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
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.