Grounded Aerial - Aerialist / Acrobat | New York(no reviews)
Based In: New York
From: site specific work that varies per vision!
Our technically trained professional aerialists and dancers come from such backgrounds as De La Guarda, Cirque du Soleil, Momix, Stomp, Blue Man Group, and Pilobolus. We specialize in mind/body bending choreography and vibrant interactive characters that will take your event to a new breathtaking high.
What makes us different? We’re artists that collaborate.
**Collaborates with the client by meshing concepts and ideas with our extensive repertoire to create custom-made pieces.
**Works with marketing department/ events organization to embody that companies’ ... specific branding
**Offers the highest level of artistry and rigging expertise, selecting from our massive NYC talent pool.
**Engages with the audience in an immersive environment of spectacle, complete with theatrical characters, tantalizing music, and plot.
It was thrilling to have Grounded Aerial in Broadway Bares. They helped us to raise the roof, raise the pulse, and raise a ton of money with their effortless art!”
-Jerry Mitchell, Tony award winning choreographer
Where can we fly?
YOU NAME THE PLACE!
We utilize a variety of unique rigging-intensive systems that employ advanced rock climbing, theatrical, and circus technology ranging from manually operated counterweight systems to state of the art motorized aerial systems. Our versatility and knowledge allows us to create a fascinating organic synergy between performer and technician that is completely novel in the world of human fly rigging.
Beyond our pool of talented aerialists, our technical staff is accustomed to working in a variety of locales, including ballrooms, multipurpose spaces, theatres, outdoor venues, raw forests, and on the sides of buildings and cliffs. We will help coordinate with the client’s production management team, local crew, and engineers to ensure the safety of all involved and keep the production on time and on budget. Also- we are a fully insured LLC with an impeccable safety record.
Factors such as number of performers, union/labor restrictions, travel, installation time, special rehearsal requirements, etc-- all play a part in determining the overall cost of our work. Rates generally start around $10,000 to $15,000 for a ten to fifteen minute show consisting of two to four performers and two rigging technicians, and go up accordingly as performance time and scale increase. However, it is our mission to work with the client to craft a show within your budget. Special consideration is always given to non-profit and fund-raising events.
Karen A. Fuhrman, Artistic Director
With her M.A. from NYU in choreography and higher dance education, Karen A. Fuhrman specializes in both ground and aerial choreography. She has performed with Pilobolus, seen with 2007 Oscars Award Show, Ellen Degeneres, Good Morning America, and the Conan O’ Brian show. Other credits include Cavalia of Cirque du Soleil, De La Guarda, and MOMIX. She has also danced for the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, MTV, PBS, ABC, and SHOWTIME. She has toured and taught aerial and dance in extensive venues through out the world.
Grounded Aerial has appeared at Ye ... rba Buena’s Art Festival (San Francisco), Microsoft's worldwide Vista and Office Logo launch, benefits in Lake Tahoe, Limelight night club (NYC), Company y Company (Barcelona, Spain), Bidvest International Awards Ceremony (Johannesburg, South Africa), Skirball Theater (NYC opening for Neil Diamond), Baila! (National Palace of Culture in Guatemala City), Spiderman II release party, Usher (NYC Gala), Madeski, Martin, and Wood Concert (Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC), the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, the ESPY awards for ESPN, the Lincoln Center NYC, America’s Got Talent, Beach House music video, Studio 54, Lagos, Nigeria cooperate event, Sleep No More, and most recently debuted on Broadway with the hit musical Matilda! Ms. Fuhrman wrote, directed and produced an aerial play, Insectinside, with a cast of fourteen dancers, actors, and aerialists. The theatrical spectacle premiered in San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Park Slope Brooklyn. Grounded’s most recent international event was in Guatemala City flying, drumming, and dancing for a crowd of 10,000 people for the World Cup.
Grounded Aerial can take any event and make it incredibly unique.
“Working with Grounded Aerial on the launch of Windows was an amazing experience. Their artistry and creativity brought our vision to life in an extraordinary way. We cannot wait to work with Grounded again. They brought an unparalleled energy that helped lift us to new heights”
-Brian Maloney, Founding Partner, Maloney & Fox- Events Producer
“I have developed great respect for Karen’s work. Karen brings intelligence and humor to her performance. She has an engaging personality and talent, and I recommend her highly to you.”?
-Michael Tracy, Co-Artistic Director, Pilobolus Dance ... Company
“Ms. Fuhrman took our concepts for our event and proactively produced a result via her creative vision, and made something spectacular.”?
-Brinn A. Wellise, previous client, Switchback Public Relations
"I had the pleasure of working with Karen recently on a full length dance/aerial show and I am left with the highest regard for her talent and work ethic. She has a rich knowledge and appreciation for physical storytelling, and is a terrific asset in any creative process."
-Dreya Webber- Aerial choreographer for Pink
“The dynamic and inventive movement demonstrated in the performance was nothing short of mesmerizing.
Eric Eliacin, The Examiner
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we are certainly fully insured!
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