In Pictures: Surprises STREB

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 69 months ago
In Pictures: Surprises STREB
Walking down City Hall / photo by MykReeve
Walking down City Hall / photo by MykReeve
Elizabeth Streb (in black) pauses during the City Hall performance / photo by MykReeve
Elizabeth Streb (in black) pauses during the City Hall performance / photo by MykReeve
Performers creating a Human Fountain in Trafalgar Square / photo by nolionsinengland
Performers creating a Human Fountain in Trafalgar Square / photo by nolionsinengland
Not everything went to plan - the support for the Human Fountain had to be shored up before the performance because it was giving way / photo by nolionsinengland
Not everything went to plan - the support for the Human Fountain had to be shored up before the performance because it was giving way / photo by nolionsinengland
Speed Angels involved dropping performers at the speed of gravity and letting them rise again / photo by Dave Pearce
Speed Angels involved dropping performers at the speed of gravity and letting them rise again / photo by Dave Pearce
Speed Angels happened outside the National Theatre / photo by Dave Pearce
Speed Angels happened outside the National Theatre / photo by Dave Pearce
That... looks quite high (Speed Angels) / photo by nolionsinengland
That... looks quite high (Speed Angels) / photo by nolionsinengland
The one day it didn't rain - Speed Angels / photo by Dave Pearce
The one day it didn't rain - Speed Angels / photo by Dave Pearce
More Speed Angels acrobatics on the South Bank / photo by Dave Pearce
More Speed Angels acrobatics on the South Bank / photo by Dave Pearce
Speed Angels in freefall / photo by Dave Pearce
Speed Angels in freefall / photo by Dave Pearce
In the spokes of the London Eye / photo by MykReeve
In the spokes of the London Eye / photo by MykReeve
Tiny humans in the London Eye's spokes / photo by esslingerphoto.com
Tiny humans in the London Eye's spokes / photo by esslingerphoto.com

Red-clad figures performed amazing aerial feats on some of London's landmarks yesterday. Choreographer Elizabeth Streb and team put on Surprises: STREB as part of the London 2012 Festival, the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad. If you weren't lucky enough to catch it in action (each location was only revealed a short time in advance; we suppose this was the 'surprises' bit), our intrepid Flickrpool photographers did the running around for you.

Photos by MykReeve (City Hall walk, Elizabeth Streb, London Eye), nolionsinengland (Human Fountain, Trafalgar Square stage, Speed Angels structure), Dave Pearce (Speed Angels one, two, three, four and freefalling) and esslingphoto.com (London Eye), from the Londonist Flickr pool.

Last Updated 16 July 2012