Wire-flying Information

From Wikipedia

Wire-flying is a theatrical stunt which involves suspending an actor from high-tension wires, normally with a harness concealed under the costume, to simulate the action of flying or falling, especially in the presence of other actors. [1] [2] When other actors are not in the scene, a visual effect would more often be used to simulate this for reasons of both safety and cost.

Wire-flying has been done in film, television, and occasionally live theatre for decades. As Superman, George Reeves was attached to wires for dramatic aerial exits.


  1. ^ Ackerman, Naomi (2018-12-04). "New flying tech helps Park Theatre get Peter Pan off the ground". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2022-05-17.
  2. ^ "Theatre Beyond the Ground: Staging a Defiance of Gravity from Aeschylus to Živadinov". the-artifice.com. Retrieved 2022-05-17.