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Vertical Belles Premiers (Posted On: Tuesday, May 03, 2016)

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Mountain Goat Film Company presents a unique pairing of local documentary film and live entertainment this May 12, 2016. For one night only at the Simcoe Street Theatre in Collingwood, Ontario, audiences can experience the award winning documentary film VERTICAL BELLES followed by a live performance by the Collingwood Circus Club. Tom Strnad's award winning film follows the local aerial silks artists the Vertical Belles for two years as they grow from small local performances to major gala productions in Ontario. "I wanted to capture the artistic journey for any creative company and what it takes to make a local business run, especially one that showcases something new and unknown to many people", said director and producer Tom Strnad. The film sets a classical score to the graceful aerial silks performances and showcases how it is a blend of dance and gymnastics.

For anyone not familiar with aerial silks, think Canada's very own Cirque du Soleil, since they were one of the originators of modern aerial silks artistry. Silks suspended from the ceiling or any vertical structure, hang down and artists then suspend themselves and perform drops, spins and maneuvers that seem to defy gravity. The live show by the Collingwood Circus Club features members of the Vertical Belles, featured in the film. Highlights include solo aerial silks act by Tara Leslie, and aerial hoop duet by Kristin Nunes and Aisha Chiandet. The cash bar will also feature aerial bartending prior to the show.

With the film just returning from the Houston Worldfest where it was accorded Best Arts and Culture Documentary, this marks its Canadian premiere. Additional sponsors include the Collingwood Circus Club, South Georgian Bay Media Association and the New Classical 102.9FM. For tickets and more information Visit our website or visit the Theatre Collingwood box office in person.


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