Aerial Fabric Acrobatics is the main sponsor for the Aerial Acrobatic Arts Festival. We were thrilled to host the 4th Festival at the Rawl’s Theater on the University of Denver campus. We had artists from all across the US. One of our judges is the main silks performer with Cirque du Soleil’ s Mystere show, Ginger Griep Ruiz. The winners of the Artistic Best, from Colorado, Ashley Smith and Daniel Nolasco on Duo Trapeze. Winner of Technical Best, Molly Graves from Nashville of Aerial Fabricators performed on Corde de Lisse. Winner of Innovation, Jackie Ward and Nicolo Kehrwald performed on Duo Straps, Winner of the Audience Choice Award, Eric Michaels on Corde de Lisse from Philadelphia Circus School, Winner of Best Over-All of the Festival, Teo Spencer on Aerial Silks.
The audience was enthralled with the marionette work of Geoff Marsh, and were amazed at the skill level of the aerialists as always. The Festival was filmed by David Mitchell of One-by-One, LLC, and photographic team: Scott Murphy and Brittany Murphy.
Over 20 artists travelled to Denver for the Festival. We had presentations by Nancy Smith of Frequent Flyers in Boulder, by Teresa Tipping, Chelsea O’Brian, Anna Vigeland, and a judges panel discussion that offered lively discussion on how to advance your aerial career. Thank you to everyone who made the Festival another success! All our Sponsors, our volunteers. Tatanya Hamermesh General Director, Lynn Coleman Producer, Marshall Garfield, Artistic Director, Barca Chase Production Manager, Kacey Raye Artist Coordinator, Rob Layne Artist Lodging. Megan Stern, Brian Hassler, Jamey Atchison as our back stage team.