Solstice! 2017 Winter Aerial Dance & Music Celebration


Berkeley, CA. December 21, 2017:

Who: UpSwing Aerial Dance Company

What:  Solstice! A show celebrating winter & the return of the sun with aerial dance & music

Where:  STUDIO 12, 2525 Eighth Street, Berkeley, CA

When:  Winter Solstice Dec 21 @ 7PM (one performance only)

How Much:  $25 adults/$20 seniors 60+/$10 kids 16 years & under

Purchase in advance  or purchase at door

For more info: or 510.587.0770

Press contact: Cherie Carson,  (510) 587.0770


Berkeley, CA.  UpSwing Aerial Dance Company announces its celebratory Winter Solstice event “Solstice!” Performance is held on December 21, 2017 at 7 PM at Studio 12 in Berkeley CA. Tickets may be purchased in advance at or at the door. Join UpSwing Aerial Dance Company this holiday season as we celebrate our 7th anniversary and welcome the return of the sun and the birth of a New Year.

“Solstice!” is an East Bay favorite holiday alternative since 2005. Produced every other year, this is the 7th production.  “Solstice!” celebrates the longest night of the year with music and dance by some of the Bay Area’s finest performers.

This year enter into a winter’s night, complete with dancing stars, a moon goddess and snowbirds. Experience the tour de force music of Mark Vickness’ intricate, layered guitars and David Worm’s soaring, blues-inflected vocals (Glass House), Amar Singh Khalsa’s magical flute, Sahib Amar Kaur Khalsa’s deeply moving viola and Dan Cantrell’s virtuosic abilities on the accordion and musical saw.

Aerialists performing in this show are UpSwing Company members Jennifer Alvarado, Kirstin Brown, Helen Fitanides, Alissa Kaplan Soto, Helium Valentine and the Teens Who Fly.

Celebrating its seventh year, UpSwing Aerial Dance Company performs dynamic, original dances in the air and on the ground, using aerial rope and harness, bungee, trapeze, lyra and silks.  Upswing has showcased its repertoire at the New York Aerial Dance Fest, the YELP East Bay Summer Splash, Open Air Fest on Vashon Island on Puget Sound west of Seattle, Festival of Aerial Arts in Houston TX and has workshopped aerial dance on ropes in San Antonio/Austin/Houston, TX, at the Floor to Air Festival in Santa Barbara and in Atlanta, GA

For more information, visit our website at  or contact Artistic Director, Cherie Carson at 510.587.0770.

UpSwing Aerial Dance & Company is a nonprofit arts company administered as a 501 © (3) nonprofit under the Dancers' Group's Fiscal Sponsorship Program.



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