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Open Air Outdoor Aerial Festival

Aug 3 / Saturday

4:00 pm

Open Space for Arts & Community

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Join us for an afternoon of drama and delight at our annual Open Air Outdoor Aerial Festival! Open Space is proud to present the only aerial festival featuring internationally touring artists, local aerialists, and students from Vashon’s own UMO School of Physical Arts. Choreographed aerial spectacles will enchant as you relax and bask in the breezy summer vibes. Blue skies and natural wonder offer an idyllic setting to see our agile acrobats fly through the air—these impressive, ethereal acts are all the more magical in the sparkling sunlight of summer!

Starring Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma of a “Poet’s Magic,” a regionally known performance artist and published poet; Upswing Aerial Dance Company directed by Cherie Carson, an internationally touring aerial dance company from the Bay Area; Shannon Gray, an international touring artist from the Bay area; Shadie Iliacus (Sadie LaDonna & Shawn Kellogg), professionally touring circus artists and founders of Pop-up Movement, teachers at UMO School of Physical Arts and SANCA in Seattle; Danya Volkov, a Seattle aerialist from Unfiction Work; and Thy Alybaba, a local contortionist and acrobat.

We’re also thrilled to present performances from local aerial artists who have graduated from the UMO School of Physical Arts, including Sarah Smith, Annie Crawford and Emma Rose DeSantis, Josie Slade, Madeline Schroeder, and Solrun Heuschert. Additionally, current UMO students including Allene Rodriguez-Miller and Raena Joyce will be sharing their talents!

Don’t miss this unique magical event proudly offered by Open Space for the Vashon community.

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019

Time: 4pm

Suggested donation of $12, no one turned away for lack of funds! Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and the whole family. Aeggy’s pop-up kitchen will be there with delicious food.

Photos by Michelle Bates

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