Airplay has been wowing audiences across the world and comes to the Lowry as one of only 4 UK dates on a major international tour.
This hour-long non-verbal spectacular is circus, street theatre, sculpture and poetry in one, the creation of acclaimed performers and husband (former professional juggler Seth Bloom) and wife (former professional ballerina Christina Gelsome) team who – of course – first met at a circus themselves.
Follow the story of two siblings through whose adventures familiar objects are transported to surreal lands. Through mesmerising performance and design, the magic of both childhood and using the imagination is brought to life.
Audiences and critics alike have championed the show’s enchanting and unifying appeal – as the air that we breathe is used to create awe-inspiring spectacles such as flying umbrellas, giant kites, fabrics dancing in the wind, enormous canopies of hovering silk, balloons that have a mind of their own and a huge snow globe that float within the auditorium.
Cited as having the rare effect of genuinely appealing to audiences of all ages and with the stellar creative team completed by air sculptor Daniel Wurtzel (whose air flow pieces such as Magic Carpet have gone viral as well as designing on Broadway and for grand masters of illusion Cirque du Soleil and Robert Lepage) and Director West Hyler (Cirque du Soleil, Big Apple Circus and Jersey Boys), Airplay promises to be an electrifying and memorable experience.
Airplay intends for the audience to “ride the wind and dream”. We love that all the best parts of the magic of street performance and circus spectacular (the awe-inspiring and alluring feats and collective experience that the audience and performers share together) can be experienced indoors at The Lowry this January.