Kinetika was commissioned by Tower Hamlets Arts Team to create a spectacular centrepiece for the annual Baishakhi Mela, celebrating the Bangladeshi New Year on Brick Lane. The colourful Royal Bengal Tiger Float was created by a team of artists led by Mike Pattison and Tony Mason, working in three schools in the East End of London to create small tiger puppets and green leaf banners for the procession through Brick Lane.
Later in 2007, Kinetika and the Tiger Out East team joined forced with Walk the Plank to create a beautiful firework folk story for Tower Hamlets on November 5th in Victoria Park. As the Tiger paced the giant catwalk, fire illuminated the dancers and drummers, and pyrotechnics brought the forest to life.
An original soundtrack and magical special effects helped animate the tale of the Moghul Emperor, the Wise Man, and the Guardian of the Jungle – the Tiger – before the firework finale lit up the skies.