The Buffalo Aerial Dance (B.A.D.) group is working on its first outdoor waterfront show, and is hoping to attract spectators who may not be familiar with this high flying performance art. The Buffalo Aerial Dance troupe is relatively new to Buffalo. In fact, the delicate dance form itself is also fairly new to Buffalo. Up until now spectators have had the privilege of seeing dancers take flight at their home within the Alt Theater. The upcoming performance is even more intriguing because of its outdoor nature. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s so much fun,” aerial dancer Erica Cope told me. “Having Amy Taravella direct me in modern dance choreography while at the same time having total freedom to create my own work on aerial rope, and then to combine this with other aerialists and musicians who are just as passionate is about the most rewarding experience I can imagine.”
As you can see from the images here, the dancers have begun to practice outdoors in order to acclimate to different weather conditions. Thanks to an arts grant through ASI, Buffalo Aerial Dance will be able to perform aerial and modern dance, and live music at River Fest Park on July 29, 2013 – 7pm.
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Performing in the upcoming episode of B.A.D. are: Andrew Kutnyak (aerial silks), Golde (aerial silks), Erica Cope (aerial rope), John Fitzgibbon (musician) and Kelly Cornelius (musician). Amy Taravella is directing.