SWINGIN' AT JACK'S: AN AERIAL CIRCUS CABARET

Genre: Comedy, Dance, Musical, Other
Suspended Cirque

The year is 1947 and Jack’s gin joint is the hottest place in town. From the moment you walk in, you realize you are in another era.  The saucy French maitre-d orders you to take your seat as the flirty cigarette girls try to sell you a jujubee along with your cigarette. Above, the strapping stagehand rigs apparatuses for the show when suddenly the sultry songstress who stole Jack’s heart shows up.  The party goes into full swing (so to speak) as this cast of saucy characters kicks up their heels to the best jazz ensemble this side of the river. Watch their personal dramas unfold in the air (on ropes, trapezes, and hoops) and below (dancing, singing, and playing instruments) all with a little sass, class, a wink, and a smile. Dress up in your 40’s best and be swept into a decadent swing-time era where everything unfolds practically in your lap. You know you’ve found real intimacy when you can reach out and touch it


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!

Open:   04/04/10
Close:   04/25/10

Schedule:
Every Sunday evening in April.
April 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th.
Preshow begins at 7:30pm and show begins at 8:00pm.
Theater:   Galapagos Art Space
Address:   16 Main St
Dumbo, NY
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Subway Info: A or C to High St or F to York St 2 or 3 to Clark

Cost:$25.00 / Adult, $20.00 / Student, Union Member, Dressed in 1940's Costume
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
Company: Suspended Cirque         Official Web Site: www.suspendedcirque.com
 
Ben Franklin Jack Jameson, Jr.


 
Joshua Dean Fred Walker

 

 
Michelle Dortignac Anna Clicquot

 Michelle Dortignac has been a New York City artist, dancer and performer for the past 15 years. She has always enjoyed participating in the uncommon side of the performance and entertainment world, allowing her to explore a wide range of movement and performance techniques. During her career, Michelle has trained in and performed Aerial Acrobatics, Corporeal Mime, Butoh, Contact Improvisational Dance, and Yoga.

She has even developed and teaches her own style of Yoga – Unnata™ Aerial Yoga which is gaining worldwide notice. She has performed in such unique and diverse locations as the airport in El Salvador, Central America, the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage (Brooklyn, NY), the Joyce Theater (NY, NY), and the Dallas Cowboys stadium in Dallas, TX.

Also a choreographer, Michelle creates (and has created) her own routines in the air, on the floor, and for video.

 
Angela Jones Lucille Armignac

 Angela Jones was born in Germany and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. After graduating from Stanford University, she headed straight for New York to pursue a career in Dance. Soon she became known for her “powerful stage presence” and “wild energy” New York Times, and for “taking deeply felt intangibble notions and making them visual,” Backstage. She showed her work at such places as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Joyce Soho, Theater Artaud in San Francisco, and the Skirball Center of NYU.

When she sprained both her ankles, she decided it was time to leave the floor and went to Berlin to train in aerial work. After she returned, she met her trapeze partner, Laura Witwer, and they started the company ImaginAerial. Soon the two were performing all over the world, Greece, Portugal, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Bangkok, Mexico, the Carribbean, and Romania. They also toured the US everywhere from Hawaii to Washington DC. The two will be featured in the fall on NOVA, and Jones has been featured as a soloist on the Sundance channel as part of the Next Garde series.

Angela joined Suspended Cirque when Laura became pregnant, and is excited to be performing again with such a dynamic group. She is enjoying revisiting her past as a dancer/choreographer and creating new work that knows no bounds physically or creatively.

 
Kristin Olness "Sassy" Sue Miller

 Kristin Olness is a professional aerialist and aerial instructor, as well as certified yoga instructor, Broadway dancer and choreographer.

Kristin played Helga in the ‘98 Tony Award Winning revival of Cabaret and was the co-recipient of the Fred Astaire Award. Recently she was the featured aerialist in the Westchester B’way revival of Barnum. She has toured the U.S. as a principal aerialist with Cique Le Masque, Cirque on Ice, Circus Nexus, and the ImaginAerialists.

She can be seen in the PBS special ” My Favorite Broadway” as well as other TV appearances. She has choreographed for many different venues such as “The Fantasticks” for Walnut Theater and as far as China in the “American Culture Show”.

She currently teaches the aerial arts at Trapeze School N.Y. More information about Kristin can be found on her website: KristinOlness.com.