Piccadilly Circus Circus: the result

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On 2 September  in celebration of the London 2012 Games, Central London was transformed as streets were brought to life and iconic landmarks became the playground for some of the world’s most exciting contemporary circus performers.

An estimated 50,000 spectators were treated to pop-up circus performances from 247 artists of 17 nationalities as Piccadilly Circus and Regent Street, Lower Regent Street, Piccadilly and Waterloo Place became PICCADILLY CIRCUS CIRCUS.

At sunset, angels appeared high above the amassed crowds for the dramatic aerial finale to the extraordinary live event: Place des Anges (Angels’ Place). The UK premiere of the dramatic visual spectacle created by French artists Les Studios de Cirque was performed on zipwires soaring 30 metres above the audience.

The 30 minute performance saw 1.5 tonnes of feathers tumble to the ground, leaving spectators shin-deep in white feathers.  As the performers descended from their zipwires to mingle with mortals, the statue of Eros became the backdrop for feather-fights, dancing and even a marriage proposal.

There were Twitter reports of feathers being found in Elephant and Castle, Bexleyheath and Potters Bar.
The performance was streamed live at www.piccadillycircuscircus.co.uk



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