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Heliummm Student Showcase April 28, 2012

April 29, 2012 Comments Off on Heliummm Student Showcase April 28, 2012 Performances, Student Showcase

Once again the Heliummm Student Showcase was PACKED with friends and admirers.  We definitely need a bigger space for our fall show!

Our performers did an outstanding job. It’s amazing to see how much progress was made from November’s performance. All those pull-ups and classes are paying off! Jack, Kealani, Laura, Lauren were our most excellent veterans. And, we welcomed a few first-timers: Dan, Erin, Heather, Jamie, Julie, Michelle, Tatiana.

And, thanks to all those who helped us raise money for the Reciprocity Foundation, a world-class, nonprofit organization that helps homeless, runaway, and foster care youth from all five NYC boroughs to realize their full potential.
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Additional thanks to:

Jeep Ries (set up, box office, clean up, and general awesomeness)
Susan Quinn (photographs)
Dan Croft (video camera and editing)
Cierra Martinez (filming)
Kealani Tosh (rigging)
Wes Krygsman (black drape wrangling)
Julie Krygsman (set up)
Jack Crawford (mat washing)
Dariyya (rhythmic performance)
Jacob Robinette (space rental)




Heliummm on Law & Order: SVU!!

April 27, 2012 Comments Off on Heliummm on Law & Order: SVU!! In the News, Performances

Heliummm aerialists Heather and Cody were delighted to be hired as Stunt Principals to film an episode of Law & Order: SVU!

We had our very own dressing room in the honeycomb, I mean the honey wagon (I’m so unhip it hurts).  Though our trailer wasn’t as big as Ice-T’s, we did get to meet him (and his new dog), and co-star Kelli Giddish (all very nice).

We spun and spun on our lyra in sequined blue tops at the Coney Island Museum, for an intriguing episode called, ‘Strange Beauty’.  And, no the title is not a reference to our hair and make-up! We were well taken-care of by Emmy-award winning make up artist Nicole, and the key hairdresser, Brian. (We wanted to bring them home with us, but they film SVU 10 months a year).

It was fun to have the camera pan by us on its smooth track as we were spinning about. Talk about needing to smile at all times! We got right into it, calling ‘Rolling!’ and ‘Cut!’ with the crew like the TV veterans we are (alas, veterans from the other side of the screen).  And, what better compliment than to have Director Alex Chapple tell us we were doing such a good job up there it was hard to get people watch him!

For Law & Order junkies, our vic has a strange body modification that requires some serious investigation by Fin and Amanda. No spoiler here — you’ll have to watch the episode for yourself to see us and see how it ends.

Thanks, Law & Order!