The Flying Madmen

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In a totally whacky universe, somewhere between Jules Verne and Japanese animation films, our flying madmen and women, eccentric adventurers equipped with their strange machines, desperately try to take off. In order to discover the end of the world, they face every danger, guided in their crazy quest by their musicians, carrying the light...
But will they fly?

Static version of this show: "Control tower" (Click here)

Produced in: 2007
Format: Luminescent street performance with possibility to include a final show
Duration: parade without final 2 x 45 min or 1h30 
- Static show 30 min
Music: 6 live musicians, with sound system- acoustic fanfare - festive gypsy jazz
- original music.
Technical effects: Sound and light show – Pyrotechnic effects provided by the company

Versions
The Flying Madmen is a show offering several atmospheres
-    Day parade
-    Night light parade
-    30 min static illuminated gantry show with pyrotechnic effects (see link)

Parade full version: 12 artists and 1 stage manager = 14 persons.
Parade short version: 11 artists and 1 stage manager = 12 persons.
Full version with final show: 13 artists and 3 technicians

Description
Achille Buzard, storyteller, driving the Véloplane
Lady, the muse in her hot-air balloon
The Lamouette brothers, 2 actors in a hot-air balloon
Turbine and Piston, 2 stiltwalkers with wings
The Light Carriers,
6 musicians
Alphonse La Roue, Driver of the sound system

Structures
The Véloplane, bike/plane with smoke
Lady's hot air balloon, on rollers
Two carried hot air balloons
Mobile sound system

Final show
Static show with independent gantry
Cyr wheel
Chinese pole
Aerial silks
Pyrotechnic effects

Show registered at the SACD