AS IF OAKLAND’S ART SCENE couldn’t get any cooler, Bandaloop’s Amelia Rudolph and Roel Seeker took the art of dance to an entirely new level during the 14th annual Art + Soul Festival. Using an intricate system of cables and pulleys, members from this dance troupe create alternative performances that change the way we perceive dance. I feel like gravity is working with them, instead of against them, to the point where it looks like they are flying across Oakland’s City Hall.

The troupe also performed a piece on the Sundial Bridge in Redding, California; I hope footage of that experience becomes public, because I can’t even imagine what kinds of techniques and tricks they were able to achieve.