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En Pointe, En L'air


Dancers already defy gravity, what with their ability to spin on those pointe shoes and effortlessly leap high into the atmosphere, but En L’Air Aerial Dance Company takes weightlessness to a whole new space. Founded by Monica Newsam, this seemingly lighter-than-air group utilizes strips of silk fabric tied to the rafters, a trapeze and even a cube frame to showcase movement in a whole new way, imaginatively expanding the conventional definition of dance and upwardly increasing the limits of the stage. To witness this ensemble's distinctive aesthetic, don't miss Airborne Soirée, beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (June 7 through 9) at Satori (3003 Locust Street; 314-652-3003). At this concert Newsam and company are bound to amaze and engage -- and make you believe that they can fly. For additional details and to purchase tickets ($15 to $20), visit
June 7-9, 8 p.m., 2012

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