Becoming an acrobat is a more poised method of defying gravity than riding on an astronaut's back or repeating everything Isaac Newton says in a falsetto voice. Partake in vicarious soaring with this GrouponLive deal to Carnevolar III in the Aerialdrome at Emerald City Trapeze Arts. For $18, you get one ticket for general admission (a $35 value). Choose between the following dates:
- Friday, October 26, at 9 p.m.
- Saturday, October 27, at 9 p.m.
Emerald City Trapeze Arts keeps costumed revelers awestruck into the early morning with Carnevolar III: Vampyre Circus, an All-Hallows spectacle of aerial derring-do, masked merrymaking, and pulsing dance music. Upon arrival in the Aerialdrome, audiences nestle into cozy enclaves to gawk at the sky-splitting hijinks of veteran flyers from Cirque du Soleil shows—their graceful elevated choreography set to beats from a live DJ. After the nimble aeronauts take a bow, a dance party unfolds, peopled by a dreamlike company of circus-folk. Electronic pop-rock trio Electric Valentine helps limbs break free from the season’s taxing monster-mashing cycle with an endless supply of freshly hatched beats. Meanwhile, alcoholic beverages (not included in today’s deal) hydrate larynxes parched from engagement in heated debates on the ethical implications of ghostbusting.
Emerald City Trapeze Arts
Onlookers gasp as the graceful figure tumbles to earth in a slow-motion plunge. Her strong legs twist and spin down a billowing swath of deep-red fabric like a spider expanding its web. It is awe rather than fear, however, that draws the crowd's gasps, as the elegant descent is performed as a demonstration by one of Emerald City Trapeze Arts’ skilled instructors during a silks class. A dedication to teaching students of all ages and abilities the skills necessary to capture both the beauty and athleticism of the circus arts is the studio's main mission, upheld by a cadre of circus-grade instructors and a friendly staff.
Below the soaring ceiling of exposed old-growth beams of Seattle’s indoor venue or amid the warm breezes of Maui’s outdoor trapeze, students leap and balance on well-maintained circus apparatuses as their instructors correct their form and ensure their safety. The staff welcomes aerial enthusiasts to experience the sky-splitting thrills of all manner of circus specialty, from the flying trapeze to acrobalance to aerial hoop performed on the top of an elephant's stiletto. Along with high-flying classes, Emerald City Trapeze Arts’ crew celebrates the circus arts via dances and parties held within the whimsical-yet-rustic Seattle venue, from merriment-packed Halloween festivities to energetic performances by staff and students.