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Suspended Cirque's newest Off-Broadway show, "Subterranea: an Urban Fairytale," is intimate and absolutely epic at the same time.
84 backers pledged $7,605 to help bring this project to life.

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CAN YOU IMAGINE the satisfaction of having been personally connected to the creation of a show that goes on to become an icon of the New York City performing arts world?  For example, the Fantastiks, Blue Man Group, or De Le Guarda...

Right now, there is something new and exciting happening in the New York City Performing Arts world, and here is an opportunity to actually say… “I helped make it happen.”

When you contribute to our KickStarter campaign, you help guarantee that we have the foundation necessary to make Subterranea a spectacular success.  We invite you to be an integral part of the hottest thing in New York City performing arts and share the thrill of making theatrical history. 

Suspended Cirque is New York City’s first Aerial Acrobatics Theater troupe, presenting a genre of performance that integrates breathtaking aerial acrobatics, theater, choreography, music, dance, and circus.  As Artists-in-Residence at the Galapagos Arts Space for the past three seasons, we have dedicated ourselves to presenting original and imaginative shows that are affordable to families and theater-goers in the Big Apple.

After our previous success in Brooklyn, we are pushing the envelope even further with our most ambitious and creative show ever — appearing for the first time in Manhattan for a full two-week run at the Connelly Theater (April 28 to May 8).

Our newest production… Subterranea: An Urban Fairytale, combines our unique aerial/theatrical talents to convey the drama of a man lost in a mythical underworld filled with sultry sirens and mischievous creatures. 

This newest endeavor will be produced solely by Suspended Cirque, with the generous donations of supporters like you.  We have already raised over half of the necessary funds, and with your help we will make this show happen.

To kick us off to a great start, we are not seeking the entire $20,000 budget for the show – we have set a modest base upon which we can build, in the goal amount of just $5,000.  Any pledges made that push us above $5,000 can and will go directly to the making of Subterranea.

WHAT YOUR SUPPORT WILL DO

For the making of Subterranea, we have enlisted the help of some top-notch Broadway professionals to assist us in raising the production value of our show; beginning with our director Andrew Oswald, who directs his original creation of this urban fairy tale.  (Andrew most recently directed “As I Am Fully Known” in the New York Fringe Festival)  We have also engaged composer Jeff Halpern to create original music and lyrics, as well as lighting designer Andrew J. White with his dazzling lighting displays, and costume designer Chasity Neutze with her gorgeous garments. 

Please help Suspended Cirque make this leap to Manhattan a huge success, and bring this Subterranea world to life with your generous contributions. These donations will directly support this production in the following ways:

  • Costume development (Chasity Neutze – Asst. designer for B'way Mamma Mia)
  • Creating and recording of original music and sound track (Jeff Halpern – musical director for The Secret Garden national tour, and Beauty and the Beast, LA)
  • Set design and creation
  • Lighting (Andrew J. White – Asst. design for B'way Hair)
  • Defraying cost of theater rental
  • Direction by Andrew Oswald

As a supporter of Aerial Theater, all contributions above the $15 level will receive acknowledgement in the program ( * ).

More info at: www.SuspendedCirque.com

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    Come meet us after the show. We'll give you a huge smile, hug, and personal thank you for helping us spread the word!

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    Thank you acknowledgment in the show's program. We're expecting over 1,000 people will see it!

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    Thank you in the show's program + a show poster signed by the Suspended Cirque company members.

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    Same as for the $25 pledge + a cd of Jeff Halpern's original music created specifically for Subterranea.

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    Same as for the $50 pledge + a personalized recording of "Happy Birthday" sung by Suspended Cirque co-founder, Benjamin Franklin.

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    Same as the $50 pledge, and in this case, the cd will be signed by Jeff Halpern, the composer. Plus, you will get a backstage tour after the show. See what its like to be an Aerialist/Actor, and how we make the magic happen!

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    Same as for the $50 pledge + artwork of the Director's vision signed by the Director, Andrew Oswald.

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    Same as for the $50 pledge + an exclusive Suspended Cirque photo album, signed by the members of Suspended Cirque. (You can check out some of our HOT photos on our image gallery on the website: http://www.SuspendedCirque.com/gallery/image-gallery/)

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    Same as for the $50 pledge + 2 reserved seats for the show (any choice of dates, see the website for details: http://www.SuspendedCirque.com) AND a champagne toast with the cast after the show. By the way, we only drink good champagne.

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    Same as for the $500 pledge + a private lesson of your choice - Aerial Acrobatics, or Unnata Aerial Yoga. Don't worry, the whole point of a private lesson is that the class is tailored to YOUR capabilities. Get a taste of what its like to be an Aerialist!

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