First aerial performance

By kate on October 19th, 2004

A few months ago, I started taking aerial classes with Lara from Circus Contraption. I just took to it and it turns out I can pick that stuff up pretty fast. Maybe sometime I’ll write more about what a revelation it’s been to find a physical activity that I’m naturally good at, not to mention thrillingly fun. I’ve been playing soccer for almost 6 years and am still not that good (and that’s more the norm for me).

Anyway, in September, Lara put together a new aerial troupe and asked me to be in it! She made a deal with Seattle Center for us to perform in the Center House (accompanied by the Circus Contraption band) at the end of December, and since then we’ve been practicing three times a week for three hours at a time.

We’ve got one number finished, and will be performing it at Circus Contraption’s big Halloween bash on Friday, October 29th.



      Friday, October 29, 2004


      Doors @ 8pm


      Building 30, Sand Point Magnuson Park


      7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle WA


      21 & over only/Full Bar


    Tickets- $12.00 Adv., $15.00 day of show

Contact info:
General – 206-442-2004
Tickets – – 800-838-3006

Circus Contraption is going to freak your rotting corpse with an evening of Madness, Music, Mayhem and Apocalyptic Mirth! We are taking over an entire airplane hangar at the old Sand Point Naval Base and turning into our Halloween Blowout.

Very special ghouls who have kicked open the doors of their coffins for this event are:


      Back from their “arresting” performances at the Republican National Convention.


      Contortionist extraordinaire — Guinness World Record Holder and featured performer on the hit HBO series “Carnivale”.

Japanese pop Seattle-style, by this five-piece all-female troupe.

A sultry, sensual aerial cadre of naughty nymphs certain to make parts of you rise from the dead.

And of course,

Doing the voodoo that they do so well

There will also be roving performers, a pumpkin shrine carved by local artists, a beheading at the stroke of midnight (Gee Whiz or G.W., who could be losing their head?), a D.J. to provide spooky dance tunes throughout the night, and our annual re-creation of Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance!!!!

Darkness Falls Across The Land, The Midnite Hour Is
Close At Hand, And Though You Fight To Stay Alive, The
Masses Start To Shout, For No Mere Mortal Can Resist,

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4 Responses to “First aerial performance”

  1. petit_chou Says:

    DANGIT! My work’s stupid convention (i.e. the only reason I have a job right now) runs Thursday through Saturday. I’ll have to miss the Circus Contraption show. Poo. I’d love to come see your event in December for sure, though. It’s so cool that you’re doing this now!

  2. dyslexia Says:

    You’re performing in that? How wonderful! I just bought my tickets yesterday.

    And congrats with the progress you are making with the aerial work. That is really great. I know what you mean when you say you took to it. It is like the fire stuff for me; it just clicked, far more easily than I could ever have thought it would. It feels *right*.

    Anwyay, rock on, my friend! \m/

  3. yruugrrl Says:


    I’m definitely going…I had other plans that night but it was just a Halloween party and c’mon! How often do you get to see your friends in a circus-type-thing?

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