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Organising entertainment for an event is a production in itself. So why not hire some professionals?

We offer a range of aerial and ground performances for festivals, corporate events and parties. Our shows can also be taken into schools through Theatre in Education Programs.

Aerialize is the high flying aerial acrobatic company, specialising in stunning swinging Trapeze, spinning Spanish Web, aerial Ballet and dramatic Silk and Rope drops. Your guests will also witness breathtaking feats from our acrobats, stilt-walkers, hula hoopers, jugglers and clowns. And of course our contortionists will be bending over backwards to ensure your next function has the WOW factor to be the most successful ever!

Our acts give your function or event a truly stylish and unique edge. We provide aerialists, aerial shows, stunning stilt walkers, contortionists, hula hoop artists, acrobats, jugglers and jesters. Each of our shows and characters can be tailor made for your event. Aerialize has public liability insurance and works with certified workcover riggers. Aerialize has been providing aerial and ground entertainment since 1999.

Some of the clients we have provide aerial performances for include:
Macquaire Bank, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Telstra, Vodafone, Nokia, Coca Cola Amatil, Ernst & Young, Sony, Maserati, Westpac, St George and NAB, Insurance Council of Australia, Schizophrenia Research Institute, Property Council, The Strand, Westfield Centres, Wesley Mission, Blacktown City Council, local councils and schools. We perform at all the major venues in Sydney and Australia and have performed in Europe and south east Asia.

Aerialize performers have appeared in Mission Impossible II, Uncle Toby TVC, NAVY TVC (UK, US), Splenda TVC (US), Ikea print ad, Foxtel TV1 Summer identity 2008 and an AFI short film.

The Aerialize training institute has appeared on Sydney Weekender, Mornings with Kerri-Anne, ABC J TV, Nickelodeon, Girl TV and in the Hi 5 Travelling Circus DVD. Aerialize has performed live in the Sydney Festival on the Opera House steps with Spanish company Les Comediens, In the 2000 Sydney Olympic Opening Ceremony, Dance Trax - the Studio, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Hoopla - Darling Harbour Circus and Street Theatre Festival, Cockatoo Island Festival, The Great Escape, Playground Weekender, We Love Sounds, Sleeze Ball and at the National Australian Circus Conferences.

Aerialize instructors are currently training performers from the Wiggles and Hi 5.

Our preferred rigging height is 8 metres or higher though we are flexible and some acts can work as low as 4 metres. Rigging points need to be rated to ˝ ton and in some circumstances 1 ton. We work with licensed and approved Workcover riggers at all events.
 

Booking information: Please contact our office on 02 9560 1233 and speak to Sha or email us at aerialize[at]optusnet[dot]com[dot]au for bookings. Prices vary according to event.

 

AERIAL ACTS

Aerial Tissue
The artist twists, turns and drops between twin sets of fabric suspended from the ceiling. This stunning and dramatic act is a mixture of aerial ballet, acrobatics and very impressive drops.
Minimum rigging height is 5m. Preferred height 8m. Ground area min 2m2. One rigging point per tissue with a minimum 1 tonne rating.
 
 
Aerial Ballet
Using the tissue, two or more artists work on the fabric both in the air and on the ground in a synchronized dance, twisting and turning high above the ground.
Minimum rigging height 5m. Preferred height 8m. Ground area min 2m2. One rigging point per tissue with a minimum 1 ton rating.
 
 
Spanish web
The artist climbs to the top of a rope and attaches her hand and/or her foot to a loop and is spun around in a spectacular fashion. This is a high energy act.
Minimum rigging height 5m. Preferred height 8m. Ground area min 5m2. One rigging point per web with a minimum 1ton rating.
 
 
Aerial ring
A steel ring is suspended from the ceiling and the artist gracefully moves around it in an elegant and dynamic display of aerial acrobatics.
Minimum rigging height 4m. Ground area min 2m2. One rigging point per ring with a minimum ˝ ton rating.
 
 
 
Triple Trapeze
A trapeze, which is three people wide with 3 artists supporting and catching each other and moving together to create a beautiful and synchronized routine.
Minimum rigging height 6m. Preferred height 8m. Four rigging points per trapeze rigged 600mm apart with a minimum 600kg rating each.
 
 
Swinging trapeze
The artist pushes the swing to a great height then performs dynamic and daring release tricks.
Two rigging points 600mm apart per Trapeze with a minimum 500kg rating.
Minimum height is 7 mtres. Ground point for lounge system needed.
 
Static trapeze
The artist twists, turns and drops around the bar and the ropes using strength and agility.
Minimum rigging height 4m. Preferred height 8m. Two rigging points per trapeze rigged 600mm apart with a minimum 600kg rating each.
 
 
Doubles trapeze
This is a dynamic and enthralling act with two acrobats high in the air catching and supporting each other.
Minimum rigging height 7.5m. Preferred height 8m. Two rigging points per trapeze rigged 600mm apart with a minimum 600kg rating each.
 
 
Corde-Lisse
A cotton rope is suspended from the ceiling. The artist climbs, drops and entwines themselves in the rope.
Minimum rigging height 5m. Preferred height 8m. Ground area min 2m2. One rigging point per corde with a minimum 1-ton rating.
 
   
Cloud Swing
The artist stands on a single length of rope and pushes it to a great height whilst performing daring release tricks.
Minimum rigging height 8m. Ground point for lunge system needed. Two rigging points per cloud swing rigged 3m apart with a minimum 600kg rating each and a point for the lunge.
   
Human Chandelier
A beautiful act with three or more artists working together creating amazing images on a spinning ring which looks like a chandelier.
Minimum rigging height 5m. Ground area min 2m2. One rigging point per chandelier with a minimum 1-ton rating.
   
Double Ring
Two rings suspended one above the other with the two artists moving gracefully between them, or two artists on the one ring supporting and catching each other.
Minimum rigging height 6m. Ground area min 2m2. One rigging point per ring with a minimum 1ton rating
 
   
Double Tissue
Two artists moving together and catching and supporting each other on the one tissue.
Minimum rigging height 6m. Preferred height 8m. Ground area min 2m2. One rigging point per tissue with a minimum 1ton rating.
 
   
  Bungy Trapeze
The artist is connected by bungy cord to a harness and drops off the trapeze flipping gracefully in the air and bounces back up.
Minimum rigging height 8m. Four rigging points per trapeze rigged 600mm apart with a minimum 600kg rating each.
 
  Rigging Logistics
Our preferred rigging height is 8 metres or higher though we are flexible and some acts can work as low as 4 metres. Rigging points need to be rated to ˝ ton and in some circumstances 1 ton. We work with licensed and approved Workcover riggers at all events.

 

GROUND ACTS

   
Contortion
Captivate your event goers with our incredibly bendy contortion duo.
This act begins with the two contortionists working separately, twisting and contorting themselves, performing acrobatic miracles in a syncronised routine. Then their bodies start to entwine as they support and fly on one another. Approx- 5min

The contortion act is available as a solo or duo performance.
Minimum ground area required for act is 4m squared.
Roving contortion is available, subject to the ground surface of the venue.
   
Hula Hoops
This act includes a vast compilation of hula-hoop skills to present an exciting, energetic and skilful performance. One to ten sparkling hoops are spun, twisted, and thrown to create a highly entertaining show for the spectators. However, it can also be an interactive show, involving people from the audience, giving them a chance to show off their skills. You can book hula artists to provide a 5-minute show or to do roving entertainment during an event.

Approximate length: 5 minute Show or 1 x 45 set
Minimum ground area required: 4 meters squared.
   
Juggling
Our performers have a range of juggling skills to delight your guests. The solo juggler will use clubs and balls to show off a range of skills with a theatrical flair. Or our duo jugglers can entertain you with club passing and hilarious antics. We can offer a short performance to music or roving sets to brighten your event.

Approximate length: 5mins or 1x45 minute set
Minimum ground area required: 4x4m
Ceiling height – at least 4m high is preferred
   
Dazzling Fire Dancers
The dazzling fire dancer/s create brilliant visuals to greet your guests against the backdrop of the night sky. Watch in amazement as the fire dancer/s twists and turns amongst the flames. See how they gracefully spin and move fire around their body.
 
Approximate length: 1x45 minute roving set
Minimum ground area required: 4x4m
Fire is best performed in an outdoor environment. Many venues have fire alarms, which need to be disengaged if you choose to have fire dancers inside.
   
Acrobatics Duo
A male and female paired performance which combines balances, dynamic skills, tumbling and choreographic elements. The acrobats use flexibility and strength to display powerful lifts and formations. This act creates a spectacular performance for the audience with the unique acrobatic skills created by the lifter flyer.

Approximate length: 5mins
Minimum ground area required: 4x4m
 
 

STILTWALKERS

At Aerialize, we offer a range of wonderful stilt walking characters to entertain your guests for meet and greet or themed occasions. Your venue needs to have ceilings high enough for a 3m person to walk about in. Our characters are stunning, fun, vibrant and even scary. Please see the following list of different characters we offer.

Stilt characters can grant wishes, blow bubbles, spin hula hoops, twirl fire or dance with feather boas.
2x 45 minute sets.
 

   
Can cans
Fun and vibrant Can Can girls on stilts spinning hula hoops and being cheeky with feather boas. They will entertain your guests by their cheeky behaviour and by generally creating mischief.

 
 
Mermaids
Beautiful watery mermaids on stilts surrounded by bubbles. These mermaids look stunning with their flowing long hair and shell skirts floating high in the air.
   
Ice Angels
Beautiful white angels from the far North granting wishes and blowing bubbles.
 
 
Left and Right
This hilarious pair of stilts are looking for a stilt walker, maybe its you! They will delight the audience with hula hooping and plate spinning.
   
Fire Birds
Stunning sparkling firebirds on stilts. Fire twirling optional.
 
 
Birds of Prey
These dark and mysterious birds towering over your guests will enhance your wicked event with their Hitchcockesque mood. (up to 3 birds)
   
Spiders
These majestic eight legged spiders will tower amongst your guests and may even be a little scary. These stilt walkers also have hand stilts on.
 
Dragon Fly Queens
These fun and flitty creatures sparkle in the sun and thoroughly entertain the kids. Great for festivals.
 
   
Birds Aflight!
Three large eggs roll onto the scene and out hatch three brightly coloured baby birds. The newborn chicks climb up onto the trapeze learning to fly. An evil bird of prey swoops down and scares the chicks from their perch. These birds are being observed by two very funny and rather silly bird watchers (twitchers). The Twitchers perform high rope acts whilst trying to get a bird’s eye view of their favourite species.

Performed on an outdoor rig, Birds Aflight! includes triple trapeze, aerial silk, aerial ring, Spanish web and swinging trapeze.

Logistics and Rigging: 30 minute show. Free standing outdoor rig is provided and a 12m square grass space is needed. (Can be adapted for indoors) Bump in is one day prior and bump out 4 hours.

Cast- 5 performers. Crew- 2 riggers & 1 stage manager
Requirements: PA sound system with operator and appropriate lighting
 
 

SHOWS

 

 
A King on Stilts
Welcome to the Kingdom of Binn, ruled over by the honourable King Birtram. After working hard all day, King Birtram likes to play on his Stilts. The Evil Droon, the King’s advisor, doesn’t believe Kings should have fun, so she steals the stilts and locks up the King’s page girl, Erica. Unable to carry on without Erica or his Stilts the King falls into despair and the Droon, aided by the Royal Guards rises to power. Brave Erica, escapes and retrieves the stilts. When the King, Erica and his Stilts are reunited, the Droon is locked away. Once again everything is right in the Kingdom of Binn.

A delightful story for the whole family, based on the Dr Seuss story ‘A King’s Stilts’. This show includes triple trapeze, stiltwalking, stilt trapeze, contortion, Spanish web, aerial ring and tissue.

Logistics and Rigging: 30 minute show. Minimum height is 8 metres. Ground space of at least 12m required. Set pieces include a large cupboard, throne and birdcage. Bump in and tech run 1 day prior and bump out after last show.

Equipment required: PA and speaker system and 2 radio mics. A stage area raised 600mm 5x6mtrs.

Cast- 7 performers, 1 musician

Crew- 1 rigger, 1 Stage manager
 
   
Superheroes
Lois Lane attempts to get the perfect shot for her newspaper The Daily Planet. She climbs up high for a better view but falls and gets tangled. Luckily, Superman hears her cries and swings to her rescue. In an amazing and beautiful double tissue routine he delivers Lois to safety.

Cat Woman and Wonder Woman are out to prove themselves. The two super women begin demonstrating their prowess and super flexibility, twisting, contorting and performing acrobatic miracles. Gradually their bodies start to entwine, and they support and fly on one another.

The evil Joker has stolen the loot and is trying to escape. Suddenly a Super-Girl arrives and attempts to fight him but she is overcome and climbs the rope to get away. The Joker spins her around in a daring and dramatic display of aerial artistry. A second Super-Girl arrives, and together the two of them defeat the Joker!

Logistics: 25 minute show. Minimum height is 6 meters. Ground space of 4m squared needed. Bump in 1 day, inc tech run with bump out same day. Music supplied on CD, Sound system with operator, lighting & stage required

Cast- 3 aerialists, 2 contortionists

Crew- 1 rigger, 1 stage manager
 
 

 
Poseidon - King of the Sea
This is an aerial show performed entirely over a 50m swimming pool. Poseidon debuted at the Blacktown Aquatic Centre as part of the Blacktown City Council Festival 2004.

Based on Greek mythology, the story shows the power struggles between the Goddess of War; Athena and the God of the Sea; Poseidon, in a unique aerial and theatrical production. Poseidon steals Athena’s fire causing the gods to become locked in war and affecting the lives of citizens of Athens. The mortals create a contest between the gods in order to bring peace back to the city.
Highlights of the show include, Poseidon diving from the aerial tissue into the pool, and a sailor being thrown into the sea on a flying fox. Audiences will witness flying horses, Athena’s handmaidens on the triple trapeze and a sailor swinging from the cloudswing, aerial silks, aerial ring, and fire dancing. The show includes laser light special effects by Light Design Australia and Chameleon Lighting as well as glowing stilt walkers and percussion by Circus Solarus.

Logistics and Rigging: 1 Hour Show. Minimum Height needed is 8m inside an aquatic centre. Bump in takes two days including evenings and bump out is after the last show.

Cast- 16 aerial and stilt performers.

Crew- 2 stage managers, 2 lighting operators, 2 riggers.
 
   
Circus Circus!
This is an entertaining and exciting cabaret-style stage show devised for clubs. First performed at the Ryde Eastwood leagues club, Circus Circus is a combination of fantastic circus acts including the trapeze, spinning hoops, aerial ring and tissue, Spanish web as well as singing, dancing, acrobatics and juggling delights.

Logistics and Rigging: 25 minute show. Minimum height is 5 metres. Lighting and sound operator needed.

Cast- 5 aerialists, 3 dancers, 3 musicians.

Crew- 1 rigger, 1 stage manager.
 
   
Aerial Cabaret
Aerial Cabaret sizzles with 1920’s French style Moulin Rouge circus characters. This is an entertaining aerial cabaret show including bath lady acrobatics, spinning hula hoops, comic clowning, dramatic aerial tissue, fast-paced Spanish web as well as dancing and singing. It is a fantastic show for both indoor and out door venues.

Logistics: 25 minute show. Minimum height is 8 meters. Ground space of 6m squared needed. Bump in 1 day, inc tech run with bump out same day.
Equipment requirement; PA system, radio mic and Stage.

Cast- 5 aerialists, 3 musicians.

Crew- 1 rigger, 1 stage manager
 
 
Spinning Cowgirl
A 15 minute outdoor show performed on a stand alone rig 6 metres high. The show is a combination of dynamic aerial acts including double trapeze, Spanish web, aerial tissue, acrobatics and contortion. Carlos, the Mexican cowboy is trying to woo the hearts of the cowgirls. He serenades the girls on the trapeze and shows off his strengths through aerial acts and acrobatics.

Logistics and rigging: 15 minute show. 6 square metres of ground space needed. Bump in requires 4 hours and bump out is same day.

Cast- 3 aerialists.

Crew- 1 rigger, 1 stage manager.
 

Booking information: Please contact our office on 02 9560 1233 and speak to Sha or email us at aerialize[at]optusnet[dot]com[dot]au for bookings. Prices vary according to event.

 

 

        Last updated 23rd May 2008.

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