Across the Water packed the house at Galapagos April 3rd. Because so many people were not able to get in, Suspended Cirque is extending their run of Across the Water.
This event may have been met with such overwhelming enthusiasm, because it is different. It happens in intervals, around the audience-above them, in front of them, behind them- always engaging, never overwhelming.
Suspended Cirque, a talented and experienced group of performers are taking aerial work and acrobatics to another level, creating an evening that is unlike any other Friday night out. The pieces seen throughout the evening are site specific to Galapagos, using the space and the theme of water as artistic guides. Sensual without being burlesquey, artsy without being obscure, entertaining without trying too hard, Suspended Cirque presents an evening that is a little "De la Guarda" meets "O" done Brooklyn style.
This dynamic aerial troupe will perform on silk, trapeze, hoop, and just about anything that can be suspended. Cast of Suspended Cirque include: Joshua Dean, Ben Franklin, Michelle Dortignac, Angela Jones, Kristin Olness and Jennifer Avery. Members have been seen on Broadway in Cabaret, The Joyce Theater, Lincoln Center, National and International Touring Companies and performed with such names as Twyla Tharp. They have also been featured on the Sundance Channel, Good Day New York, an American Express Commercial, and soon to be featured on NOVA. Reviews have included "powerful stage presence" New York Times, and "compelling images" Backstage.
About the Company: Suspended Cirque
Suspended Cirque has created a new genre of aerial performance, integrating breathtaking aerial acrobatics, Their site-specific performance is inspired by the dramatic and unique qualities of the Galapagos Art Space — the audience sits on several large steel islands, surrounded by water on almost all sides. The performance takes place above, around, below, among the audience — no part of the performance space is left unexplored, and the audience is an integral part of the entertainment. Now, Suspended Cirque moves into Manhattan into a new exciting space where all parts of the theatre will be used. Think Cirque du Soleil , but with a more intimate, personal audience experience. Audience members will feel as much a part of the show as the performers!
May 28th (8pm) 21+
May 31st (3pm) All ages
Theater: Galapagos Art Space
Address: 16 Main St
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444