The main purpose of this blog is to share photographs taken during the Soulclipse festival in Antalya (Turkey) at the end March 2006, which coincided with a fabulous total solar eclipse. Please add comments - I'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Stiltwalkers alert!

Stiltwalkers. You either love 'em or you hate 'em, but you know they'll be prominent at any festie you happen to go to. However, hats off to Soulclipse for actually putting them to good use. Not only were stiltwalkers used to hand out the special eclipse glasses - no matter how nutted the ravers were, you couldn't miss these 3 metre high monsters handing out the specs as they waded through the dancefloor. But then they went one better. Just in case anyone there was not aware of what an eclipse actually was, they had stiltwalkers dressed as the sun, the moon and the earth, to show exactly what happens. By using a large black disk, the dancers were able to demonstrate, via a visual aid, how the earth's shadow obfuscates the moon's corona. Oh, is that not it? Shite, I wasn't paying attention, I was kinda getting into Hallucinogen at the time.... :-))

I actually made a small movie (just 7 megabytes, with sound) for you to watch. You can download it here (however, right-click and save-as to your hard disk - it'll work better!)


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