"Psssst! Look up!" we whispered sweetly at a recent show at the Armory Center for the Arts, playing with hair, hanging upside down and raining kisses from above, tickling the nice people of Pasadena. So few in the crowd had any immediate awareness of us, just above their heads in hammocks, that we - clowns by nature - immediately fell into the role of Goofy Instigators of Wonderment, playing with people, making them jump and laugh, punking their perceptions of space, blurring the boundaries of performance and audience.
We love this.
We love the ways in which a presto change-o aesthetic, the laws of physics, the permeability of the 'ordinary' and a well-developed sense of humor have become our playthings.
And we are wildly excited to share the airborne art we make with you.
We are moved by the theatrical as well as the purely aesthetic, and so our performances feature strong character work and attention to narrative as well as original costuming and a highly developed visual palette. We work with DJs and bands, perform our own exquisite choreographies in the air, and also improvise masterfully with the music of the event. We can generate our own content, or take the thematic content of any event and run with it, creating a spectacle that is a seamless part of the whole, and takes the whole to an entirely new level of beauty and fun.
Founder Pamela Maravilla Samuelson is a multimedia performance artist who has performed for a wide and bizarre range of venues and events worldwide, including Lightning In a Bottle, various sold-out Puerto Rican stadiums, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, The Kitchen NYC, St. Ann's Warehouse, Bulgarian national television, all over the great city of Black Rock, and for clubs, theaters, corporate events, high school assemblies and street corners on 3 continents.
She is also currently the director of performance and primary aerialist for Seven Star Sun, an L.A.-based performance company marrying interactive mapping and projection art with live dance theater.
AEROS performs solos, duets, and larger ensemble pieces across a huge spectrum of settings, public and private, indoor and outdoor.
Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena