Slipstream by Lindsay Bellaire
March 11, 12, 18, 19 Dusk to 10:00 PM
Waterloo Train Station, Erb and Father David Bauer
Using a combination of aerial arts, music, sound, lighting, and projections, Slipstream is about finding a place of calm in the face of emotional turbulence. Inspired by the practice of meditation, this piece will bring these elements together to create an experience that calms the nervous system and provides the audience with an opportunity to step out of the stream of racing thoughts and heavy feelings to find a more passive, blissful space from which to witness them. In a highly reactive world that is suffering with a collective sense of anxiety and uncertainty, taking a moment to breathe and sit with discomfort can help us heal as individuals and as a community. I hope that this piece can be that breath.
ARTIST: Lindsay Bellaire is the co-owner of Articus Productions, a theatrical circus company that provides circus-based entertainment for events and venues across Ontario. As a classically trained actor (BFA in Acting, University of Windsor) and a professional aerialist, her work as a performer and creator focuses on using aerial arts as a tool for storytelling. She has co-created six shows under Articus, including Rough Magic, Shipwrecked, The Lumberjack Show, The Aerial Pirate Show, Camp Articus, and the company’s longest running flagship show, WEIRD, which toured theatre festivals and venues from 2015 – 2020, earning awards at several Fringe Festivals and showcasing at Ontario Contact in 2018. Lindsay also co-owns the TriCity Centre for Circus Arts in Waterloo Region (www.tricitycircus.com), a studio dedicated to fostering creative expression through circus arts.