These are sport kites flown in aerial ballet competition. I recorded this when we went to the Berkeley Kite Festival. We're very impressed after watching dancing kites during the "Team Kite Ballet". This one was performed by team iQuad with Stairway to Heaven as background music.
"Kite competitions have much in common with figure skating, with competitors being judged on their performance in compulsory figures as well as a "ballet", which involves artistic interpretation of music. Performances are done as individuals, a pair of pilots, or as a team. Team flying is typically the most spectacular, with up to eight pilots, their kites flying within inches of each other and narrowly averting disaster, while performing all manner of figures and formations in the air."- wikipedia.org
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