Duo Volee is a doubles Aerials troupe featuring Xochitl Sosa and Celeste Bliss.
Celeste Bliss is a dancer, aerialist, contortionist, circus performer and native texan. She has been teaching aerials and floor skills at Sky Candy in Austin Texas for the past year.
Celeste grew up belly dancing and at the age of 11 she started taking ballet, modern, and jazz classes. Celeste specializes in rope mallakhamb, a sport primarily practiced in India, and duo trapeze. Celeste brings jaw dropping fluidity and fearless movement into each aerial performance. She tries to create new movements for all of her acts and take the audience on a fantastical journey. She performs regularly for stage and film. Celeste has demonstarted her specucular aerial movement in Air, Midsummer in Motion, The Red Shoes, Austin’s annual Halloween party Zombie Ball, and Time machine. She is also a first place winner in the duet category in the annual Middle Eastern dance competition, and has performed with Laura Mcdougal in All Things Animate.
Recenetly accepted into New England’s Center for Circus Art’s Proffesional program ran by Elsie and Serenity Smith, from Cirque du Soiel, Celeste is emerging as a new face in contemporary circus.
Originally from California Xochitl Sosa grew up at a circus and performing arts camp called Camp Winnarainbow. Inspired by the aerial arts from a young age of 10 she was practically destined to join the Circus. Building up years of experience and training all over the U.S. she finally landed in Austin. Here she has become a Collective Member at Sky Candy Austin and is a full-time Trapeze teacher.
Trapeze Fixe and Duo Trapeze being Xochitl's focus. She brings new and original movement to an old-time apparatus. Xochitl's main side-project is a doubles trapeze act called Duo Volee, with Celeste Bliss. Additionally Xochitl performs solo acts on Silks, Rope, Cloudswing, Lyra, and Hammock. She has performed in two Sky Candy original theatre shows: The Red Shoes and The Time Machine. She has also shown off her lovely skills at various Austin events such as: Bassnectar at the Austin Music Hall, Extravagasm, Austin NYE 2011, Vintage Vivant, and many more.
Teaching for the past 7 years, xochitl focuses on kids and youth programs. She is currently the Manager of the Kid’s program at Sky Candy Austin, and teaches intermediate/advanced Trapeze and silks for adults. Teaching and passing on the love of aerials is Xochitl’s greatest joy. Xochitl Sosa has recently been accepted into New England Center for Circus Art's professional program to continue her training.
If hired we have a Trapeze, Rope, or Silks. We both are insured with performers insurance. We can supply a rigger at an additional charge
Celeste Bliss: Performer
Xochitl Sosa: Perfomer and Booking
Cirque Du Soliel is always a breathtaking act. Ricochet and liza Rose have always been an inspiration to us as well as traditional ballet.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 3 - 15 minutes
Depending on the act our performances will either start on the ground or in the air. Our Floor work consists of dance and contortion. We will then begin our act on the apparatus. Duo Volee's style is derived mainly from dance trapeze. We present new ways of basing and balancing eachother, while posing in beautiful shapes. The act will pick up pace as we move into more catch and release type trapeze under the bar. This is more of an acrobatic feel with flips and drops. Our costumes vary performance to performance and will ultimatly depend on the gig. We also offer full length acts that can be arranged up to six months in advance at an additional charge.
ceiling height 15-40ft, rigger, ladder
If booked we will require a safe riggable space. This means ceilings 18-50ft. with supportive beams or tressing. We will be happy to come and check out rigging for a small rigging fee.
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