Scientists wondered for years why hummingbirds could hover midair, whereas humans were restricted to the ground, finally agreeing that it's not fair and hummingbirds must be destroyed. Dance in the air like the now-extinct hummingbird with today's GrouponLive deal: for $17, you get one general-admission ticket to the Aerial Stars Over Denver exhibition and reception at Aerial Dance Over Denver on Saturday, August 27, at 7:30 p.m. (a $35 value). Doors open at 7:15 p.m.
The Aerial Stars Over Denver acrobatic performance troupe comprises the best students from Aerial Dance Over Denver's full-time training center, flying high alongside internationally performing professional aerialists. The circus-like performance suspends aerial artists high above the ground, where they tumble, twist, and spiral through the air, clinging to hoops, swaddled in elegant fabric swathes, or softly embraced by the claw of a mechanical crane. Audience members watch in awe as the muscular performance troupe pulls off its gravity-defying stunts, soon to be featured on a dazzling Starz On Demand commercial. Admission also includes a reception, where guests can indulge in tasty comestibles to satisfy sympathetic postperformance munchies.
Aerial Dance Over Denver
Gayle Lynne first took to the sky when she was 53, and was instantly hooked. Her dancing and ice-skating experience hadn’t prepared her for the joys of careening through the air on silks and hoops, but she quickly picked up on the skills, and was inspired to create a studio in which adults and children of all ages could also explore the sky. So Aerial Dance Over Denver was born, hosting air-borne maneuvers with 35 rigging points and seven aerial stations.
Gayle handpicked a fleet of experienced instructors, each primed with a background in dance, to lead students through classes and camps that introduce them to silk fabrics, trapeze work, and contortions—in which patrons increase their flexibility and learn to cram into small spaces, such as an unsuspecting family member's lunch box. Dangling from their material of choice, students perform a routine that builds strength and flexibility, scaled to suit beginners with slow and low maneuvers or veteran airborne artists with high-flying choreography.
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