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Grounded Aerial Brings EMOTIONALLY CHARGED CHOREOGRAPHY AMPLIFIED INTO THE AIR to the Lehman Center Tonight

Artistic Director Karen A. Fuhrman announced that GROUNDED AERIAL, a visceral aerial Dance Company, will present EMOTIONALLY CHARGED CHOREOGRAPHY AMPLIFIED INTO THE AIR tonight, January 25th at 8pm at the Lehman Center for Performing Arts (250 Bedford Park Boulevard, West Bronx).

Featuring dancers Caitlin E. Campbell, Angela Cascone, Cassandra Glaser, Madeline Hoak, Blaine Horton, Marissa Maislen, Kenneth Stephen Neil, and Stephanie Sutherland, with never-before-heard commissioned works by composers John Medeski, John E. Oyzon, Jacob Robineete, and Trevor Exter, and a commissioned piece choreographed by Paul McGill, GROUNDED AERIAL is thrilled to present a glimpse of their new repertoire.

EMOTIONALLY CHARGED CHOREOGRAPHY AMPLIFIED INTO THE AIR is an evening of theater, dance and aerial with enticing characters, gymnastic feats, original live music, and choreographic debuts of Grounded Aerial's new repertoire.

Conceived and directed by GROUNED AERIAL Owner and Artistic Director, Karen A. Fuhrman, with Aerial Rigging Design by Director of Production, Aaron Verdery, Lighting Design is by Driscoll Otto and Costume Design is by Brynn Almni. Described as an "an inventive, thought-provoking spectacle" by The Examiner.com, GROUNDED AERIAL is a visceral aerial Dance Company that theatrically utilizes the dimensions of each space by piercing through the air with character-driven purpose. They believe in spectacle for a reason. Their technically trained dancers come from such backgrounds as Fuerza Bruta, De La Guarda, Momix, Blue Man Group, The Met, Keigwin + Company, STREB, Cirque du Soleil, and Pilobolus.

Tickets for EMOTIONALLY CHARGED CHOREOGRAPHY AMPLIFIED INTO THE AIR are available for purchase through The Lehman Center's website, or by calling 718.960.8833. Ticket prices range from $25 to $35. The Lehman Center for Performing Arts is located at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard, West Bronx, NY 10468.

For more, go to www.GroundedAerial.com, or follow on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Grounded-Aerial and Twitter: @GroundedAerial.

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KAREN A. FUHRMAN (Artistic Director). With her M.A. from NYU in choreography and higher dance education, Ms. 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 (Off-Broadway NYC), and MOMIX Dance Company. She has also danced for the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, MTV, PBS, ABC, and SHOWTIME. With Grounded Aerial, Ms. Fuhrman's choreography has appeared at Yerba 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, 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 Aerial's most recent international event was recently received by a star-studded "mesmerized crowd" in Lagos, Nigeria.

AARON VERDERY (Director of Production/Aerial Rigging Design) is very pleased to join forces with Grounded Aerial. With a background in stunt rigging and technical direction, he designed aerial rigs for Cedar Lakes Contemporary Ballet, TimeLapse Dance, Elizabeth Streb and the Yale School of Drama, and has worked with companies such as De La Guarda, Blue Man Group, Action Specialists, ZFX, Roundabout Theatre Company, and Signature Theatre Company. He is an alumnus of the M.F.A program in Technical Design and Production at Yale University's School of Drama.

Paul McGill (Choreographer) is a dancer, actor, and choreographer native to Pittsburgh. He has been working for the past decade on Broadway and in TV and Film. His most recent credit is in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Other notable credits include A Chorus Line on Broadway, the Oscar winning documentary Man On Wire, MGM's Fame (2009), Nickelodeon's "Victorious", and NBC's "Smash".

Brynn Almli (Costume Design) is a New York based Costume Designer. She is excited to be working with Grounded Aerial again after Midnight Circus last summer. Other recent work includes Landscape of the Body at NYU, Harm of Will choreographed by Kendra Portier for Second Avenue Dance Company, Orange Alert at the Algonquin Seaport Theater and numerous productions at Millbrook Playhouse. Ms. Almli's previous assisting experience includes work for Aspen Music Festival, New York Musical Theatre Festival, Theatre for a New Audience, the Guthrie Theater, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. She earned a BFA from the College of St. Catharine in Creative Writing and Sculpture and is currently working towards an MFA in Costume Design for Stage.

CAITLIN CAMPBELL is a recent graduate from New York University with a BFA in Drama. She likes to split her time between dance theatre, devised work and classical performance. She is currently one of Grounded Aerial's interns.


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