May 16 & 17
Wise Fool’s Original Touring Stilt Aerial Spectacle
Admission: Free (donations appreciated)
"Superhuman...pushing the limits of what's physically possible." - Cynthia Archbold, Miami Sun Post
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SANTA FE – FLEXION, Wise Fool’s international touring hit – seen by over 15,000 people across the US – from Miami to Seattle… and now - finally performing right here in Wise Fool’s hometown! Flexion features five acrobats on stilts rolling into backbends, splits and a myriad of sculptural forms, which literally stretch one's perception of the human body.
Strutting and dancing, suspended and flying, their pincer-like metal legs slice the air as they spin and swim like fencers in a sea, barely missing each other in their fervent exploration of their metal home. Shedding layers of armor, the acrobats slowly transform from superhuman warriors to fragile nymphs balancing high above the audience, hanging precariously from straps, the cage and each other and finally descending to earth.
Originally commissioned by the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts, Flexion is stunning aerial theatre on the cutting edge of humanity and grace. Flexion is performed each year by Wise Fool artists at festivals across the United States. Past venues include Bumbershoot, Artown Reno, Detroit International Arts Festival, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, and Flint Hills International Children's Festival.
Flexion was Directed by David Clarkson, Costumes Design by Haydee Morales, Choreography by Ray Sullivan, Light and Set Design by Fernando Calzadilla, and Original Music by Luis Guerra