1 month of training, 3 media corp artist and 2 Elephant Slacklines. That was all the effort that was put into this charity show in the middle of countless other events like Slackfest 2013 and weekly sessions at SCAPE.
Its not the first time Elephant Slacklines Singapore took part in Charity events or TV shows but it was surely the most intense live show we ever did! Thanks to the fast learners, Desmond Tan, Rebecca Lim and Tracy Lee who made the process a enjoyable one!
The first time producers from Society of Physically Disabled charity show (SPD 2013) got in touch with me, I did not think that they were actually really going to include us in the show. Since there was no idea of what we can do or if a slackline can actually be properly anchored in the studio. It was few weeks later when I met the producers and script writers again for the show only then I realized that it was actually going to happen!
We decided on a date and took the artist down to Climbasia to try out slacklining on the Ele Frame!
The 3 artist were natural and fast learners, after a 2 hour session, they were walking the Ele Frame and doing dropknees! We subsequently came up with the idea of choreographing the show with 2 lines and have some simu tricking doing on to make the show a little more interesting. We also put in some tricks for individuals to work on so as to look professional on TV especially when Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong is the guest of honor!
Our first studio rehearsal!
Shot off the TV we try to perfect the studio rehearsal at our void decks later on to get a tighter feel for the performance.
It was 3 times a week and over 3 weeks that the artist trained, with bruises on the shins from dropknees to bad falls and stiff necks, they bit their lips and held up to the show!
Here’s the final product on the live show. I must say, performing in front of live cameras, lights and a huge audiences just up my slackline skills to another level! Enjoy!
After the show!
Great work for the team on screen or behind the screen. It is not possible without a team like this. Great work Team Elephants! Next UP!