The tightrope is installed by Le Moulin à vent Productions’ technical team at parties, festivals and events that have employed its services of ANIMATIONS or ATTRACTIONS.
A rental service without entertainment is however possible for some structures (contact us for more information).
An area of approximately 20’x 70’ is required.
1h30 to 2h of assembly, 1h to 1h30 of dismantling depending on ground conditions and access.
Safety and Use: Summer and Winter
The tightrope has a 20’ long anti-rotation wire that the public can walk on. A second cable is stretched 10’ higher. It acts as a safety wire (lifeline) for the public.
Le Moulin à vent Productions artists equip the apprentice tightrope walkers with a harness and then invite them to climb on the platform. Now if the time for the great crossing above the void, 8’ above the ground ! A balancing pole is even provided for the more adventurous.
Materials: A Cable-stayed structure in wood and aluminum
The overhead wire is attached between 2 solid ‘A’ frame wooden structures (spruce trunks bolted to a steel plate). The top cable is a safety line for the public; however, a tightrope walker can perform on it. The bottom cable is a walking cable stretched between 2 platforms. The tension of each cable can be adjusted separately according to the needs of the public and/or the artists.
– Original idea and Artistic direction: Christophe Meunier
Tightrope Frame Layout Plan (by request)
Source of inspiration: circus arts/tightrope walker
At the start of his career, Christophe Meunier (founder and creative director of Le Moulin à vent Productions) had the opportunity to meet and work with the famous tightrope walker Ramon Kelvin Senior, from a long line of German and Dutch tightrope walkers (for 500 years). The fascination with this inaccessible universe (for most of us) inspired him, more than 20 years ago, to create a structure that would allow everyone to become the tightrope walker for a moment, safely.