The Human Woodpecker
This “Flying Machine” is a wonderful structure for the perilous challenge of the Human Woodpecker. A 16th century Flemish Game in which Le Moulin à vent Productions replaces the wooden bird (suspended from a rope and having to plant its beak in a target after a pendulum flight) by a human, thus creating The Human Woodpecker !
In order to choose from 2 to 4 volunteers from the audience, who may soon find themselves upside down and their feet in the air, Le Moulin à vent Productions acrobats organize a belly balance competition.
Who can balance 10 seconds on a tube barely 1 inch in diameter? The difficulty escalates when the audience takes the place of the bird!
Deciding Factors of this Attraction:
A LITTLE GUTS, A LOT OF SPATIAL AWARENESS !
Duration of the Experience:
Several turns (from 15 to 20 min) of the Human Woodpecker during the 4 hours of “The Flying Machines” event. The Wheel of Luck determines the order in which machines are set up for “The Flying Machines”, while the selection of audience members is orchestrated by the performers, who nominate volunteers for the Human Woodpecker experience.
– Original idea et Design: Christophe Meunier