Dazzling aquatic performances – can you guess the answer?
Onetime extravaganzas that included diving displays and water ballets
Aquacades were a type of aquatic vaudevilles that were popular in the 20th century. These extravagant shows were often held in large, outdoor swimming pools and featured a variety of water-based performances, such as diving displays and water ballets. One of the most famous Aquacades was the one staged at the 1939 New York World’s Fair, which featured performances by Olympic swimmers and synchronized swimming teams. Although Aquacades are not as popular today, they remain an important part of the history of aquatic entertainment.