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Tesla Orchestra

Fireballs, lightning, music and dance—the Tesla Orchestra (US), founded in 2009 by Ian Charnas (US) at Case Western Reserve University, is a circus in grandiose style. The world’s two largest Tesla coils are this off-beat orchestra’s instruments. They use 26 kilowatts of energy to produce four-meter-high bolts of lightning, and convert million-volt high tension into audio frequencies. But that’s not all. For the show’s big number, a Tesla performer clad in a 20-kilogram protective metal suit climbs into the ring for a daring dance with the lightning.


credit: 2011

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Taken on June 11, 2011