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Many years ago I performed on stilts for a school production at the Wellington Town Hall. It was nerve wracking and I was muttering many prayers that I did not fall down and let the side down – luckily I didn’t.

These lovely ladies (my note: low resolution doesn’t work well with white!) perform on stilts (http://www.bandsforhire.co.nz/empress_stiltdance.htm) because they love it and are fantastic at their art. I loved the fluidity when they moved and the way in which the wind played with their costumes. I will leave this art form to the experts!

The performer... and winningResting before the performceBattling the elementsAnywhere can be a stageUpliftingBeauty in the windCostumes afloat