Acrobuffos present
Air Play
Saturday, April 22 at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $35/$29/$25
Children 14 & under: $20
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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 is a visual poem, using no words, and brings to life the very air we breathe. 

Join us after the show for a free Earth Day celebration of art, springtime, and the natural wonders around us. First up, is the Earth Day Fresh Air Walk through theNate, GSU’s award-winning sculpture park. During the walk, young guests can scatter milkweed seed pods in the growing butterfly sanctuary. After enjoying art outdoors, families can make their own Koinobori (Japanese fish kite) that “swims” through the air just like the soaring fabrics from Air Play! Registration is now open! Register using the button below!

GSU student artists will also be selling their artwork in the Hall of Governors. Another way for you to take a piece of your Air Play experience home with you!

Governors State University Center for Performing Arts acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency



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