Media Advisory – Photocall 04/08/11 – Breathtaking Aerial Acrobatics with Peter Pan

You are invited to send a photographer / reporter / camera crew to a photocall at Leith On The Fringe, Out of the Blue – Drill Hall at 30-38, Dalmeny Street, Leith (on Thursday 4 August at 14:35) for ANGELS Aerials' breathtaking acrobatic aerial adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic Peter Pan; that runs at the venue from 5 – 28 August – Not Mondays (previews 3 & 4).

What:
In full Pirate and Lost Boy costumes ANGELS Aerials will perform extracts from their aerial adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic Peter Pan.

Direct from a sell out tour in Germany the ANGELS perform an incredible aerial acrobatic display; flying through the air, running up the walls, and swooping over the heads of their audience (with exciting sword fighting too); taking  their audience on a journey through the air and into the dreams of childhood.

Children in the audience are invited to sit on the stage and the action unfolds over their heads!  

A thrilling action show for the whole family and children of all ages.

Where:
Leith On The Fringe, Out of the Blue – Drill Hall at 30-38, Dalmeny Street, Leith. EH6 8RG
Leith on the Fringe Tickets – http://www.leithonthefringe.com

When:
Meet at 14:35 for a prompt 14:40 start.  Finish 15:00.
Thursday 4 August 2011

(RSVP:  if you are attending – Paddy Cuthbert – Podge Publicity – T: 07968 699636 / E: paddy@podge.co.uk)

Full Show and Workshop Information:

ANGELS Aerials and Leith on the Fringe @ Out of the Blue Drill Hall present

PETER PAN

Aerial theatre show and flying workshop for children aged 6+ and the whole family.  The ANGELS perform an aerial acrobatic display; flying through the air, running up the walls, and swooping over the heads of their audience. ANGELS Aerials make the sky their stage.

Have you ever dreamt of flying like Peter Pan? ANGELS Aerials make it possible. With their breathtaking aerial adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic tale they take you on a journey through the air and into the dreams of childhood.

Join the adventure, the sword fighting, and the magic. Children in the audience are invited to sit on the stage and the action unfolds over their heads!  

Learn what makes a crocodile dance and a sofa cry…A thrilling action show for the whole family and children of all ages.   Join us after the show for a flying workshop, suitable for the whole family, and learn to fly like Peter Pan!

“I won´t go to school! I won´t learn any boring stuff! I won´t go to bed! I will always stay a boy and have fun!”  (Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie)

Any soothing words are in vain; Peter Pan never never wants to grow up. And why would he learn his sums instead of searing through the sky with the Lost Boys? But Peter Pan has bigger problems: he has lost his shadow. And if that wasn´t enough trouble his all-time enemy is in hot pursuit – the most vicious pirate of all times: Captain Hook until he has young Peter in his grasp!
But where is Peter?
Direct from a sell out tour in Germany ´ANGELS Aerials´ bring their thrilling, family show to Edinburgh for the very first time.
A must see for children, parents, grandparents and everybody who still dreams of flying…

Join us after the show for a flying workshop, suitable for children aged 6+, and learn to fly like Peter Pan!  Booking essential.

LISTINGS INFORMATION:
VENUE:     Main House (Venue 195)
Leith on the Fringe @ Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30-36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG
TIMES & DATES:
10:15 – 11:15 – 3 August – 28 August – Not Mondays
13:30 – 14:30 – 4, 5, 6, 9, 14, 16,18,19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28 August

TICKETS:            
Previews 3 – 5 August: £7.50 (£5.00) (£25.00 Family Ticket)
All other Performances: £10.00 (£7.50) (£30.00 Family Ticket)
Children 5 and under go free
BOX OFFICE:
Fringe Box Office – +44 (0)131 226 0000 / http://edfringe.com
Leith on the Fringe Tickets – http://www.leithonthefringe.com
Leith on the Fringe Enquiries – +44 (0)131 554 8092
AGE: Suitable for all

Notes to Editors:
ANGELS Aerials – The Company
Susanne Beschorner is the Artistic Director of ANGELS Aerials. Susanne wears many hats and is the choreographer; writes and produces the pieces as well as performing in them.
Susanne studied dance and physical theatre at German Sports University Cologne and completed her education at LABAN London with an MA in Choreography and Dance studies and perfected her aerial skills with internationally known companies such as De La Guarda, Fuerzabruta and La Fura dels Baus.  

In 2003 Susanne founded Germany´s only aerial Theatre Company: ANGELS Aerials. The following year saw their first production “Angels – the show from the sky”.  The show was a resounding success and the company were invited to the Dortmund Theaterzwang festival.  Since then the repertoire has grown and in 2008 Susanne and her ANGELS were part of the flying VW Olympic Showcase during the Olympic and Paralympic games in Beijing.

Playing with the worlds between movement and the spoken word, earth and air, reality and imagination Susanne has created a unique performance language that makes ANGELS Aerials a very special experience.

Production Elements
Special ideas need creative solutions. Susanne provides the artistic drive and Markus Krökel delivers the technical wizardry that allows the performance to happen as if by magic … and safely.  As the aerial designer, Markus must consider a design that could require up to 1000 metres of rope. Artistic vision meets technology.  As a certified rigger and a mountain climber in his free time, Markus is able to adapt and develop his own solutions to a design constantly. As chief rigger the sure flight of the ANGELS lies in his hands.

The Team
Artistic Director, Choreographer: Susanne Beschorner
Aerial Designer and Head Climber: Markus Krökel
Peter Pan – created with and performed by:
Susanne Beschorner, Britta Herrmann, Alice Hasters, Rebecca Keller, Simone Kieltyka
Climber: Nicole Pirpamer
Director: Herbert Hasters
Fights and Stunts: Ben Sembritzky
Composer Original Sound Score: Andreas Beschorner
Lead Singer: Vera Bolten , E-Guitars: Thomas Wainer, E-Bass: Matthias Kiefer, Drums: Daniel “D-Flat“, Keyboard/Piano: Andreas Beschorner, Violin: Patrick Floris & Leoni Seiler, Viola: Simona Gaudinskaite, Violoncello: Isabel Gehweiler, Accordion: Kerstin Bludau-Weitzel
Recording/Mixing: Robert Müller & Andreas Beschorner

PETER PAN WORKSHOP – Learn to Fly! – For Children age 6+
Right after the show the audience can touch the stars!  Under the careful instruction of the Peter Pan aerial team you are invited to reach for the sky and soar above the stage!

Please note:
Spaces for the workshop are limited.  Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

VENUE: Main House (Venue 195)
Leith on the Fringe @ Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30-36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG
TIME:         11.30 – 12.30
DATES:     3rd August -28th August 2011 – Not Mondays
TICKETS:     £5.00
BOX OFFICE:     
Booking at Leith on the Fringe only – http://www.leithonthefringe.com
Leith on the Fringe Enquiries – +44 (0)131 554 8092
AGE: The whole family are welcome, but safety restrictions mean that the workshop is only suitable for children of 6+
l at 30-38, Dalmeny Street, Leith. EH6 8RG

Contact: Paddy Cuthbert
Phone: 07968699636
Email: paddy@podge.co.uk
Website: http://www.leithonthefringe.com