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Laura and I were cheering on Michael Karas at the Apollo when we saw something else magical…. the amazing Moses Harper, performing as Micheal Jackson. We immediately looked one another with the same thought (which happens after 10 years of sharing a trapeze bar). “We must have her in our show!” (The Bizarre and Curious Quest of Killian Cog) So luckily Moses thought we were just wacky enough to make it worth her while.
More about our time travel show in the next few blogs, but we might as well get a little ahead of ourselves to keep with our theme. One of our favorite scenes comes after intermission when our poor Killian Cog winds up in the middle of a pop concert in the 1980′s. And of course, which concert would be most appropriate, but a concert with the King of Pop himself.
Sunday was our second rehearsal together and Moses taught the entire cast how to “Beat It.” We sweated, we groaned, but pretty soon she had everyone moving to the beat in sync. I was excited that hard core circus artists who spend this much time perfecting their skills in the air could cut loose like this. The good guys and bad guys (or in our case, the genuinely confused guys vs. MJ’s peeps) are going to have a dance-off, because that is the only civilized way to settle any score.
The one thing that is certain is that everyone is having a good time and it shows.
Below are some pics and a link to our lovely lady, Moses Harper. For more, check out www.mosesharper.com
The Bizarre and Curious Quest of Killian Cog is well on its way to becoming a real show! Below is a bit more for you curiosity seekers.
“Killian Cog is a watchmaker who became so consumed by his work that he let love slip away from him. He is now determined to build a time traveling contraption to go back into his own past and change one pivotal moment, but he soon discovers time isn’t a straight line, and nothing (even time travel!) is ever as simple as it seems.
Through a “steampunk” lens, The Bizarre and Curious Quest of Killian Cog takes the audience on a cirque style journey through time and space. The audience begins their “Intro to Time Travel” with Professor Jane Prime in Killian’s studio. A flying clock comes alive, carnies contort, and a drunk monk sees flying Angels instead of bats in his belfry. From an isolated colony in outer space to a post apocalyptic future, an 80′s rock concert to a pirate ship on the high seas, Killian travels the multiverse chasing his own tail. When Killian finally returns to his studio at that pivotal moment, nothing is exactly as it was.
The Bizarre and Curious Quest of Killian Cog isn’t just a circus show with unique and exciting physical stunts. It is theatre for the whole family, sophisticated humor for the adults and otherworldly fantasy for the little ones. It tells the story of a man who goes on the type of journey we only dream about.”
Parts of the show will be previewed in NYC: SLAM, Williamsburg, Friday June 28 and Saturday June 29 at 8 pm
Full premiere Kent State Tuscawarus Theater, Ohio July 13 and 14
About Chris and his German Wheel!
Each week until the show we will let you know about some of the acts and how rehearsals are coming. This week’s blog features our lead, Killian Cog, played by the inimitable, Chris Delgado. Chris has been working closely with the creative team to create this show from the beginning, meeting with us week after week to write the script and figure out the tech. He has also been training all kinds of skills that he will be using throughout the show. So not only can he flip off a rolling wheel, but he can now fly through the air, moonwalk, and catch a pocket watch with
Below are some pics from the show. Chris is a patient soul who sits through fittings and photo shoots while we mutter
Duo Ellipse warms up before the gala at the Kent State Performing Arts Center! Try to ignore my dirty feet (hey – that’s what happens when you run around barefoot for hours). Big acrobatic love, Laura
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Michael Karas is ImaginAerial’s go-to juggler – and with good reason! Last week, Michael WON Amateur Night at the famous Apollo Theater in NYC (trust us – it’s a HUGE deal), and brought the house down with this phenomenal (and hilarious) hip hop juggling act. Enjoy!
For our events, Michael has juggled everything from French bread to snowballs – he’s just amazing!
How do you get this awesomeness at your event? Easy – just email us@imaginAerial.com, or give us a ring at 212-252-3131.
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Don’t leave “The Messiah” to chance! Hire professionals or this might happen to you…. Enjoy!