We are excited to announce that Maui Aerial Arts and Airmaid Productions will debut our first feature length aerial production on Saturday, November 17th, 7pm.  This show is the first of its kind on Maui and it will be a ONE NIGHT ONLY performance so put it in your calendar now!

Learn more about the show and us in this excellent profile by Michael Pulliam of the Maui Times

The Map of Leaving features 13 performers from Maui, the Big Island, & Oahu who have come together to tell stories through their artistic disciplines, including a mix of aerial acrobatics on trapeze, rope, lyra, silks, hammock, and cube, as well as dance reprises and partner acrobatic acts.

The title of the show comes from Jack Heflin’s collection of poetry which examines the wonderful terribleness of life.  Excerpts of his work will help to fuel the show.

This show will be a great experience for those interested in storytelling through movement.  While surveying universal themes, we will take you on a journey of the memories of the past, the intimacy of the now, and the aspirations of the future.  How is a life understood?  How do we define ourselves?  Our stories are not just about where we are going, but also about the emotions, people, expectations, and places that we leave behind.

We welcome an audience of 12+ years for this show.  Tickets on sale at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center website.

We will be actively raising money to help us with the expenses of this self-produced show.  If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact us at heather@mauiaerialarts.com or call Heather at 808-205-8522

We are proud to have Down the Hatch, Vertical Art Dance, FuzionFit, Dazzle Maui, SilverTree Films, and Kato Construction as some of our generous sponsors!

Maui Aerial Arts is thrilled to performing at the 2017 Maui Whale Festival on Saturday, February 18 at Kalama Park.  We will be near the Keiki stage performing at 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm.  Come check out on Lani Thur-Fine, Clover Love, and Heather Booth on silks, lyra, and trapeze!

World Whale Day Celebrations, presented by Pacific Whale Foundation, raise awareness and support to protect humpback whales and their ocean habitat.  Voted “Best Community Festival” on Maui, the Maui Whale Festival expects over 20,000 Maui residents and visitors are expected attend this year’s festivities.  Join us for the Parade of Whales, live music, keiki carnival, ‘ono local foods, Made on Maui Fair, and more.

There is a $5 cash only entrance fee to attend World Whale Day 2017 at Kalama Park. Keiki 12 and under are FREE. Food and activities within the park require scrip, which will be available for purchase on site. ATM’s will be stationed adjacent to both park entrances.

Find out more about the Maui Whale Festival.

      

 

 

 

 

 

Maui Aerial Arts is excited to perform its’ new show “FADO” as part of the Maui Fringe Festival on Saturday, January 21 at 6:30pm at the historic Iao Theatre.  FADO is an aerial-driven show that examines the transformative powers of grief.

For more information see: Maui Fringe Festival

Lani and Christine represented Maui Aerial Arts at our first performance on Maui on July 6, 2016 at Sugarbeach Events. Accompanied by live music and a beautiful sunset, Lani and Christine’s performances created a magical evening for all. We are thankful for the invitation to perform and look forward to many more performances. Thank you Marina and Sugarbeach Events!

Testimonial:  “We hired Maui Aerial Arts for our open house and were so impressed! The two acrobats provided seamless performances using lyra and silks between our existing palm trees. Correspondence with the company was very easy, they even allowed me to choose the costume designs and songs for the girls to choreograph to as we incorporated live musicians. Our guests raved about the acrobatics which really enhanced the overall event. I highly recommend hiring Maui Aerial Arts for your next event and am looking forward to our next experience.”
-Marina Scott, Event Planner,  Sugar Beach Events
 
Photo credit: Thomas Kane                                  Photo credit:  Driftwood Films

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Maui Aerial

A Lyra (also known as an aerial hoop) is a circular steel apparatus (much like a hula hoop) suspended from the ceiling, on which performers perform aerial acrobatics. It can be used static, spinning, or swinging. Read more