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DeFLYance Trailer Video


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.

With Guest Artists Hovey Burgess, Sara Joel, Kristin Young, Jan Manke, and Brian Rardin

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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

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Suspended Cirque Featured in the Village Voice

Michelle Dortignac, Ben Franklin, and Angela Jones of Suspended Cirque

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

Suspended Cirque featured on BOSTON.COM

Ben Franklin and Megan Loomis perform. (Photo: Alden Fulcomer)

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:

Trailer for SUBTERRANEA: An Urban Fairytale

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,

Another RAVE Review for SUBTERRANEA

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:

SUBTERRANEA featured on NBC New York

Aerial Circus Theater Raises the Bar
Mindy LaVergne

“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”

Aerial Theatrical Musical Fantasy Rocks Opera House in NYC

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

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You can see wonderful pictures of the show here »

Opening Night: SUBTERRANEA

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:

Check out these pictures taken by photographer Alden Fulcomer at the final dress rehearsals on Wednesday:


SUBTERRANEA Dress Rehearsal

Well… we’ve rehearsed it, adjusted it, polished it, and gave it two dress rehearsals yesterday — and now tonite is opening night!

We invite everyone to join us down in SUBTERRANEA: An Urban Fairytale.

Below are a batch of pictures taken over several tech rehearsals and dress rehearsals that should whet your appetite. Enjoy!


Hi Everybody!

Well it’s finally here! It’s opening week for SUBTERRANEA.

We loaded all of the gear into the Connelly Theater on Sunday, and spent all day setting up the rigging, and starting to set the lighting plot.

You should get more info/tickets/directions here.

Here are bunch of pictures showing Day One of creating the stage and set for SUBTERRANEA.