Human Pyramids Worldwide

September 28, 2012

Matt Gingerich

If you’ve ever kneeled on someone else’s back to form a human pyramid pose for a photo, you might think there’s not much more to know about human pyramids. You would be wrong. This talk is about the different traditions, techniques, and cultures surrounding human pyramid construction around the world, from the familiar three-layer “kneeling triangle” to freestanding human towers that are over ten meters high.