Daredevil dancers perform at London landmarks

July 16, 2012 • Entertainment

Backdropped by Western Europe’s tallest building, the Shard, performers hang from outside City Hall in London as part of the London 2012 Olympic Festival, Sunday, July 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

LONDON (AP) — Daredevil dancers have sky-walked, bungee-jumped, and [auth] tumbled across some of the British capital’s best-known landmarks ahead of the Olympic Games.

The performance — called “Surprises: Streb” — saw red-suited acrobats bounce up and down like yo-yos from London’s futuristic Millennium Bridge, while others walked across the roof of London’s glass-domed city hall.

At the 17th-century stone column known as The Monument, performers spun around in what appeared to be a giant hamster wheel.

And at Trafalgar Square, a group of dancers wowed tourists with delicate maneuvers on a gently rotating ladder.

Sunday’s eye-catching series of events is part of London’s Cultural Olympiad, a celebration of film, music, theater and other art which is coinciding with the games due to begin July 27.

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