Vienna Tourism Board invites Chicagoans to a day of vertical dancing

  • Viennese dancers take the stage on the 69 foot-high wall.
Viennese dancers take the stage on the 69 foot-high wall.
May 16, 2013|by JoVona Taylor | RedEye

Wanna see a bunch of people make like Spider-man and scale walls in Chicago? Or maybe you've wanted to try your wall-climbing skills. If so, you're in luck.

The Vienna Tourism Board is hosting “Vienna from a Different Angle,” a free event next weekend at Navy Pier that involves vertical dance performances. The exhibition is a promotion for Austrian Airlines' new direct flight from Chicago to Vienna.

So, what in the world is a vertical dance performance? Exactly what it sounds like.

Viennese dancers will dance on a 69-foot-high wall. Audience members also will be invited to walk vertically on the wall in between shows—but no need to panic. Safety professionals will be on hand to make sure nothing goes wrong.

Performances will take place from 1 to 8 p.m. May, 25.

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