Aeriosa welcomes long time dancer Julia Carr into a new position as Assistant Artistic Director starting February 28, 2022.
Julia Carr has always been a delight to work with and anyone who knows her is aware she’s a dedicated and beautiful dancer.
We are so excited to have her bring her talents as a creator, director, administrator and choreographer to Aeriosa’s leadership team.
Look for the next Spring Quarterly Newsletter where you will be able to read more about her in the Special Connections section.
Photo credit Pattie Mackenzie
Bravo, toi toi toi! Our friend and peer, vertical dance artist Suzanne Gallo recently wowed San Francisco Bay Area audiences inLove, a state of gracepresented by Zaccho Dance Theatre and Grace Cathedral.
We are so thrilled to share that Aeriosa’s multi-talented Guest Teacher, Suzanne Gallo, was a part of a moving and gorgeous new vertical dance performance this month!
Presented byZaccho Dance Theatreand Grace Cathedral, “Love, a state of grace” was a four-day performance installation from February 11 to February 18, 2022, at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral. With over 100-foot ceilings, stained glass, and multiple chambers, Grace Cathedral provided a multifaceted platform of many vantage points for the audience.
Choreographed and directed byJoanna Haigood, “Love, a state of grace” featured six of the Bay Areas most talented aerial dancers interacting with original props created by collaborating designersWayne CampbellandSean Riley. These props included an anchored 90-foot ladder and 70-foot swinging pendulum, each a unique response to the rhythms and height of Grace Cathedrals Gothic design.
ComposerWalter Kitundu’s sound score incorporated recorded material, the activation of live acoustic instruments within the space, the Cathedral's massive pipe organ, and voices of a small choir, all in conversation with the Cathedrals cavernous interior space and prolonged reverberation. Theologians Yohana Junker andClaudío Cavalhaesdesigned a series of meditations and small rituals that the audience engaged throughout the Cathedral.
Watch Suzanne launch an awe inspiring giant swing during the performance Love, a state of grace
Aeriosa’s Mobile Production Facility
Our new van will be arriving in Victoria, BC soon so we will be ready for touring this summer. We have been looking forward to having the ability to transport and store our equipment for a long time and are so excited to put it into action this year! We are still playing with ideas for the design on the outside of the van. Jump onto social media posts and share your comments.
Aeriosa is often inspired by nature. When dancing outdoors, we regularly encounter other species. This next column is dedicated to learning about our friends in flight.
Hyalophora euryalus, the ceanothus silkmoth, is a moth of the family Saturniidae. It is found in the dry intermontane valleys and interior of British Columbia, Canada, south to Baja California in Mexico. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)
Range: British Columbia east to western Montana, south through Washington, western Oregon, and California to Baja California Sur. Family: Saturniidae Subfamily: Saturniinae Identification: Wings are red to brownish red. Areas outside the narrow white postmedian lines are also red to brownish red, but may have black overscaling. Cell spot on the hindwing is shaped like an elongated comma and touches or breaks the postmedian line.