"This is an optimal position for eavesdropping, you know," we whispered sweetly at a recent show at the Armory Center for the Arts as we kissed bald men's heads, played with hair, hung upside down and tickled 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, quickly fell into the role of Instigators of Absurdity, playing with people, making them jump and laugh, punking their perceptions of space, blurring the boundaries of performance and audience.
We truly enjoy this.
We love the ways in which a presto change-o aesthetic, the laws of physics, the permeability of the ordinary and a fine 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 generate our own content, or take the thematic content of any event and run with it like champions, 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, strange variety of audiences worldwide, in venues including Lightning In a Bottle, various sold-out Puerto Rican stadiums, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, The Kitchen NYC, St. Ann's Warehouse, Espace DbD, The Bootleg Theater, 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 7 Star Sun, a wizardly 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