Idaho Falls acrobat troupe set to perform at ISU College of Arts and Letters New Year’s Eve Gala
December 8, 2015
POCATELLO – Idaho Falls acrobat troupe Stasia Acrobats will perform at the Idaho State University College of Arts and Letters New Year’s Eve Gala on Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.
Stasia Acrobats is made up of 12 acrobats ages 8-21. They perform an amateur version of the famous acrobat show “Cirque de Soleil” with storylines, costumes and music. They also perform aerial acts, ground acrobatics, hand-balancing and tumbling. Stasia Acrobats have performed more than 100 times in northern Utah and southeast Idaho including ISU men’s basketball games, the Eastern Idaho State Fair and Fourth of July parades.
Their performance at the Gala will incorporate their circus style with the Gala theme “carnaval.”
“Our performance will incorporate a lot of things,” said Aric Nelson, director of Stasia Acrobats. “We’re going to tell a story in the circus world with aerial moves and ground acrobatics. It will be aesthetically pleasing for the audience. This will also be a good experience for people to see what we do.”
Seven ISU dancers will collaborate with Stasia Acrobats at the Gala. The acrobat troupe travelled to Pocatello to teach the dancers basic skills of ground acrobatics and hand-balancing. The dancers also travelled to Idaho Falls to learn more aerial work.
“This will be a great experience for our kids,” said Nelson. “We have done a lot of collaborative efforts recently and we love to collaborate with people.
This will be the first time that the acrobat troupe will perform in the Stephens Performing Arts Center.
“This is a very cool opportunity to perform in a great theatre,” Nelson said.
Fore more information about Stasia Acrobats and their future performances, visit stasiaacrobats.com or on Facebook at Stasia Acrobats.