Penny Farthing

Posted by: on March 16, 2020

 

What is a Penny Farthing?

A penny farthing, also known as a “high wheel”, is an early type of bicycle with a large front wheel. Popular in the 1870’s and 1880’s, the penny farthing adds vintage charm to any event.

 

What does a penny farthing artist need?

These artists require a reasonably straight, level path.

 

FAQs

    • Penny Farthing works best as ride-around atmosphere or photo op.
    • Audience members or event goers may not ride the penny farthing.
    • These performers are appropriate for all audiences.
    • Penny Farthing sets are typically 15-20 minutes long, with at least 15 minutes between sets.
    • Costumes are typically vintage or steampunk, but other costumes are certainly possible so long as they do not interfere with vision or mobility.

 

What does penny farthing look like?

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Aerial Mirror Artist

Posted by: on February 19, 2020

What is a Mirror Artist?

THE wow factor for your next event! These artists perform in mirrored costumes specially created for circus artists and aerialists. They are perfect as greeters, atmospheric performers, or as dedicated acts. Designed to be noticed, these costumed artists are the perfect centerpiece for any event.

 

What does a mirror artist need to perform?

These artists require a clean, dry performance area that is free of hazards. They can rig to existing rig points, or ImaginAerial can supply a freestanding aerial rig or lollipop lyra.

 

FAQs

    • This act works beautifully as a greeter, main act, or atmospheric performance
    • These performers are appropriate for all audiences
    • Sets are typically 10-15 minutes long, with at least 15 minutes between sets. Acts are usually 5-6 minutes.
    • Artists can rig to existing rig points, or ImaginAerial can supply a freestanding aerial rig or lollipop lyra for an additional fee.

 

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Lollipop Lyra

Posted by: on February 11, 2020

What is a Lollipop Lyra?

THE wow factor for your next event! This apparatus is freestanding, and an easy addition to any party. It can go anywhere! A wide variety of dressing is available, from light-up to holiday. Ask us about how it can fit perfectly into your event.

 

What does a lollipop lyra artist need to perform?

These artists require a level floor or stage, and at least 13 feet of ceiling clearance. The floor base requires around 5×5 feet.

FAQs

    • This act works best as ambient or atmospheric.
    • These performers are appropriate for all audiences
    • Sets are typically 10-15 minutes long, with at least 15 minutes between sets.
    • There are multiple costumes and themes that are possible.
    • There are two pole heights to choose from: regular and extended. The extended pole requires at least 18 feet of ceiling height for set up, and requires additional floor space for stabilizers.

 

What do lollipop lyra artists look like?

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Cyr Wheel

Posted by: on February 3, 2020

What is Cyr Wheel?

The Cyr Wheel, also known as Rou Cyr or Mono-wheel, is an apparatus consisting of one large metal ring.  The artist grasps the rim of the wheel and performs breathtaking gyroscopic rolls, spins, and  acrobatic moves. This act can be performed on a regular aluminum or LED enhanced cyr.

What does a Cyr Wheel artist need to perform?

  • This act requires at least 20’x20’ of floor space (absolute min. 16’x16’ – with a more limited performance)
  • This act requires at least 9 feet of unobstructed ceiling height.
  • The performance surface must be unobstructed, flat, level, and hard.
  • The performance surface must be smooth. Some less-than-smooth surfaces (for example some outdoor venues) can be accommodated, only for non-LED performances, though the surface will need to be approved in advance. A good test for what qualifies as smooth vs. abrasive is if you fall down on your knees, will it scrape off skin?
  • The performance surface must be clean and dry for the safety of the artist. This must be true at the time of the Cyr Wheel performance, not just at the beginning of the show/event, so if preceding acts leave debris or moisture on the surface it must be removed prior to Cyr Wheel for safety reasons. Fog machines will often leave a slippery residue and/or condensation on the floor that is not noticeable for normal walking or dancing, but is particularly dangerous for Cyr Wheel.
  • For LED cyr, an assistant will be needed to do simple operation of the laptop/software that controls the wheel’s lights. This is exceedingly simple – don’t worry!

FAQs

    • Cyr is best performed as a dedicated act, but also works well as a featured atmospheric element.
    • Particular attention must be paid to the floor or performance surface for this act (see above).
    • This act is appropriate for all audiences.
    • There are multiple costumes and music choices possible for this act.
    • This act is available as a metal cyr, or LED enhanced for an additional fee.

 

What does Cyr Wheel Look Like?

 

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Stilt Artists

Posted by: on January 31, 2020

What are Stilt Artists?

Pure fun! Whether you’re looking for an elegant greeter or a quirky walk around character, stilts are a unique and surprising addition to any event.

 

What does a stilt artist need to perform?

These artists require a clean floor or stage, at least 15 feet of ceiling clearance, and a table or small platform to sit on while attaching and removing stilts.

FAQs

    • Stilts work best as walk-around atmosphere or greeters
    • These performers are appropriate for all audiences
    • Stilts sets are typically 10-15 minutes long, with at least 15 minutes between sets.
    • There are multiple costumes and themes possible.

 

What do stilt artists look like?

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Living Snow Globe

Posted by: on January 13, 2016

What is Living Snow Globe?

The perfect addition to holiday or winter-themed events, a contortionist or balance artist bends and balances inside their gigantic globe filled with snow! Graceful, elegant, and a wonderful surprise for your guests.

What does Living Snow Globe look like? 

What does a Snow Globe Artist need to perform?

This act requires a smooth surface, completely free of anything that might burst the orb (gravel, sharp stones, etc.). The artist also requires a path at least 8 feet wide to the performance area (or a pipe and drape) with electricity nearby to inflate the orb. Email us at us@imaginaerial.com – we’re happy to answer your questions!

FAQ’s

  • This act is typically performed in 10-15 minute ambient sets.
  • This act requires a surface free of sharp objects which could burst the orb.
  • This act requires a path of at least 8 feet to the performance area, and a performance area of 8-10 feet.
  • This act requires electricity to inflate the orb.
  • A leaf blower is used to inflate the orb, which can be quite loud. Attention must be paid to the staging area.
  • This act is appropriate for all audiences.
  • There are multiple costumes and orb “fillings” (snow, confetti, feathers, glowing balls, etc.) possible.

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What is Bubble Performance?

Posted by: on September 23, 2015

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Bubble performers are just plain fun! From human snow-globes to luminous orbs floating in the pool, this act packs a lot of punch. The orb can be used indoors, outdoors, or in water, and can be filled with sparkling confetti, feathers, snow, glowing balls, or left plain.

What does Bubble Performance look like?

What does this act need to perform?

This act requires a smooth surface, completely free of anything that might burst the orb (gravel, sharp stones, etc.). The artist also requires a path at least 8 feet wide to the performance area (or a pipe and drape) with electricity nearby to inflate the orb. Email us at us@imaginaerial.com – we’re happy to answer your questions!

FAQ’s

  • This act is typically performed in 10-15 minute ambient sets.
  • This act requires a surface free of sharp objects which could burst the orb.
  • This act requires a path of at least 8 feet to the performance area, and a performance area of 8-10 feet.
  • This act requires electricity to inflate the orb.
  • A leaf blower is used to inflate the orb, which can be quite loud. Attention must be paid to the staging area.
  • This act is appropriate for all audiences.
  • There are multiple costumes and orb “fillings” (snow, confetti, feathers, glowing balls, etc.) possible.

 

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Static Trapeze

Posted by: on March 24, 2014

Rose Contortion trapWhat is Static Trapeze?

Static Trapeze is a dramatic aerial act performed on the static (non-swinging) trapeze. The artist executes breathtaking acrobatics and gorgeous poses while suspended high in the air. This act does NOT swing.

 

What Does Static Trapeze Look Like?


 

What Does This Act Need to Perform?

Don’t worry – there are rigging options to suit nearly every venue! This act requires one or two close rigging points (exposed beam, sky hook, truss, theatrical grid, etc.), and a ceiling height of at least 14 feet. Trio or quad trapeze acts require truss or crane bars to ensure even spacing of ropes. Free-standing rigs are also available for an additional fee. Email us at us@imaginaerial.com  – we’re happy to answer your questions!

FAQs

This act is typically 5-8 minutes long.

  • This act does not swing, but solos and duos can spin if done on a single point.
  • Solos and duos are perfect for performances with audience on all sides.
  • This act requires at least 14 feet to be safely performed in its entirety.
  • This act is appropriate for all audiences.
  • There are multiple costumes and music choices for this act.
  • Floor must be completely clear (no tables,  chairs, sets, etc.) Performer must be at least 3 feet from the edge of a stage or platform.
  • Performers may not perform directly over audience members. All necessary precautions must be taken to prevent audience from walking underneath the aerialist.

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Aerial Silks

Posted by: on April 26, 2013

Aerial Silk Solo

 

What are Aerial Silks?

As seen in Cirque du Soleil, the artist performs stunning flips, drops, and contortions on two long strands of fabric. Beautiful and elegant, this is our most requested act, and it’s versatility makes it perfect for nearly every event.

What do Aerial Silks look like?

What does this act need to perform?

Don’t worry – there are rigging options to suit nearly every venue!  This act requires a single rigging point (exposed beam, sky hook, truss, theatrical grid, etc.), and a ceiling height of at least 15 feet (for ceilings under 15 feet, please see “Slammock/Hammock“). Free-standing rigs are also available for an additional fee. Email us at us@imaginaerial.com – we’re happy to answer your questions!

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  • This act is typically 5-8 minutes long.
  • You may select one performer, or have multiple artists custom-create a performance!
  • This act does not swing.
  • This act requires at least 15 feet to be safely performed in its entirety.
  • This act is appropriate for all audiences.
  • There are multiple costumes, music choices, and silk colors possible for this act.

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Hula Hoops

Posted by: on March 10, 2013

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What is a Hula Hoop act?

In a Hula Hoop act, the performer manipulates multiple hoops for a hypnotic, high energy act.

 

 

 

What does a Hula Hoop act look like? 

What does a Hula Hoop Artist need to perform?

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This act requires a clean floor, stage, or pedestal of at least 15 x 15 feet.

FAQs

    • This act is appropriate for almost all audiences (the act usually requires small areas of bare skin on the legs and torso).
    • Some performers bring their own pedestals, others perform on the floor, or on a small stage set up by the client.
    • This act is typically 5-6 minutes long.
    • Depending on performer availability, glow (LED) hoops may be available.

 

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