lines of gothic vaulted ceilings, this structure has resonances from the past but is definitely something from the future. Filling with air from flat, it inverts, and, lifting the aerialist with it, the Diamond creates images of a giant unfolding orchid before achieving a full 11m height, a taut crystalline form. Lighting changes colour on the internal and external facets while the aerialist dances at seven metres high inside.
Michael Charles was asked to speak at the Saudi Light and Sound Expo 2022 about how to create immersive event experiences.