Air Play











Air Play

Ride the wind and dream with Air Play, a modern spectacle that brings to life the very air we breathe. Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen will make you gasp in wonder and laugh until it hurts.
Air Play is a circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, transforming the ordinary into objects of uncommon beauty. Fabrics dance in the wind, balloons have a mind of their own, confetti turns into the night sky, and an enormous canopy of hovering silk forever alters their future.
The creation of husband & wife team Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone, Air Play merges their circus and street theater performance art with the sculptural artistry of Daniel Wurtzel. With visual images seemingly sewn from the sky, this poetic ode to childhood will enchant and electrify the young and young at heart.


Show Duration: 1 Hour
Audience Suitability: Universal
Stage Size: Min 10m x 10m / Height clearance of 13m
Venue Capacity: 500 to 2000 Proscenium
Touring Party: 4

Wolfgang Hoffmann



Conceived, created and performed by: Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone
Air Sculptures in collaboration with: Daniel Wurtzel
Directed by: West Hyler
The development of Air Play was kindly supported by New York City’s New Victory Theater, Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, New York City’s Flushing Town Hall and Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center. A New Victory Theatre LabWorks grant recipient, Air Play was showcased on its main stage.


Air Play
"...the main props of "Air Play" — balloons (including ones so large that the clowns could disappear inside them), long bolts of translucent cloth, ... — are so delicate, so fragile, so light as air. You feel you're witnessing divine natural occurrences rather than carefully devised circus stunts."
Hartford Courant
"You feel as if you've stepped into an enchanted world somewhere between childhood and what comes afterwards, where normal rules (gravity included) have been temporarily held at bay … A joy from start to finish."
The Age