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: 60min, no intermission
Audience Suitability: General
Stage Size: Min 9m (18m including wings) x 10.5m / Height clearance of 9m (ideal 12.8m)
Venue Capacity: 500 to 2000, Proscenium
Touring Party: 4

Tzu-Yin Hsu


Conceived, created and performed by: Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone
Air Sculptures together 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
"This is one of those one-off magical shows that you really do need to experience for yourself to appreciate."
Australian Arts Review
"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
"here is the proof that the visual poetry of Acrobuffos' Air Play, without words, has the ability to transcend the mind, touch the heart, elevate the spirit and bring to life the very air we breathe."
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