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EAST LANSING – It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s “AntiGravity!” And they’re making their way onto the Wharton Center stage in East Lansing. With appearances in six Broadway shows, over 400 original appearances including the 2004 Athens Olympic Summer Games, the NBA All-Star game and appearances on all the major television networks, “AntiGravity” is a must see. This Michigan Radio Wildcard event, using a combination of gymnastic skills, aerobatics and dance, defies the laws of gravity and leaves the crowds speechless.
With the vision of entertaining audiences in a modern fashion, Founder and President Christopher Harrison created a way to integrate the strength and stamina of athletes with stage performing. In 1990, his vision and passion came to life and Team Anti-Gravity was born. “AntiGravity’s” eclectic talent roster consists of national and international champion athletes (including Olympians), urban dancers and underground specialty artists. It’s unique movement vocabulary seamlessly incorporates acrobatic skills from many unrelated physical disciplines, merging athletics and aesthetics into its own art form. As a result, Team AntiGravity has encompassed the world, especially during its 2004 Athens Olympic Summer Games debut with their “…artfully chaotic blend of … sheer athleticism,” according to The New York Times.
Today, “AntiGravity” is New York City’s only aerial performance company and has used their professional work ethic to maintain an excellent reputation in both the theatrical community and sports entertainment industry. With the use of champion athletes, ropes, straps, hammocks, and other unconventional ways, the goal to get airborne has been a success. Charles Gibson from Good Morning America exclaims that “AntiGravity” is “really an extraordinary group, and what they do is different from anything you’ve seen done before”. The Wharton Center for Performing Arts proudly welcomes the energetic and mind-blowing “AntiGravity” to its stage!
“AntiGravity” arrives Tuesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Cobb Great Hall.
Tickets are $18-$32.
For tickets and information, call 517-432-2000 or log on to http://www.whartoncenter.com.