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Flyin' high: A sneak peek at Houston's first Festival of Aerial Arts
Somewhere in between the graceful leaps of classical ballet and the excitement of gravity-defying circus feats is a relatively newer genre in dance and movement arts. Aerial arts launched in Houston courtesy of a daredevil gal who isn't confined by the laws of nature.
Amy Ell, who holds a degree in exercise science from Texas Woman's University, is the thrill-seeker behind this venture that lifts off from the ground to offer a different aesthetic approach to dance and fitness. She has curated a three-week festival, running through July 28 inside Vault Houston at Spring Street Studios, that's filled with workshops and classes suitable for beginners to advance practitioners.
CultureMap's Tyler Rudick hangs with Ell for this KHOU/CultureMap Moment in which he chats with masters of the genre about what it feels like to give aerial exploits a whirl and what's in store for Texas' First Annual Festival of Aerial Arts, which continues through this weekend.
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