The Carousel Mast (New)
- A 6-meter-high mast in a box !
In 2019, a new technical challenge awaited Le Moulin à vent Productions: that of designing a show structure that could simultaneously support 3 aerial acrobats, could serve as a merry-go-round support and also be transportable by bicycle !!!
It is by combining its knowledge in rigging and design of circus structures with that of the mining industry that Le Moulin à vent Productions has managed to find the solution to fit a 20’ high mast in a 4’ box, thanks to the threads used for drilling pipes in wells.
- Lightweight, robust and can be dismantled into small sections
The Carousel Mast that we developed in 2019 (in collaboration with Industries Usifab de Rawdon, in Lanaudiere) measures 6 meter (20’) when assembled. Disassembled, it has 5 sections of about 5’. Being installed on industrial bearings, it can also, although it works in compression, turn on itself like a carousel.
It also supports a spreader bar with 3 branches on which can be suspended various aerial apparatus (trapeze, robe, silks) or show accessories (including small pods in which the public can board).
- Show Structure / Tree of Life
The Carousel Mast is not just a support for acrobatic circus devices. It is also the main scenic element of the new interactive show of Le Moulin à vent Productions, the Magic Circle (creation 2019/2020) and symbolizes the tree of life supporting the medicine wheel (originally a sacred circle set up by the First Nations using stones) in the air.