place des anges

Last Saturday night in the city we witnessed the most amazing spectacle as part of the Perth Festival – Place des Anges was a performance by Les Studios de Cirque de Marseille, a French artistic company.  (Trust the French to produce something so wonderous!)

As “angels” dressed all in white “flew” between buildings on St George’s Terrace scattering trails of pure white feathers behind them I couldn’t help but get caught up in the magic of it all.  I have seen many incredible shows all over the world but I have to say that this was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen!  Maybe the effect was increased by the fact that this was all taking place in little old Perth!

As the show built to a climax, a massive inflated angel glided down the Terrace and tonnes of feathers were sprayed up into the sky, showering the delighted crowd.  It was truly an amazing experience.

Apparently Les Studios de Cirque de Marseille only do between 5 and 10 shows a year and won’t just perform in any city – the setting has to be right.  If they ever come to a city near you I highly recommend that you go and see them!

Maybe you have already been lucky enough to see Place des Anges or another performance by Les Studios de Cirque de Marseille??  If so I’d love to hear about it!

Image by Romero Diego via Flickr


One comment

  1. I totally agree Ms Kristy.. It was one of the most magical and beautiful public performances I’ve seen. I loved that Perth was one of the few privileged cities who got to experience ‘place des anges’. An amazing concept and beautiful execution.

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