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February 17, 2018 Des Moines Civic Center

Please note: Latex balloons will be used and may come in contact with the audience

Ride the wind and dream with AIR PLAY, a modern spectacle that brings to life the very air we breathe. 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 forever alters their future.

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.

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Running Time 1 hour
Please note: all patrons, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket to be permitted into the theater for this production. For All ages, recommended for 5+

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Des Moines Performing Arts is excited to continue a sensory-friendly initiative as part of the Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Family Series. The 10AM perforance of AIR PLAY will be a sensory-friendly performance.

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Education Opportunities

Pre-Show Discovery Party

Join us in the Civic Center lobbies one hour prior to the Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Family Series presentation of AIR PLAY. This free pre-performance event will be filled with family art-making activities, demonstrations and other fun programs! Free to ticketholders.


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