Acrobatics, like marriage, requires flexibility, trust, and enough love to forgive partners when they put their foot in their mouth. Watch the devotion unfold with today's Groupon: for $18, you get one ticket to No Surrender presented by Emerald City Trapeze at Aerialdrome (a $35 value). The performance and following dance party are on Friday, June 17. Doors open at 9 p.m., the show runs from 10 p.m. to midnight, and the dance party ends at 4 a.m.
No Surrender dazzles audiences with aerial arts and acrobatic trickery. During the performance, secretly hollow-boned trapeze artists from esteemed acrobat academies such as Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Brothers glide and twirl through a routine replete with body-twisting action. Video projections accompany the soaring escapades, creating enough stimulation for eyeballs to last until their next scheduled recharging. After the two-hour showcase, a dance party stretches into the dark night, its epic aural tapestries and ferocious rhythms pumped in courtesy of DJ Peter Worth. Emerald City Trapeze encourages performance and dance party attendees to wear fancy clothes or costumes.
Emerald City Trapeze Arts
Once upon a time, the Canal Boiler Works building in SODO housed Seattle's blacksmiths, who spent their days harnessing the power of fire and steel. Today, the building is still around, but its tenants tap into a different kind of power. Beneath a wood-beam ceiling, the aerialists of Emerald City Trapeze Arts fly through a 20,000 square foot studio, learning classic circus and trapeze skills from instructors with decades of experience. During aerial arts classes, students engage with silks, hoops, and ropes suspended in midair, mastering artful, fluid motions while simultaneously boosting their strength and coordination. Trapeze classes take things even higher; the studio's full-sized trapeze rig towers 30 feet in the air, recreating the thrills of big-top flips for beginners and seasoned aerialists alike. The space also invites students to try their hands at several other classic apparatus, including Trampoline and Cyr Wheel.
Although the air is their natural habitat, Emerald City Trapeze Arts' instructors teach earthbound classes, as well. Tumbling classes unlock youngsters' inner acrobats with cartwheels and somersaults, while pole fitness classes introduce the tricks and transitions needed to develop a full dance routine.
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