All aboard! The Aerialize locomotive takes you on a great railway adventure
through the air. Ride the steam train and witness
the plight of a damsel in distress saved by Penelope Pittstop, watch a
carriage of children clambering up ropes and be charmed by our bustling
Bollywood market place. In act two our train bursts into the 21st Century
and watch men at work in the yards, Donna from the suburbs, our hip-hop
teenagers and be scared by the ghosts of the haunted station.
OFF THE RAILS was our 9th annual circus and aerial showcase, displaying the
talents of our students and instructors working together to create dynamic
aerial and physical theatre performances. With a cast of 60 performers aged
from 6 yrs through to over 50 years of age and a crew of around 20 people.
this performance was a wonderful opportunity for our students to gain
greater performance experience. We showed for two nights and two matinees
with 1400 audience members experiencing Aerialize’s talent.
OFF THE RAILS received a great response from the attendees and sponsors and
received editorials in metropolitan street press, the Sydney Morning
Herald’s METRO, Spectrum and, SUN HERALD, as well as on air promotion via
FBi Radio 94.5FM.
do like cucumber sandwiches…”
From the dawn of time to the age of innocence, bawdy baroque, High Tea
Ladies, swinging 60s, and tragic 80s complete with big hair, flash dance and
poser attitudes…it’s High Time.
HIGH TIME was
Aerialize’s eighth annual student production and was performed in the Great
Hall, Marrickville. The cast included amateur student performers and
professional aerialists working together to create a dynamic, entertaining
and breath-taking production.
TRUTH(2005) THE STILTED TRUTH
is an energetic and breathtaking piece of circus theatre, racing along to
jazz & zydeco music from old time New Orleans. A young girl faces adversity
as she attempts to save a city from ruins.
THE STILTED TRUTH
featured some of Sydney's leading aerial and circus performers in a dynamic
display of trapeze, stilt-trapeze, aerial tissue, acrobatics, stilt-walkers,
strong women, flexible men and daring kids!
EXPERIMENTO(2004) From the wilderness of the jungle to the dirty crowded streets of
the suburbs, witness live snakes, human chandeliers, aerial bowling ladies,
aerial sloths, cloud-swingers, trapeze artists and rope dancers.
EXPERIMENTO was Aerialize’s fifth annual student
production, performed in the Great Hall in Marrickville. The cast included
students in trapeze, rope, tissue Spanish web and acrobatics as well as
children from the circus classes. Two beautiful lithe white live snakes
joined that cast from the Australian Reptile Park for each production.
SLEEPLESS CITY(2003) "Sleepless City
takes the action to a whole new dimension.
(Aerialize) lift the story off the ground and into the rafters from the
ordinary into the surreal" - Troy Lennon, Daily
CITY features some of Sydney's best aerial and
physical theatre performers. Exploring all aspects of circus, music, dance,
song and theatre, SLEEPLESS CITY
is unquestionably one of Sydney's most extravagant and dynamic aerial and
circus performances. The show's theatrical style reflects the reality of
city life where homeless people and cleaners share the street and where
business people rush to get to work through gang fights in the city.
Shelalagh McGovern, the show's director describes SLEEPLESS
CITY as "an eclectic performance which tells a
mythical tale of heroes and villains high in the air." The show features
death defying circus acts, spins and twists high above the ground on acts
such as the trapeze, cloud swing, corde lisse, swinging aerial acrobatics
and unbelievable contortionists.
SLEEPLESS CITY was
devised by Aerialize members and choreographed by Averil Yeo. With design
students and performers from Enmore TAFE Events and Entertainment providing
spectacular costuming, set design and lighting, SLEEPLESS
CITY proved to be a true community collaboration.
SLEEPLESS CITY performed
at the Newtown Theatre 2003.
Step into the high-low life of Geisha girls, swinging trapeze
performers, hula dancers, blues notes, wicked beats and feats of rare rope
and web artistry. Aerialize transformed Newtown Theatre into an Asian
influenced bar hosting experimental contemporary musicians and showcasing
students of Aerialize -Sydney Aerial Theatre.
Acts included stunning aerial silk performances, swinging cloud swing
artists, rope acts, the Spanish web with special performances from Hula
Delux and contemporary blues singer Mary-Jon Berna. Berna performed in a new
collaborative performance with lyrical singing trapeze artist Shelalagh
Sydney’s brilliant groove band Entropic mixed up a concoction of live
ambient dance music with snatches of improvisation from the trumpet, guitar
and piano. Sydney’s electronic DJ Deep Child played fantastic, smoky
dub-funk tracks from his highly acclaimed albums Chocolate Dubs and Hymns
performed at the Newtown Theatre 2002.
CABARET is a daring exploration of music,
dance, circus and theatre. Echoing films such as 'Metropolis' and 'The
Cabinet of Dr
CABARET recreates a world both dark and dangerous,
full of promise and beauty. An underground world where strange bets are
made, secret messages carried and unrequited love fulfilled. The
tragic-comic, decadent world of 1920s German Cabaret is updated to the
present with costuming by Enmore TAFE students.
A cast of 15 characters included a trapeze swinging fortune teller, an
enigmatic concierge, a gangster called Mac the Knife and two lovers locked
in a deadly aerial transaction. The Cabaret Band accelerando provided
spirited gypsy melodies reminiscent of a rainy day in Paris with old
melodies plucked from the guitar, fiddle and the accordion.
CABARET performed at the Adelaide Fringe Festival
and Newtown Theatre in 2002.
In the shadows of a deserted fairground, enter a strange new place
that lies between reality and dreams. Here is a place where
walls move, pictures watch you and a room expands into a magical island. Be
lured into a world inhabited by wonderful characters such as the seductive
Lorelei, Rapunzel and the cool Ice Queen. The plug monster and other
childhood terrors like the scary creature under your bed and giant spiders
come back to haunt us.
Fairytales and myths come to life in a dazzling display of trapeze, rope and
acrobatic performance. Bodies hang suspended from the ceiling, dangle from
ropes and fly overhead. Playful characters tease the audience and draw them
into their games. Beware, you may fall under the heady spell of the voodoo
Sydney Aerial Theatre Association (SATA) presents TALES
FROM THE DARK a high-energy aerial spectacular. Fusing acrobatic
skills, dance, theatre and music, SATA presents a fresh and original
approach to circus. The show is directed by Aimee Thomas and Shelalagh
McGovern, co-founders of SATA and Aerialize. The show is performed by
students of SATA and features the original music of Michael Lyre from
Monsieur Camembert and Vicious Hairy Mary.
TALES FROM THE DARK performed at Hut 24 in
AERIAL FANTASY was
Aerialize’s first annual production performed at the Addison Rd Centre
Marrickville. Set in an aerial fantasy world the production consisted of
many quirky and varied aerial acts. A blind-folded trapeze artist, a black
and white French clown, Spanish web, doubles trapeze and pole climbing. An
art exhibition by Bernard Bru was also on display in the foyer of the venue.
This performance raised money for a student who had injured herself during
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