Defying Gravity from Wicked runs through my mind as I watch my friends on the trapeze.
is coming this summer to the Kimmel Center (presale secret word – GRAVITY
). Go see it, I did 5 times.
The 2013 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) is in town through April 27, 2013. There are many shows, exhibits and demonstrations to experience like Rufus Wainwright, Savion Glover and daily Free Plaza Performances. One of the most exhilarating activities to participate in is the Fly School Circus Arts or trapeze
PR extraordinaire, Kory Aversa
, Aversa PR
who always seems to be involved in the most out of the box interesting events like Dinner en Blanc,
and Smokin’ Betty’s Puppy Love
, is also doing the publicity for Fly Circus School
and invited me to come out and cover it for a few days (Next up Flavors on the Avenue.
). It was great fun living vicariously through my friends who took the 2 hr lessons and experienced what it was like to fly with the greatest of ease through the air. First up 6ABC’s Adam Joseph who gets a lesson on the ground on how to hang upside down on the bar in the air.
One of the most daring things I saw all week was Adam Joseph give the weather report from 30 feet above the ground
reading the little-list of details on a sheet of cardboard, held by my friend David Pershica
David’s a professional tap dancer here and in NYC and he’s depicted in a mural on the PHL airport’s parking garage. You might recall at the 2011 PIFA they had those photos on a slideshow against the Kimmel Center wall on Broad Street in the evening. Check him out, take a tap dancing class you’ll love it
Here we go, we have lift off with Kristin Detterline
9 year old Dillon
so give her a vote please. Plus Cori Moskow
For folks who were able to get their legs up to the bar in a reasonable time, they were chosen to go onto the next step where you would be caught by another person swinging by another bar.
Marisa Magnatta, from WMMR’s Preston & Steve Show
Here’s Marisa Magnatta’s entire performance
Then after all that there’s navigating to get off the net, which is a whole nother post. Flying Trapeze classes are $55 for the 2 hour session. Free to watch. Either way was a blast. PS Last Saturday it sold out, so get your tickets early
9 year old Dillon (I kinda like that name)