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★★★★ “A joy from start to finish, Air Play will entrance children, and will act as a great reset button for stressed adults.” – Sydney Morning Herald
Umbrellas fly, fabrics soar over the audience, balloons swallow people and snow swirls, filling the stage. A visual poem, using no words, brings to life the very air we breathe. With stunning images and gales of laughter, Air Play bounces on the edge of definition: part comedy, part sculpture, part circus, part theatre, all while transforming ordinary objects into uncommon beauty. Great for all ages!
Join us for POP starting at 12 PM for fun & free activities on the plaza!
Each person in your party, even babes in arms, must have a ticket.
A circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, Air Play transforms ordinary objects into uncommon beauty. Created by circus performers Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone in collaboration with kinetic sculptor Daniel Wurtzel, Air Play was devised through years of experimentation with simple materials, movement and technology.
Great for all ages, Air Play creates beauty and inspires laughter across cultures and continents. No translation necessary, Air Play has played from the southernmost opera house in the world in Chile, to London’s Royal Festival Hall, Melbourne's State Theatre, Shanghai’s Grand Theatre and continues to tour.
Air Play is a visual poem, using no words, and brings to life the very air we breathe.
The New York Times took street-performing style and moved Air Play toward a more narrative piece described as “a philosophical expedition into what air is.” Click here to read more.
Family Programming at The Broad Stage made possible in part by the generous support of Johnny Carson Foundation, the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.