Summer, it’s time for soap bubbles! Like MELODY YANG
Summer! Everybody must go outside! And maybe it’s a good idea to take a look at this video. Melody Yang is a great bubble engineer and she demonstrates her expertise and shares some stories of her inflatable career.
New York City actress and performer Melody Yang of the Gazillion Bubble Show and her family hold numerous world records for their bubble making skills.
She uses water-based vapor (she calls it “smoke”) to create bubbles that erupt like volcanoes, and some that launch into the air like rockets. She brings kids on stage and makes huge, tubular bubbles that can encase five of them inside.
“Me and my brother would walk on stage and he’d put us in a bubble,” Melody says of her father, “and then he would slowly teach me and my brother the routine.”
Now, the Yangs take turns performing in New York, where they share a space with the Tony Award-winning musicals Avenue Q and Jersey Boys, and in venues around the world.
The family has set more than a dozen world records, for everything from Encasing the Largest Land Mammal in a Bubble (an elephant) to fitting the Most People Inside a Bubble (181 was their record) to making the world’s Longest Soap Bubble Wall (a 166-foot, 11-inch bubble), a record that still stands. Their records not only prove that the Yangs are bubble experts, but also that there’s a record for just about everything.
Watch the video above to see the incredible bubbles Melody makes—and to learn some of her tricks for making them at home.