New York circus performers AcroBuffos have experimented with air and the language of their bodies to create a physical theatre piece about childhood that is universal and can be performed anywhere in the world.

Air Play is perhaps one of the most unique visual shows featured at the Sydney Festival this year. A physical poem that combines kinetic sculptures using fabrics and simple props with an interactive comedy circus that makes it suitable for the whole family.

Creators and long-term collaborators Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone perform in Air Play at the Rosyln Packer Theatre.

Creators and long-term collaborators Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone perform in Air Play at the Rosyln Packer Theatre.Credit:Louise Kennerley

Performers and creators Seth Bloom, who is a professional juggler, and wife Christina Gelsone, a professional ballet dancer, collaborated with kinetic sculptor Daniel Wurtzel to tell a story about a brother and sister using flying props.

“We were pushed to make a story about a man and a women and everyone was like, ‘make it romantic’ … we felt like it was too constrictive to make a love story because of how different cultures interpret love but everyone in the world has to grow up, so that was our universal story – childhood,” Gelsone said.



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