Acrobuffos (United States)
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.
Please note: all children who enter the theater for this production must have a ticket and be at least three years old.
21st Century Skills
Check out our curriculum guide for activities, discussion prompts, and context information to prepare students for the performance.View Guide
Air Play: 'Awesomeness of Air' at the Science Center of Iowa
Visit the Science Center of Iowa the same day as the performance for this special air-based program.View Details
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