Empress Stilt Dance
Sensual, Feminine and Futuristic Empress Stiltdance offers a stunning range of mobile walkabouts, club acts, street theatre and short shows for a variety of ocassions.
Fluid and Fantastical the Empress characters dance, play and interract with the crowd.
From Butterflies to the Silver Suits their rich physical vocabulary and colourful personalities create an atmosphere of magic in the sky.
Since 1997 Empress has been based in The Netherlands. Originally from NZ Emily Buttle has gathered a company of up to 6 highly skilled female performers. Together they have covered a wide range of exciting events in and around Holland, Belgium and Germany as well as appearing at many international events.
Highlights include: The Love Parade,The Venetian Carnival, Oerol Festival, Dance Valley, Lowlands and many more...
Empress has also developed a range of short shows. Stilts, masks, objects and original soundtracks invite the audience into a world of dreams and colour.
Colourful breezy wings and twirling motions.
Ethereal pirrouetting dancers from space.
Giant Flourescent wobbling flowers smile and pose
Hollographic sequined half female-half serpent.
A butterfly romance. Inspired by the incredible annual migration of the Monarch butterfly across the South Pacific Kahuku combines stilts, aerials, stilt acrobatics and dance to tell a fairy tale love story that entrances and lifts the hearts of audiences of all ages. The show builds from ground based stilt acrobatic work into a spectacular crescendo of flying wings whirling through space. Kahuku is an ode to joy.