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Levity® Academy Presents Original Aerial Ballet Cirque de Lorria: Gaia Dreams at the Spanos Theatre, April 17 & 18, 2020

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (February 18, 2020) – Levity® Academy, San Luis Obispo, the premier aerial silks and circus arts studio in San Luis Obispo, announces its feature-length, original aerial ballet Cirque de Lorria: Gaia Dreams, at the Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly’s Performing Arts Center on April 17 & 18, 2020.

The unique, visually dazzling, gravity-defying performance features a journey into the heart of the Earth’s animating spirit, “where the Earth is alive in every cell.”

A cast of more than 40 acrobatic performers take to the air on aerial moon, silks, lyra (hoops), cube, sphere, hammock, rope and other innovative apparatuses, in stunning displays of aerial artistry that transport audiences to a world of untamed wildness, vivid color, and elemental alchemy.

“Creating work that weaves nature and movement has always been my passion,” says Levity® Founder Lei Lei de Kirby, who collaborated with Levity® Academy Co-Owner Gigi Penton to create the original story line, aerial choreography, soundscapes, visuals and more for their second presentation of Cirque de Lorria. “I am so ready to bring this vision to life.”

Together, Lei Lei,and Gigi bring decades of performance, production and direction experience to Cirque de Lorria, which they share with local aerialists at Levity® Academy. Their students range in age from 5 to 45 and classes include a pre-professional track for aspiring performers. They also produce professional productions both locally and afar, and serve as the frontrunners of the local circus arts scene; most recently, the duo served as featured guest speakers for the pre-show lecture for Cirque Éloize at Cal Poly on February 11, 2020, and they produced the aerial performance entertainment at the recent TedX show, also at Cal Poly.

“After months of imagination, collaboration and rehearsals, we are so thrilled to

present this incredible show where animals fly, fire breathes, and audiences can drop into a colorful world where the fantastic is real.”

 

Cirque de Lorria: Gaia Dreams tickets, ranging in price from $20-$36, go on sale March 15, 2020 at tickets.calpoly.edu. The performance is appropriate for the whole family and takes place at the Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, 2020, starting at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30).

For more information about Levity® Academy, visit levityacademy.com, or find it on Facebook or Instagram (@LevityAcademy). For high resolution images,

 

About Levity® Academy

Levity® Academy, based on California’s Central Coast, in San Luis Obispo, specializes in aerial arts instruction for all ages, including pre-professional programs, teacher trainings and performances that will dazzle all audiences. Known for its strong aerial silk program, Levity® Academy also offers training and performance on specialty apparatuses such as aerial stars, moons, pyramids, spheres, cubes, nets, and more.

It is home to the internationally recognized aerial yoga teacher training program, Levity® Aerial Yoga. Levity® Aerial Yoga is a method that harnesses the power of the ultimate yoga prop—the aerial hammock. Levity® offers students the opportunity to defy gravity while becoming more connected to the earth. All teacher trainings are accredited through Yoga Alliance Continuing Education. For more information, visit http://levityacademy.com.

 

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