Archive for August, 2012

Hello, terrestrial dancers! Even for the most ground-bound among us, it’s difficult not to wonder about gravity-defying aerial work, and Daniel Krieger is hardly an exception.

“After dancing on land and in the water,” Krieger writes (I want to hear more about that water business), “I was naturally ready for the next element. So I tried it in the air, which turned out to be no easy feat.”

True that.

The New York Times recently ran a sweet little piece about Krieger’s aerial adventures, something that many a floor-lover might be curious about. For anyone who’s tried it, it’s exhausting and fantastically playful, as Krieger discovers with help from Heather Hammond at Hype Gym in Manhattan. Read more here.

If you’re interested in taking classes in the Vegas area, Fern Adair Conservatory of the Arts is a great place to start. They offer classes in silks and lyra, a suspended metal hoop. Find the aerial schedule here.

And finally, to read about my own exploits in the air, find posts about my introduction to silks, an update after several months of classes, and this crazy thing called antigravity yoga, offered at Shine Alternative Fitness in Las Vegas.

Happy hanging!

Hello, folks. Just a quick note to explain the quieter airwaves on this end:

I got a sweet summer internship copy editing for the Seattle Times, something of a dream job (or almost-job) for nit-picky grammar nuts like myself. Fortunately, my summer internship has expanded into fall as well: if all goes as planned, I’ll be sticking around Seattle through the end of September.

I’m digging being in the Northwest and putting my journalism degree to good use, but I miss the passionate, sometimes quirky and always inspiring performing-arts scene in Vegas. I implore you: Keep in touch. Keep reading, if you like; I’ll continue updating periodically. If you’d like to get the word out about an upcoming show, give me a holler. Likely as not, I’ll give you a shout-out.

So this isn’t a last post before my blog disintegrates. Think of it as intermission. Head out to the lobby for a bit, stretch your legs, powder your nose, get some popcorn and check your phone. This blog will still be here, warming up in the wings for Act II.