Throwing urban shapes

At first glance I thought this was another contemporary way for intrepid visitors to experience cities (see my ‘playing the city’ blog post for 23 August).

These colourful bodies spread-eagled or squashed into the city landscape could be the urban equivalent of rock climbers or pot holers … but in fact they are a living art installation by the Bodies in Urban Spaces project.

A trail of ‘body sculptures’ was laid along a route from London Bridge to More London (home, by the way, to Visit London) by Austrian choreographer Willi Dorner this weekend. It was sponsored by Bloomberg and supported by Southwark Council.

So, too late to go see this time … but not too late to ask Dorner and dance promoter Dance Umbrella to bring the project to your destination – especially if you’re celebrating a place-shaping initiative?