“Off the Map” Series Begins With “Air Play”

The performance inspires childlike wonder through comedy, theatre and visual stunts

In the first performance of this year’s “Off the Map” season, the BRAVO! Professional Performing Arts Series presents “Air Play,” an innovative performance that transforms everyday objects — balloons, umbrellas, kites and even air itself — into impressive feats of visual art. First scheduled for March 2020 but cancelled due to the pandemic, BRAVO! is excited to welcome “Air Play” to BYU’s campus this fall.

“‘Off The Map’ seeks to find unique, thought-provoking work, and this performance fits that definition exactly,” said BRAVO! Series producer Bridget Benton. 

Drawing on elements of theatre, dance, clowning and air sculpture, “Air Play” is designed to delight young and old alike.

“Air Play” was conceived and created by husband-and-wife team Seth Blook and Christina Gelsone in collaboration with kinetic sculptor Daniel Wurtzel. Since 2005, the team — known as “The Acrobuffos” — has created three shows, performed in 25 countries on 6 continents and headlined for the Big Apple Circus.

“Blook and Gelsone are two tremendous innovators of theatrical performance,” said Benton. “This performance is beautiful, whimsical and not to be missed.” 

**Air Play contains strobe lights and latex balloons.**

Tickets and Show Details

Performance Dates and Times: Sep. 3 | 7:30 p.m. 

Location: de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center

Price: $13-36

Tickets: Available in person at the BYU Harris Fine Arts Center or Marriott Center Ticket Office, by phone at (801) 422-2981 or online at byuarts.com.