The ballet, which is touring the country, is set to an electronic score and uses the five-feet-wide, water-filled lenses, each weighing more than 350kgs, to magnify and sometimes invert the dance. They are made from Makrolon, a clear reinforced plastic that is more commonly used in the manufacture of police riot shields and aircraft cockpits. The dancers wear special leather halters and tutus with eight-inch-wide leather belts and metal handles.
The lenses, suspended above the stage, have to be emptied each evening after the performance and stored in specially designed cases.
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