NEWS

FEATURED: Only Child IS on NPR!

Only Child Aerial Theatre is featured in a segment about NYU Skirball's Circus Now festival on National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition" March 4, 2017! Listen to co-founders Nicki Miller and Kendall Rileigh discuss aerial theatre what's next for circus: http://www.npr.org/2017/03/04/518372234/not-your-grandpas-circus-the-big-top-makes-room-for-experimental-companies

Summer 2017:

Nicki miller with ellie dubois and cirkus cirkör!

This summer Nicki Miller will be hopping the pond to help other circus theatre artists with their work!

 

Pictured top:  Ellie Dubois' Now Showwhich Nicki will help put up at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at Summerhall!

Pictured bottom:   Cirkus Cirkör (Sweden) new creation, Under, directed by Olle Strandberg. Nicki will be shadowing Olle in rehearsal while also working in a personalized creative residency in Cirkör's facilities.

 

 

Summer 2017: 

INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival, July 8 and 9 at socrates sculpture garden (free performances!!)

Only Child Aerial Theatre is creating all new, original site specific work on the metal structure in Socrates Sculpture Garden for this  FREE outdoor arts festival. Original music will be composed and performed by Ben Lieberman, performers TBA soon!

"INSITU is a unique two-day site specific dance festival taking place at the LIC waterfront in the summer of 2017. Through free public outdoor dance performances and community workshops, INSITU encourages residents and audiences to discover their neighborhood through dance, to integrate and strengthen the relationship to their community and awaken their own creativity. INSITU is produced by KINEMATIK Dance Theater in partnership with Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement, Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, Chocolate Factory Theater, Socrates Sculpture Park and LaGuardia Performing Arts Center."-  http://www.insitudancefestival.com/

 

April 2017:

KENDALL RILEIGH Brings aerial CHOREOGRAPHy to DELAware theatre company's American premiere of "Hetty Feather"

Jaqueline Wilson's "Hetty Feather"

April 19-May 14 at Delaware Theatre Company

Directed by Bud Martin
Based on the Original Rose Theatre Kingston Production
Adapted by Emma Reeves and
Directed by Sally Cookson

Learn more about Kendall's aerial work in this American premiere at Delaware Theatre Company

March 2017:

CircusTalk asks: What's next for AmericaN circus?

"We’re part of a movement toward the diversification of circus and its integration with other genres such as theatre... we hope that when people see American circus work they know it is American because it is urgent, it is relevant, it is inclusive, truthful, and brave.”

- Nicki Miller and Kendall Rileigh weigh on CircusTalk's piece "New Circus Doors in the US": https://circustalk.com/news/new-circus-doors-in-the-us/

 

the time to Donate is now!
End of year giving 2016

Check out this performance from our 2016 fundraiser: Uproar: A Benefit Speakeasy for Only Child Aerial Theatre! As of November 25, 2016, we are still $4,000 away from our end of year fundraising goal. Donate and help us keep going: 

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ASYLUM performS at nyu skirball center for the performing arts

as part of Circus Now: International Contemporary Circus Exposure
FRIDAY March 3, 2017 8pm

"Circus Now returns to NYU Skirball following two sold-out seasons, with three programs of boundary-pushing  contemporary circus featuring the world’s most innovative and inspired companies."-  NYU Skirball website, with full lineup and details

 
 

TDF Theatre dictionary: Aerial Theatre

Only Child Aerial Theatre collaborated with TDF (Theatre Development Fund) to help spread the word about aerial theatre! Nicki and Kendall wrote an essay that includes an overview of what aerial theatre is, who is doing it, and where you can learn more. See the full piece: http://dictionary.tdf.org/aerial-theatr/


 

Only Child artists discuss asylum on npr's "the state of things" at wunc

Frank Stasio of North Carolina Public Radio's "The State of Things" interviewed our artists about the creation of ASYLUM, the state of mental healthcare in the U.S. , and why aerial theatre is how we tackle these issues. Listen to the full interview (19 min) here: http://wunc.org/post/life-inside-asylum#stream/0

 

Only Child's First Frantic Assembly Chair Duet

Nicki and Kendall participated in Frantic Assembly's International Chair Duet Challenge. 

The piece was featured on Frantic Assembly Chair Duet Website the website and was one the most "liked" entries!