Aeriosa is a dance society that started their performances in Vancouver in 2001. Their live shows are combination of rock climbing with dancing on walls while slowly moving from top to bottom.
At the beginning of the Aeriosa dance society website we read: Vancouver-based Aeriosa Dance Society was founded by artistic director/choreographer Julia Taffe in 2001 to manifest art, performance, 21st century culture, and express human perception and sensitivity through dance.
The company’s artistic objectives include creating dance in non-traditional environments, exploring aerial choreography and revealing dance in the vertical realm to new audiences. The company combines contemporary dance technique with expert knowledge of safe rope rigging systems to create three-dimensional performances that re-interpret gravity and respond to the performance location.
Aeriosa performers getting ready to perform a descending dance on the walls of the building at Water Street in Gastown during Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
The Aeriosa performers started out their performances at the Scotia Bank in Vancouver and have performed on many venues through Canada. They showed their outstanding dancing shows in Taiwan and the US.
Unlike any other dancing groups, Aeriosa skilfully added the third dimension to their performances when magically leaving people in awe, contemplating about the rules of gravity at the service of performing arts wherever their vertical stage was.
A group show of Aeriosa performance on the walls of Water Street building in Gastown, Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
When at some moment they started their slow descend from the walls of the 3rd block of Water Street, some jazz enthusiasts, instead of watching jazz performers on stage, were turning back their heads up to admire the parallel show that had just started.
Perfect look back up at the Aeriosa performance on the walls of Water Street building in Vancouver, during a short break from jazz music on the stage (located to the right of the picture's frame) of Vancouver International Jazz Festival.