Archive for Performances

Heliummm Aerial Dance Rigs It Up!

December 8, 2011 Comments Off on Heliummm Aerial Dance Rigs It Up! Performances

Luxury Tribeca jewelry boutique owner Kristin Hanson told us she wanted aerialists in her new raw event space for Carbon NYC’s exclusive men’s networking club party. Heliummm Aerial Dance made it happen, efficiently, on time and on budget.

Heliummm’s rigger extraordinaire, Aaron Verdery, who holds an MFA in Technical Design and Production from Yale University’s School of Drama, expertly assessed the venue at our site inspection visit. He and Heliummm’s Artistic Director, Heather Hammond, recommended the best options to make the client’s vision a reality, taking into account the uniqueness of the space’s architecture.


A few days later, Aaron arrived with all the gear and gack necessary to flawlessly install the rigging points. He drilled through the wooden support beam, ran rebar through, and finished it off with discreet rigging plates. And, always the gentleman, he swept up and left the space clean. Don’t you wish all your vendors did that?

A few more reasons to hire the seasoned professionals of Heliummm Aerial Dance & Entertainment.

Stay tuned for performance photos from this fabulous event!

Heliummm Flying High at NYC Aerial Dance Festival

November 30, 2011 Comments Off on Heliummm Flying High at NYC Aerial Dance Festival Performances

Wheeeeee!! I’m flying!!!

Heliummm Aerial Dance’s Heather Hammond teamed up with Sarah Wollschlager of Surface to Air Dance to perform a quirky bungee duet to Tom Waits music, A Window In, at this year’s NYC Aerial Dance Festival.

This rehearsal photo gives you an idea of how high we can fly on the bungee – we like to think of it as a jolly jumper for adults.

If you’re looking for a super fun, unusual, upbeat act to add to your party – this is it! We can even put your guests, children to adults, in the bungee for a bounce or two.

Thanks to Cherie Carson for the photo.

Heliummm’s Artists Think Fast on Their Feet…and Their Hands!

October 13, 2011 Comments Off on Heliummm’s Artists Think Fast on Their Feet…and Their Hands! Performances

Heliummm’s incredible hand balancer/contortionist, Adam, did a great job at last night’s What’s Next Conference sponsored by Yahoo! and delectably crafted by Pink Pizza Events.

We quickly and expertly re-staged the act when we discovered the stage was smaller and lower than anticipated. We elevated certain moves from the floor onto the canes to afford the best sight lines for the guests in the back of the room. All accomplished while the client was busy doing more important things. With a few adjustments to tighten up his movement path with the swirling fabric, Adam wowed the guests. And they loved posing for pictures with him in twisty bendy poses.

Just one reason to hire the seasoned professionals of Heliummm Aerial Dance and Entertainment. We think fast – on our feet and our hands!