Acrobuffos: Air Play
4:00pm - 6:00pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Audience: Alumni, Current Student, Faculty, Families, Neighbor or Friend, Prospective Student, Staff
Sunday, February 18 / 2pm & 6pm
Individual tickets go on sale June 16 at 10am. Advanced tickets can be purchased May 8 at 10am as part of the Mix 4 subscription package (15% off and complimentary parking).
A circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, Air Play transforms ordinary objects into uncommon beauty. Umbrellas fly, fabrics soar over the audience, balloons swallow people, and snow swirls, filling the stage. With stunning images and gales of laughter, Air Play bounces on the edge of definition: part comedy, part sculpture, part circus, part theatre.
Created by circus performers Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone in collaboration with kinetic sculptor Daniel Wurtzel, Air Play was devised through years of experimentation with simple materials, movement, and technology. Great for all ages, Air Play creates beauty and inspires laughter across cultures and continents. No translation necessary, Air Play has played from the southernmost opera house in the world in Chile, to London’s Royal Festival Hall, Melbourne’s State Theatre, Shanghai’s Grand Theatre, and now Denver’s very own Newman Center. Air Play is a visual poem, uses no words, and brings to life the very air we breathe.
- “Making magic out of thin air.” - The New York Times
- “A brilliant demonstration of the human imagination.” - The Argus
- “A winning combination of visually stunning sculptures and cheeky but heartfelt storytelling that keeps both adults and children enthralled.” - British Theatre Guide
Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone are the creators, writers and performers of Air Play. Seth and Christina met at a circus in Afghanistan, became engaged while street performing in Scotland, married in China, and occasionally go home to New York City. Specializing in non-verbal physical theater and comedy, Seth and Christina have created seven shows together, competed in international circus festivals, performed in 28 countries, headlined at the Big Apple Circus, and were even featured on a postage stamp.