On Demand Nov. 30-Dec. 13  |  Streaming Event Air Play School Performance

Event Description

In Air Play umbrellas fly, fabrics soar over the audience, balloons swallow people, and snow swirls, filling the stage. With stunning images and gales of laughter, Air Play bounces on the edge of definition: part comedy, part sculpture, part circus, part theater.

A circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, Air Play transforms ordinary objects into uncommon beauty. Created by circus performers Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone in collaboration with kinetic sculptor Daniel Wurtzel, Air Play was devised through years of experimentation with simple materials, movement, and technology.

Great for all ages, Air Play creates beauty and inspires laughter across cultures and continents. No translation necessary, Air Play has played from the southernmost opera house in the world in Chile, to London’s Royal Festival Hall, Melbourne's State Theatre, Shanghai’s Grand Theatre, and continues to tour.

Air Play is a visual poem, using no words, and brings to life the very air we breathe.

Recommended Grades: K-5

Content available to stream on demand at a time of your choosing from November 30 through December 13, 2020. You may access content for your classroom multiple times. One registration per classroom required.

Streaming content includes:

  • Pre-show Classroom Connections Workshop video
  • Introduction video from the artists of Air Play explaining the art of clowning
  • Performance videos (in two segments, roughly 25 minutes each)
  • Video from the artists of Air Play explaining the creation of the show
  • Pre-recorded Q&A video with the artist of Air Play
  • Post-show Classroom Connections Workshop video

Registrations may be completed online with a credit card. Please contact us to register with a purchase order. Full payment is required prior to receiving access to the performance content. For questions regarding Streaming Performances for Schools, contact us at 216-348-7909 or [email protected].

Cleveland Metropolitan School District teachers: CMSD schools and approved partner and sponsor schools (see approved list here), contact us at 216-348-7909 or [email protected] for ordering instructions.