If you happened to look up at San Francisco’s iconic Transamerica Pyramid on Monday afternoon and saw people dangling from the side of the building, it wasn’t an emergency, protest or some illegal stunt.
Ten members of the Oakland-based international “vertical dance company” BANDALOOP were engaged in a sanctioned aerialist-like performance with permission from the city and the building’s management.
“Not a crime, rather a performance, permitted even,” said San Francisco police spokesperson Sgt. Kathryn Winters.
“We’re out here today with the city of San Francisco, not just with permits, but as part of their effort to highlight what’s beautiful about San Francisco,” said BANDALOOP Executive Producer Thomas Cavanagh.
“We’re trying to find some hope where hope feels impossible by putting dance up on a wall,” Cavanagh said.
The performance features a rotating cast of dancers in two duets and a trio. The group planned a repeat show at the pyramid on Tuesday.
Additional information about the dance company can be found on its website.