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The aerial world tends to take itself a little seriously, and maybe that’s because it’s so damn physically difficult. We are usually too busy just trying to hang on and force a smile through the pain and exertion. Aerial work definitely always amazes people and has a certain mystique about it, and performers know it. Performers are often either sexy or showy or artsy, but rarely hilarious. Any attempts at comedy tend to be more cute than actually funny.
A couple of years ago, we were on tour and both had the flu and Laura asked what would happen if one of us sort of fell apart in the middle of the act? Then we wondered, what if one of us died? Could the other person make sure that the show will go on? Laura and I decided to give comedy a shot and came up with this piece “Dead”. We had a blast creating it because it was something we’d never done into before. We even got some feedback from our professional clown friends. We discovered how important timing is and how big we have to make gestures in order for them to read. The act has continued to be many people’s favorite because it’s aerial work with a dark twist. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed creating it.
It may be cold outside, but it’s pretty warm at the studio (kind of hot, actually)! What is it, you ask, that has us all a-twitter? Ground acts, ya’ll. Ground acts. Come see the must-have acts for 2012!
What it is: Well, it’s kind of hard to explain – you’d better watch this video. It’s like a human hamster wheel, but way better.
Why we love it: This act is SO dynamic and fun! It engages and energizes an audience like no other performance. With jaw-dropping spirals and incredible acrobatics, the German wheel will knock (roll?) your socks off. Highly recommended!
What it is: Yep – this is another one of those video moments. Click here to see this performer on the Ellen Degeneres Show!
Why we love it: Really, what’s not to love? The strength, beauty, and astounding athleticism of this act is just beyond words. He seems to defy gravity itself! Not to be missed.
What it is: You only think you know what juggling is. Imagine glowing balls and clubs, light up props, and some very sassy performance. Yes, please!
Why we love it: It’s a classic for a reason! Reinvented and amped up for 2012, this act never fails to get rave reviews!
Click here to see this act in action in our latest promo video!
What it is: You know what contortion is, I don’t have to explain it. But if you’d like to see some WOW!-inducing bendy-flexiness, check out this link.
Why we love it: Because it’s amazing to see people sit on their own heads! Also fun? The audience’s reaction to watching it! If I did this, they’d have to call an ambulance, so I leave it to the pros. Gorgeous!
Hand To Hand
What it is: If you watch only one video today, please - let it be this one!
Why we love it: Um, hello? Because it’s simply astounding! This act brings the house down every show. The strength and beauty of this act cannot be overstated – it’s absolutely exquisite. AND they’re really easy on the eyes. Just a completely impartial observation.
We’re adding new acts to our company every day as we team up with the best of the best. Give us a ring – we’ll chat!
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New Year’s Eve is a time for the big and splashy, a time to pull out all the stops and celebrate until you find yourself sitting on your welcome mat with someone else’s dog. Given that people spend a lot of money to make this night special, as a planner for their party, you want to make darn sure they feel like they got their money’s worth. Cirque style Entertainment is perfect for this kind of celebration.
How do we make sure everything goes flawlessly?
- Book Early It’s especially important on this day to make sure you get the acts you want.
- Nothing After Midnight This advice cannot be emphasized enough. The energy of this night changes after Midnight like no other party does. I was part of the Millenial Celebration in Times Square. The organizers had the great idea of having performances every hour from different parts of the world as each country or region celebrated Midnight. This idea worked marvelously until midnight EST, when the annual mass exodus occurred, but they made us keep performing until 6 am. What a slogfest. By 1:30 am, it was just the performers dancing to tumbling champagne bottle bags and a couple of very resentful TV crews. Even when people do stay to celebrate after the pivotal moment, they will be too busy smearing their lipstick on someone’s face or dancing barefoot in among smashed bits of glass to care about much else.
- Higher Energy Acts Later As people get more inebriated they will need something bright and fast moving to keep them focused. Normally we like to have a balance of energies throughout the evening, but on this night it’s a little different. Put any walkaround performers on early as well as the contortionists. It will warm people up and put them on a great trajectory.
- Have performers arrive the day before This time of year is often fraught with all sorts of delays. This event is too big a deal to take chances. Make sure there is plenty of time for performers to get their luggage too.
- Whenever Possible, Add Glitter and Confetti If you can’t afford confetti canons then we can throw them out of our bras from 18 feet up. However you do it, it ain’t NYE if people aren’t spitting out mouthfuls of chopped up mylar.