Circus and science collide in a gorgeous homage to the power of air. Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen will make you gasp in wonder and laugh until it hurts.
Air Play is a circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, transforming the ordinary into objects of uncommon beauty. Fabrics dance in the wind, balloons have a mind of their own, confetti turns into the night sky, and an enormous canopy of hovering silk brings to life the very air we breathe.
The creation of husband & wife team Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone, Air Play merges their circus and street theater performance art with the sculptural artistry of Daniel Wurtzel. With visual images seemingly sewn from the sky, this poetic ode to childhood will enchant and electrify the young and young at heart.
Air Play is made for venues seating 500 to 2,500.
PlayhouseSquare (Cleveland, OH)
The New Victory Theater (New York City)
Flushing Town Hall (New York City)
Zoellner Arts Center (Bethlehem, PA)
DURATION: 60 minutes.
AUDIENCE: Ages 6-106.
VENUE SUITABILITY: Air Play requires a great deal of height. We use fans that blow fabric, balloons, packing peanuts, and plastic bags into the air.
STAGE STYLE: Proscenium. Please contact us if you'd like to present Air Play in the round, or on a thrust stage.
MINIMUM STAGE REQUIREMENTS: 60 feet wide, x 35 feet deep x 25 feet high. (18 meters x 10.5 meters by 10.5 meters high.)
SIZE OF TOURING PARTY: Four. 2 performers. 1 stage manager. 1 production manager.
LOAD-IN /TECH TIME: 8 hours with 9 local crew if lighting and soft goods have been hung.