Aerial Antics provides entertainment for festivals, private events, fundraisers, schools and more. Our refined and inspiring performances, mix the elegance of aerial dance with the excitement of dynamic twists and falls. We chose to call ourselves “Aerial Antics” to reflect our playful approach to choreography that incorporates elements of other performance arts. We happily tailor performances to your needs and can get you involved in the act if desired.
Through collaboration with other circus arts collectives such as Dragon's Ire, MeloFranatic and A Beautiful Smack to the Head we offer a variety of crowd animation options including: fire dancing, stilt walking and, LED glowing: Butterfly Dancers, bit whips, hula hoops, poi, devil sticks, levitation wands, and more.
Aerial Antics supports the artistic work of Cirquonscient, a collective of circus artists who create and perform original vertical theater pieces with a desire to promote awareness of contemporary cultural and social topics interpretatively through circus and other art forms both nationally and internationally.
Cirquonscient's original show Quantum Calamity won "Best of Festival" for it's venue at the 2019 Ottawa Fringe Festival and the troupe performed in Ireland in 2022.
More about Cirquonscient here.
For aerials, our technical requirements are minimum 13’ ceilings with rigging points or accessible structural beams, or the ability to set up our portable rig which sets to a maximum of 20' and has a 20' x 20' footprint. A site inspection will be necessary before we can confirm a performance. For convenience, we have our own certified rigger.
"Thank you so much for participating! It was a fantastic performance – we loved having you! I’ve only heard good things. Hoping we can work together again in the future."
Canadian Museum of Nature
"Dear Aerial Antics team from Glowfair,
We wanted to thank you for the fantastic performance and the creativity involved in your movements that captured the hundreds of people in the audience at Glowfair 2016 & 2017. Your group added the perfect glow factor to our Glowfit block. We look forward to partnering again in the future with members from Aerial Antics and watching how the magic unfolds before our very eyes!"
"It was a pleasure working with the Aerial Antics team. They were professional and were able to accommodate all of our requests. The performance really added a ‘wow’ factor to our event.”
National Arts Centre Foundation