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UpSwing Aerial Dance Company


2019 Solstice! Multimedia show celebrating the longest night of the year.


Berkeley, CA. December 21 and 22, 2019:

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 @ 8PM and Sunday Dec 22 @ 5 PM

How Much: $30 adults/$20 seniors 65+/$15 kids 17 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 Dec. 21 at 8 PM and Dec. 22, at 5 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 9th 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 9th 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 celebration, complete with dancing stars, a moon goddess and live snow globe. Experience David Worm’s soaring, blues-inflected vocals, Amar Singh Khalsa’s magical flute and Sahib Amar Kaur Khalsa’s deeply moving viola.

Aerialists performing in this show are UpSwing Company members Kirstin Brown, Hannah Dworkin, Helen Fitanides, Alissa Kaplan Soto, Elizabeth Scotten, Helium Valentine and Cara Zeisloft. “Such a wonderful, joyful performance by both the dancers and singers.” Jim Tobin -

Celebrating its ninth year, UpSwing Aerial Dance Company performs dynamic, original dances in the air and on the ground, using aerial rope and harness, bungee, trapeze, lyra, silks and more. Upswing has showcased its repertoire at New York Aerial Dance Fest, 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.