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FLYING-DANCE-THEATER OVER WATER ~ Acrobatics, dance & story-telling evoke childhood fantasies of flight, adventure & romance.
FLYING-DANCE-THEATER OVER WATER ~ Acrobatics, dance & story-telling evoke childhood fantasies of flight, adventure & romance.
149 backers pledged $13,805 to help bring this project to life.

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Last year we presented the first 30 minutes of Breaking Surface as an experiment.  After over-whelming response from our audiences we decided to take the next step & present this project to producers & buyers so that we can bring the show to a larger audience. 

That's where you come in!  This is a huge project & we cannot do it without you!  We have an amazing cast of artists, producers & designers donating their time to bring this show to completion, but we need your help to get into a theater!!!  Read more about the show below, or better yet, watch the video above to see what we've been up to!

ABOUT THE SHOW ~

Breaking Surface is Flying-Dance-Theater over water. Inspired by performance that blurs genres, we swing between romance, adventure & farce. Dynamic physicality & surprising perspectives carry the audience thru a world of childhood fantasy & aquatic longing. Acrobatics, dance & physical story-telling combine to evoke universal images that linger in the mind. Presented by AiRealistic, this new creation by Gwyneth Larsen & William Mulholland is built on the moment of tension- or anticipation- when we have committed ourselves to the unknown but have yet to take the first step.

HOW YOU CAN HELP ~  

  • Donate!  
  • Spread the word!!!  
  • Give a donation as a gift for someone.  
  • Tell your wealthy friends about us.  
  • Invite your producer friends to the show/website. 
  • Tell us about theaters in NY that you know will work for us.  
  • Come take a fly class with us, proceeds go to the show!!! 

Breaking Surface's budget is $47,025 ~ We have already raised a portion of this through generous contributions by a few donors & now we are looking forward to meeting our KickStarter goal of $12,000 or more, which will help cover some of our remaining production costs of:  theater rental, costumes & set.  Any funds over this goal will go towards furthering the show, rigging installation & to help pay our fabulous performers & artists for some of the tremendous work they've already put in and will continue to put in.  

We are incredibly grateful for all of the help & donations we have already received & want to THANK YOU in advance for any additional donations that will help us meet our fundraising goals!

THE BREAKING SURFACE CAST ~ 

  • Is Awesome  
  • Has volunteered all of their time 
  • Is mind blowing-ly talented; credits include:                                         Fuerza Bruta, De La Guarda, The Metropolitan Opera, Cirque Du Soliel & numerous appearances in many films & on TV for special skills.  
  • Is extremely unusual because we ask them to do a bizarre variety of Dance, Acrobatics, Harness, Circus, Acting, Clown & yes sometimes we even ask them to sing.  
  • Is incredibly generous with their valuable time-- We really REALLY want to pay them!  

Breaking Surface has an incredible original score by XVSK.  Go to their website to get a glimpse of some of their other work- but if you want to hear the music for the show, you'll have to come see it live!

ABOUT THE COMPANY ~

AiRealistic is a site-specific aerial theater company specializing in human flying solutions; born out of a love of physical expression & an incessant urge to take wing, AiRealistic has grown many faces including: AiRealistic Circus & Flying, AiRealistic rigging & Human Flying Solutions & now Breaking Surface.

Risks and challenges

Creating a show of this magnitude has unique requirements, like high ceilings with adequate rigging attachments & keeping 210 gallons of water warm in the pool for rehearsals & performance; fortunately we have years of experience & many skilled colleagues & advisors to help us find creative solutions to bring us to opening night.

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    Our endless gratitude & the knowledge that you have helped make something wonderful happen!

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    Our endless gratitude, a big hug the next time we see you and updates on the project as it develops.

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    A postcard & signed poster from the show, updates on the project, our endless gratitude & multiple hugs!

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    A postcard, signed poster, honorable mention in the program & an original limited edition Breaking Surface Print. & of course our undying gratitude!

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    All of the above & a Breaking Surface Limited Edition T-Shirt designed by US! (& our designer..who's a little better than us at design!)

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    All of the above, A Bronze program mention & Your choice of 11x17 print from 5 specially selected images that are awesome & we love!

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    All of the above, & a Silver program mention, Aerial harness class for you and a friend with Gwyn & Bill, where you'll soar through the air like we do in the show!

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    All above & A Gold Mention in the Program, 2 tix for our Harness Flying Class with an edited CD of your aerial adventure! Plus 2 tickets to the Breaking Surface VIP Reception!

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    All of above & 4 person party fly class with an edited CD of your adventures! Two tickets to the priemier of Breaking Surface w/ VIP Champaign Reception

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    All Above! & 4 VIP seating tickets to the premiere of Breaking Surface. A private invite to a Breaking Surface Pre-Show rehearsal & tour. And one really cool comemorative Breaking Surface rigging mobile designed by Gwyn & Bill

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