Air Temple Arts has created several professionally produced shows featuring our talented coaches, students, and outside collaborators, in addition to our semi-annual Open Stage Nights.
Premiering at the ECA Arts Hall, February 2017
Sherlock Holmes and the Sapphire Night is a hybrid work of traditional theater and contemporary circus. In this original story, featuring a predominantly female cast—including the residents of 221B—Sherlock and Watson unravel the mystery of six, missing, young women and their connection with an enigmatic, star-gazing cult.
Sherlock Holmes and the Sapphire Night explores themes of feminism and femininity, and the responsibility of power through the physicality of circus performance and features Spanish web, Chinese pole, aerial silks, lyra, contortion, hand balancing, diabolo, acrobatics, and more.
Sherlock Holmes and the Sapphire Night will debut in New Haven, Connecticut at the Educational Center for the Arts on February 10th and 11th, 2017.
Friday, February 10th, 8:00 PM, doors at 7:30
Saturday, February 11th, 3:00 PM, doors at 2:30
Saturday, February 11th, 8:00 PM, doors at 7:30
Tickets on sale soon.
Past productions include SPECIAL RELATIVITY: Circus Through Space and Time, and Reverie in Black and White.
A young woman stumbles into a mystical, midnight circus and finds that the entrance through which she came has been swallowed by the night. Greeted by the Ringmaster she is told that she cannot leave the circus until the sun rises.
For the interim the Ringmaster assigns her two guides, The Twins, who personify the light and dark halves of the circus.
Adventures ensue and along the way we’ll encounter tumblers, contortionists, aerialists, jugglers, stilt walkers and an illusionist of questionable mental fortitude.
Premiered at the ECA Arts Hall, January 2015
In Special Relativity a steel magnate from the 1890s finds both his mettle and the depth of his devotion tested when a space/time accident separates him from his consort. If he’s going to have any chance of seeing her again he has no choice but to follow her path through the time vortex.