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Spectacular underwater opera

Underwater OperaDancers from Berlin's Sasha Waltz And Guests performed Purcell's Dido And Aeneas in a water tank filled with 7,500 gallons of chlorinated warm water

They were seen dancing gracefully in the 30 feet by 11 feet tank that weighs almost a ton, which can accommodate seven dancers at a time - although in the show’s 20-minute prologue all 17 are submerged at some point.

Underwater Opera
The hardest part of this refreshing performance was not being able to hear the music being played by the orchestra, plus the dancers have not been given any special training or breathing apparatus and yet stay submerged for up to a minute - not forgetting the awful lot of mopping up and cleaning after the show!

Underwater Opera
Click on the link below to watch the dancers in action.

Video: Akamai Stream (WMV file)
Link & Image: SZNews
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