Aerial Angels Academy and the 2017 Pro Course students are excited to announce our next show production “BRAVE – Aerial and Dance Unleashed”.
Once again, pushing the boundaries of Gold Coast Aerial School performance standards this show will feature incredible aerial artistry, high energy dance, live singing, specialty acts, fire art, guest artists and a few surprises.
As a combined production from Aerial Angels and Ikin Dance (two of the Gold Coast’s best Event Entertainment Companies), this is sure to be a night to remember. Over a year in the making the performers will be showcasing what bravery means to them.
ADJECTIVE: ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage NOUN: a warrior VERB: endure or face (unpleasant conditions or behaviour) without showing fear
Guest performances include the talented Aerial Singing Diva Alysia Rose and our very own Cirque Contortion Duo the Cameron Twins.So mark November 9 on your Calendar folks, for tickets go to:
The cast is home, the freight is back and all of our loose ends have been neatly packed away. Our 3 month show, Cyber Illusion Spectacular is finished and we don’t want to say goodbye so let’s just say, until next time!
It is not often we get to stop and think about the mammoth task we have just undertaken over the last 9 months. This time though, we are allowing ourselves a moment to revel in the production that we spent so much of our lives creating over this past year.
To the average person, watching a stage production is 1 hour of feeling and saying; “oh wow, that was great!” (hopefully) and then that’s it. Our blood sweat and tears for the last 250 days to get the show to this point comes down to bums on seats and a positive reaction from an audience that is probably already exhausted from a day of adventure in a theme park or sight seeing the local attractions. To us though, their reactions are everything.
From choosing the concept of the show, to deciding on feature acts, from the budgets to the script work, to the lighting designer, graphics team and the special effects supplier. From the costuming to choosing the dance cast, to finally ensuring our end client is most importantly, happy, every pain staking decision was evaluated, measured and tested. We agonised over the small things like the segue for Soul Mystique to the music in the finale. Once the whole show was conceptualised… then came the logistics. Let’s just send a stage production and a cast to Hong Kong for 3 months, they said… It will be fun, they said!
Well, it was fun but for those looking in please know that it was NOT easy! There was a tender process for this show and many rules, regs and hoops we needed to jump through in order to secure the project before we even got the chance to be creative. It’s this challenge that deters most productions houses but we revel in it!! The challenge is set and we work at making it a success.
All of the team in the office are ex-performers and when we were younger and still actively performing we used to worry about things in the pre-production stage of our shows like the elastic on our skull cap being a little chokey, it was the end of the world to us! How can I perform and swallow under duress!!??
When you have your role as a performer we are focused on doing the best we can in that designated position, never did we realise what a small piece in the gigantic puzzle we were. Why doesn’t the producer and Stage Manager care about the irritated skin on my neck or my inability to swallow comfortably!!?? Someone show me my contract!!
Now, being on the other side of the production, yes we can appreciate the ill-fitting costumes and the long pre-production days. We want our performers to know how we value their hard work and how they bring our shows to life. But, there is the juggle now of understanding how our performers feel and their need to be nurtured to ensuring the show actually goes on when there is an oil leak on the stage from a faulty smoke machine and the enormous monetary penalties from a no show is looming over your head.
In all of our body of works the artists are the internal organs of the show, without them we are lifeless, our shows would not be what they are without them. We adore them and hope to hell that we have been there for them in times of irritated skin and tired legs from long rehearsal days.
For now though, we are now gearing up for the next production and cannot wait to see what challenges it brings and triumphs it creates!!!
Graduates of the 2015 Pro Course performed in an incredible show ‘STAND OUT’ this week!
The graduates of our Pro Course put on mind blowing performances at the Gold Coast Arts Centre on Thursday night!! Ikin Dance also had the Full Time Graduates of 2015 dance up a storm on stage!
Our aerialist featured in 6 main performances. Christine Ibraham wowed the Audience as opening number of the night with her amazing Vocal Lyra number.
Our second act was the Windows featuring Darcie Boatswain and Tara Biddulph who put on a extraordinary performance.
Next was Sarah Jane Morgan and Liv Desira who put on a breath taking performance on the Silks. Christine Inrahim then returned to the stage with Lara Milligan to showcase a Synchronised Lyra act which was just magic to watch! To throw some light and fun into the night, Bridgette Murphy and Julia Burey put on a show stopping number on the double trapeze. Our final number for the night was the Triple Trapeze featuring Charley Hiller, Victoria Deeley and Sarah Bass.
This triple act was another phenomenal performance where the girls shined so bright on the stage.
Well done to all our 2015 Graduates! What an incredible evening! We look forward to seeing what our 2016 Pro Course brings.
Another event has taken place in China for the launch of a new estate in the province of Foshan, China.
One of our most popular short stage shows called, “Cirque Fusion” was sent over with 12 cast members. Cirque Fusion is fantasy realm show where cheeky characters, dazzling aerial artists and amazing acrobats present a Cirque sensation on centre stage, it is a spectacular high energy production with a colourful flair. We love this show as it has a solid base of performers and we are able to tweak the theming to suit our individual clients needs.
This particular client asked for the Fantasy & Tribal versions of the show which we were able to create with the same acts but just needed to tweak costuming, music and sets to make the shows work.
Opening with our five stunning professional dancers into our Triple Trapeze aerialist routine that takes your breath away the audience is automatically captivated. Our main feature acts for this event was firstly our Hand Balance artist, Danik and our Ground Adagio Duo act from Poland, Jacek & Pawel. The fast paced finale to the show was a Dual Silk routine performed by our core aerialists.
The team were remarkable performing the show 3 times in one day at an outdoor event in 34 degree heat… Not for the faint hearted!! The cast travelled into China the night before the shows and were on their way home the day after, a quick and brief trip with a whole lot packed into it!!
We thank our amazing team of Aerial, Dance, Hand Balance & Ground Adagio performers for their efforts once again!!
Aerial Angels, the leader in Aerial and Acrobatic entertainment!!!
Well, our event company Gold Coast was busy last few weeks for some of our amazing professional performers with three big international events.
We had one of our Aerial Angels fly over to beautiful Fiji for a one-night corporate entertainment Brisbane & Australia wide event. Talk about going to paradise for a couple of days. Hardly can call it work. Our beautiful angel performed an aerial silks routine.
Then we had two more of our Aerial Angels and our head Rigger Mr Martin Morrow fly to Papua New Guinea this week to perform for the launch of a new liquor product at one of the leading hotels. Not only were our Aerial Angels stunning in the air but they were also performing off a crane. This makes the performance even all the more visually spectacular because of the great height they can perform at. The Aerial Angles also then hung off our entertaining Aerial Perch to serve the new beer. Serving drinks upside down – now that is a talent in itself.
Three of our Aerial Angels team flew to Singapore to perform at one of the Shopping Centres over there. Wowing the audiences was our chair stack acrobat and also a comedy acrobatic/juggling Duo. They worked hard in Singapore for 10 days doing 2-3 shows per day. Our event company Gold Coast working in the extreme heat is something our performers had to quickly adjust too.
Next week we have another team of 11 performers flying over to China for a day of jam packed Cirque style shows. This is a repeat booking from our team who amazed the crowds in China in early June. We have one of our baby Angels making her international debut on this trip.
The Aerial Angels performance team get to travel all over the world to perform. It is something so fabulous – to be able to get paid to travel and see different parts of the world whilst doing what you love – performing and making people smile with your creative talents. We are always forever grateful for these experiences and memories that will last us and our performers a lifetime.
We want to throw one of our most successful and sort after acts ever created into the spotlight this week;
The “Aerial Perch” is… An aerial hostess perched high in the air, on an elegant custom made aerial chair, who then swings down to pour Champagne for her adoring guests below her.
A new way to engage your audience and strengthen brand experience through an interactive Champagne service, the Aerial Perch is a must at your next corporate entertainment Brisbane & Australia wide event.
The perfect ingredient to create a celebratory atmosphere and for the seasoned event goer who thinks they have “seen it all”.
Our Aerial Perch is our alternative option to our Aerial Parlour which is our original and much larger Aerial Champagne Service Option.
This service can run for up to 1 hour with up to four perches running at the same time, perfect for pre-dinner drinks or cocktail functions. Longer durations can also be achieved, please contact our office for a customised package.
Our hostess’ perform 3 x 15 minute sets within the hour on the Aerial Perches, they are aided by a gorgeous promotional model dressed in formal attire or themed costuming who assists by handing champagne bottles and encouraging guests to partake. We have up to 4 Perches available for hire.
The aerialists will climb down her silk every 15 minutes to break for 5 minutes whilst still ensuring continuous drinks service.
There are two ways to host the Aerial Perch in your venue ensuring it can be utilised at all events:
Option 1: Rigged from a point
This is the quickest & easiest option. We require a rated point which can hold a minimum of 500kg’s. Ceiling height must be at least 6m. We also require the use of a an elevated work platform if access to the ceiling is otherwise not possible.
Option 2: Free Standing rig
If your venue does not have the points to host the apparatus, we can provide a free-standing rig. The truss provided can be dressed in satin sheaths to suit your event or company colours for an added fee.
Please contact the office if you would like to hear more about the fabulously unique, “Aerial Perch”.
One of our favourite clients, Dreamworld has been good enough to invite us along this weekend to partake in the “Gold Coast 2015 Business Exchange Post Famil” It will be a fabulous night and once again we get to show case our new range of acts, “Candy Treats”.
We have chosen to showcase our Candy inspired roving acts amongst others as it suits Dreamworld’s new candy store dining room, “Fudge & Nuts” perfectly! We love that we can suit entertainment so perfectly to such fabulously inspired venues. The brief is Willy Wonka, colourful and fun… We are sure our performers will outdo themselves again!
On arrival to these types of corporate entertainment Brisbane, Gold Coast & Australia wide events, guests can be greeted by, “the Candy Man” as well as the fun and colourful “Roller Candy” and “Candy Tray” girls. A pop of colour, movement and fun as soon as guests arrive.
The Candy Man entertains guests with his quirky nature and colourful costuming and tricks. He is an accomplished Emcee and actor with oodles of experience. The makeup alone, done by our amazing resident artist, Julz is a feature in its own right!
All of our acts can be suited to this theme including aerial and stage feature acts. Our “Candy Roller girl” and her giant over sized props are a fabulous addition to these types of events. Our clients can choose from the oversized popcorn, fairy floss or lollypop. All custom made and one of a kind! These giant hand held props provide great photo opportunities.
Stay tuned for more candy style images coming soon!
Face painters and balloon twisters having a ball at Seaworld the other day, very cute and excellent fun for your family friendly event, a private birthday party or shopping centre holiday activity to keep customers entertained!
The Aerial Angels performers here are bringing lots of smiles to little kiddies on Anzac Day.