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Prismatic


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Join us for Prismatic, an immersive experience to delight all of the senses.

Light art installations, music, live performances and more.

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Huge thanks to our sponsors for supporting Prismatic!

What is Prismatic?

Prismatic is a series of immersive events at the beautiful Apex Aerial Arts studio in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

In celebration of Pride month, for three weekends in June, the space will be transformed by light art installations and filled with music and live performances.  A portion of each ticket sale will go to support a local LGBTQA+ non-profit organization.

Each weekend will feature new installations, new performers, and new music as the space transforms again and again.

Join us for one weekend or all three to experience each transformation.

This is not a club night or a sit down theater performance, but an invitation to enter an immersive art experience and explore.

The Events

Prismatic No. 1

Prismatic No. 1

June 9 - 10

Our first edition of Prismatic will feature performances by Dream Frohe and Mary Gargett inside a world created by Simon Clark from Stageworks.

Prismatic No. 1
Prismatic No. 2

Prismatic No. 2

June 16th

For our second installment, the Apex Aerial Arts studio will be transformed by Joe Cole of Joe Cole Lights and will feature contemporary hand balancing performances by Two of Wands, gravity defying dance by Faith Coben, and the stunning Jill Marissa on the aerial silks.

Prismatic No. 2
Prismatic No. 3

Prismatic No. 3

June 23rd

For Pride Weekend, we will be presenting Emma Curtis on the Cyr Wheel and Dream Frohe on the Aerial Hoop in a garden of light created by Mollie Bryan from Mokedo.

Prismatic No. 3 - Pride Weekend

The Performers

Dream Frohe

Aerial Hoop, June 9 - 10

Dream Frohe is an aerialist with a passion for thoughtful and dynamic movement.

She approaches her art with presence and wonder and aspires to offer her audience a uniquely engaging experience.

She has been performing Aerial Dance since 2007 and is a founding member of the Bellingham Circus Guild, where she currently teaches and trains.

When not joyfully hoisting herself into improbable positions for the sake of honest expression, she appreciates good friends, good food and well placed foolishness.

Mary Gargett

Hula Hoops, June 9 - 10

Mary Gargett is a vibrant multidisciplinary circus artist based out of Seattle, WA. Her  include hula-hoop, stilt walking, aerial hoop, acrobatics and character work.  She has performed with a variety of companies including March Fourth Marching Band, Quixotic Fusion, Animate Objects Physical Theatre, Apex Aerial Arts, Shanghai Productions and SANCA’s professional collective. She’s performed all around the nation and world in performance theatres, music halls, private parties, corporate events and at festivals such as Jam Cruise, Wakarusa, Symbiosis, Electric Forest, Wanderlust, Burning Man, High Sierra, and the list goes on!  Mary has taught hula-hoop at The School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts, Wanderlust Festival 108, Hoop Camp, Spin Summit as well as co-directed the 2015 and 2016 Electric Forest Hula Hoop Troupe.  She has explored many forms of movement since the age of 4 from dance, acrobatics, cheerleading, circus arts and more! She incorporates all the elements of performance, dance and theater she’s learned over the years into her captivating presence and character she becomes on stage.

Jill Marissa

Aerial Silks, June 16 - 17

Jill Marissa is a Seattle-based performance artist specializing in circus arts and contemporary dance. In 2000 she moved to New York City to hone her craft as a choreographer, earning a BA in Dance from Hunter College in 2004. Since moving to Seattle in 2006, she has danced for several companies including DASSdance and Manifold Motion.

In 2009 she co-founded ticktock, one of Seattle’s first contemporary circus companies, with collaborators Elizabeth Rose and Bridget Gunning. With ticktock, she helped direct 2 evening-length works and several vignettes to sold-out performances in Seattle, Chicago, New Orleans Fringe Festival, and New York City.

She continues to perform internationally with The Aerialistas, including prestigious engagements with Madrid’s Teatro Circo Price and Germany’s Friedrichsbau Variete. Currently she is one half of Two of Wands, partnering on trapeze with Lara Paxton.

Two of Wands

Contemporary Dance Hand Balancing, June 16 - 17

Two of Wands is the collaborative creation of Lara Paxton (Founder of Circus Contraption and The Aerialistas) and Jill Marissa (Co-founder of ticktock). Since forming in 2014, the group has performed abroad on contract at the prestigious Friedrichsbau Varieté in Germany, and regionally at Moisture Festival and FRED Wildlife Refuge (Seattle), Umbrella Festival (Portland), My Circus Valentine and Sh’Bang (Bellingham), Sparrow Studios (Olympia), and Open Air Festival (Vashon Island).

For updates about current performances, follow us at: www.facebook.com/2ofWands/

Faith Coben

Harness Dance, June 16 - 17

Faith Coben, originally from Sun Valley, Idaho, is a movement artist and educator. Trained primarily in ballet and modern dance, her performance style is influenced by additional experience in theater, figure skating, and neo-burlesque, as well as her training in vertical dance and aerial apparatus through Bandaloop and Apex Aerial Arts.

Faith is an original company member of Ktisk Contemporary Dance and has performed the work of a variety of choreographers including José Limón, Corrie Befort & Beth Graczyk (Salt Horse), Erin Boyt, Jamie Karlovich, Cyrus Khambatta, Kate Wallich, and KT Niehoff. She holds a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts.

Emma Curtiss

Cyr Wheel, June 23 - 24

Emma Curtiss has been performing circus for several years. She has always been drawn to the inertia of spinning (upside down, right side up…it doesn’t matter), so it was no surprise that she would find her calling with Roue Cyr (Cyr Wheel). She strives to combine acrobatics, dance and object manipulation with this hypnotizing apparatus. As a founding member of the IMPulse Circus Collective, Emma has been a creative force behind three full-length circus shows.  She has a wide range of skills including Acrobatics, Clown, Banquine, Aerial Fabric, Aerial Hoop, Teeterboard and Fan Juggling. She is currently an instructor at SANCA.