Check out Suspended Cirque’s unique take on Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies”!
This video was edited from footage shot at Suspended Cirque’s recent performance of “DeFLYance!” in September of 2012 in NYC.
Hit the FULL SCREEN icon in the player — it’s HD quality!
Choreography by Angela Attia
Video by Kenneth Feldman
Editing by Michelle Dortignac and Kenneth Feldman
Life’s most pivotal moments define who we are. DeFLYance uses circus to portray these formative experiences with dexterity and humor. Three people squeeze onto a tiny airborne triangle (representing their first New York City apartment), geriatric walkers are used for more than assisting the elderly, and both the tragic and triumphant sides of a romantic break-up are felt 20 feet in the air.
Special guests include Kristin Young and Sara Joel, both formerly of Cirque du Soleil. Sara will be performing at 8 months pregnant! The show also features Jan Manke, and award-winning juggler and NYU Tisch Professor, Hovey Burgess, who wrote the book Circus Techniques, and direction by Brian Rardin.
SEPTEMBER 2012 DATES
Wed, 9/5 @ 8pm
Thurs, 9/6 @ 8pm
Fri, 9/7 @ 8pm
Sat, 9/8 @ 8pm
Sun, 9/9 @ 3pm
Wed, 9/12 @ 8pm
Thurs, 9/13 @ 8pm
Fri, 9/14 @ 8pm
Sat, 9/15 @ 8pm
Sun, 9/16 @ 3pm
Tickets: $30 adult and $20 students and seniors, $15 children;
Wednesday Sept 5 show: pay what you want
Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue, NYC (btwn 9th & 10th)
Journalist/Photographer Celeste Sloman has featured Suspended Cirque in her recent article in the Village Voice. The company recently performed a few numbers at the Galapagos Art Space’s weekly Floating Kabarette. Before the show, Celeste came out to a Suspended Cirque rehearsal session at the Embody Collective in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she took a series of great shots. See below image gallery by Celeste. There are are more images, and the whole article over at the Village Voice.
Photos by Celeste Sloman
Boston Globe correspondent Karen Campbell interviewed Suspended Cirque co-founder Benjamin Franklin for this article about Suspended Cirque, and our upcoming performance at the Boston Center for the Arts this week.
“Welcome to Suspended Cirque’s “UnTamed: The Wild Underground,’’ a world premiere aerial circus theater work commissioned by the Boston Center for the Arts, to be performed Thursday night. Proceeds from the event will benefit various programs at the BCA.”
“Through Canadian companies like Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Éloize, productions that blend aerial acrobatics and circus skills with music, dance, and theatrical narrative have become mainstream entertainment. The five-member New York troupe Suspended Cirque is considerably more modest in scope, and the resulting intimacy is part of the point.”
Read the whole article here: http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts
At the center of this unforgettable evening at the Boston Center for the Arts is the world premiere performance of Suspended Cirque’s UnTamed: The Wild Underground.
In its Boston debut, Suspended Cirque will intertwine music, dance and aerial acrobatics to unleash the UnTamed nature in all of us. UnTamed: The Wild Underground will breathe excitement into every curve of the Cyclorama – energy abounding in the air, on the floor and across the walls. This immersive performance will delight the audience in an unparalleled, unprecedented and UnTamed spectacle of music, movement and maneuvers.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
$175 | VIP Admission
Reserved seating, pre-show supper and post-show dessert reception | Doors open at 6:30pm
$50 | General Admission
General seating and post-show dessert reception | Doors open at 8pm
Proceeds from the evening will benefit visual, performing and community programs at the BCA.
As part of the evening, the BCA will honor Klare Shaw for her amazing impact on Boston’s arts, culture and education landscape.
Prior to the curtain rising, guests will explore the environment and will be treated to impromptu performances throughout the space. After the show, all 500 guests are invited to linger in our UnTamed world for more spontaneous performances, up-close interaction with the artists, and time to mingle with Boston’s cultural community while sampling the BCA’s Signature Cocktail, the Cherry Plain. Created just for this event, the Cherry Plain was crafted by Eastern Standard using Berkshire Mountain Distillers Ragged Mountain Rum.
Suspended Cirque UNTAMED image courtesy of Carl Hutzler Photography
SUBTERRANEA was performed at the Connelly Theater in New York, from April 28, through May 8, 2011.
Utilizing a unique combination of music, dance, and Aerial Circus Arts to tell the story of an Everyman fallen into an underground subterranean world, Suspended Cirque has created a new hybrid of Aerial Theatrical Circus.
Video shot and edited by Raúl Santos, http://www.700gfilms.com
Judith Jarosz from NY Theater has posted a wonderful review of our new show, SUBTERRANEA.
“Suspended Cirque touts itself as New York City’s first Aerial Acrobatics Theater troupe, presenting a new genre of performance that integrates breathtaking aerial acrobatics, theater, choreography, music, dance, and circus. Their current show is Subterranea, an intriguing “Urban Fairytale” carried out with a cast of seven dynamic performers who take us through an adventure that evokes awe and delight.”
You should read the full review here:
Aerial Circus Theater Raises the Bar
“Suspended Cirque, a Brooklyn-based aerial circus theater troupe, is attempting to raise the bar of entertainment. Using narrative, song, choreography and circus acts, the troupe creates a kind of Fuerza Bruta-meets-Avatar performance that doesn’t fail to captivate. Their latest flying drama, “Subterranea: An Urban Fairy Tale,” follows a man on a journey of self-discovery down Manhattan’s rabbit hole to a vibrant, twisted, thrilling world. For more information on this show and other upcoming performances, you can visit their website www.suspendedcirque.com.”
Looking for a cozy, affordable ($20-$30) Aerial Theatrical Rock Opera to take in while the giant, expensive ($75-$150+) Spiderman is closed for renovations?
Then you should absolutely come to see SUBTERRANEA: An Urban Fairytale by NYC’s own Suspended Cirque.
“Subterranea is a sensory overload experience that’s 100% organic… The magic in the air and the inventiveness on the ground never stops.”
– Lauren Wissot, Slant Magazine
There are only 6 more performances of SUBTERRANEA, so get your tickets before they’re all gone. The show runs through this Sunday, May 8th.
”Suspended Cirque proves that heart and creativity trump dollars and glitz every time.”
– Theater Online
Last night Suspended Cirque premiered their original Aerial Circus Musical production of SUBTERRANEA: An Urban Fairytale at the Connelly Theatre in the East Village to the delight of an enthusiastic audience.
Utilizing a unique combination of music, dance, and of course Aerial Circus Arts to tell the story of an Everyman fallen into an underground subterranean world, Suspended CIrque has created a new hybrid of theatre.
The production runs from April 28th-May 8th.
Tickets are available through Smarttix: http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?EID&showCode=SUB14
Check out these pictures taken by photographer Alden Fulcomer at the final dress rehearsals on Wednesday:
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