Erinina is the inventor of the Fire Trapeze, where the very ropes of her apparatus burn as she dances amidst the flames. Erinina is an AERIALIST available for hire on STATIC TRAPEZE, DANCE TRAPEZE, AERIAL SILKS, and her own version of BURLESQUE TRAPEZE, she calls Trap-teasery. She is also an EVENT PRODUCER, CHARACTER PERFORMER, SHOW HOST, and CHARLIE CHAPLIN impersonator. She would love to create a custom character just for you.
Additionally, Erinina enjoys sharing and teaching her art form with kids and kids at heart. Have passport, will travel. ;)
Former clients and credits include Moby, The NY Dance Parade, Best of Galapagos, Dumbo Arts Festival, & Art Outside.
I first saw Erinina perform at the OxHeart art salon in NYC. Her fire trapeze, performance presence, and professionalism led me to invite her almost instantly to join my troupe, the Gowanus Circus in Brooklyn. I'm happy to recommend her and her creative versatility for any gig you can throw at her. You won't be disappointed.
Response from Erinina Marie Ness:
Thanks so much! In turn, I'm happy to recommend the Gowanus Circus for gigs as well. It's a traditional, underground, sideshow spectacle with fire, flying and freaky tricks. All the best things for any job you can imagine!
Price Range: $200-$3000
Languages: English, Spanish
Unions: Texas Aerialist Union
What to Expect
Professional level aerial performance including rigging before and after the event start times, as well as liability insurance for your space and audience. Stage acts or ambient performance including costume & make-up. I provide my own aerial equipment and rigging hardware. Hiring an aerialist is not the place to try to save money by hiring an amateur. Audience and performer safety are key for my own performance, and any partners that I recommend or work with.
Aerial Bartending. TABC certified aerialist with 10 years of Bartending experience.
Character performance as an aerial act or to roam amongst your crowd. Current characters include Charlie Chaplin, Theodora and her mobile kissing booth, Narcissus with interactive live feed video and photo booth, or a character developed specifically for your event.
Burlesque entertainment. Trap-teasery is my own brand of burlesque aerial entertainment, but I can also customize an act for your event, in the air or on the ground.
Event Production. I can handle all or a part of an event's production needs, from booking performers and technicians, coordinating and running things day of the event, offering input on creative theme or direction, or handling communications to booked talent prior to the event. I bring years of experience running a multimedia theatre company in NYC, currently assist in the production side of Crash Alchemy, and formerly produced the Austin variety show Kabarette with a K! at Spiderhouse Ballroom.
Additional Booking Notes
Aerial performance requires safe rigging points that can bare a load weight of minimum 1500 lbs-3000 lbs depending on the act, at a minimum height of 15 feet. I can connect you with a professional rigger for your space if necessary, or obtain a freestanding rig for an additional fee.
For any act, I will require a secure dressing location to store my costumes and belongings, with enough room to stretch between acts.
Influences & Inspiration
Pina Bausch, Commedia dell'Arte, Vaudeville, Performance Art, Robert Wilson, Grotowski, Laban, Viewpoints Theater, Physical Theatre, Interactive and Mutimedia technology, Cirque and Traditional Circus styles, Burlesque, Modern Dance, Belly Dance, Salsa and Flamenco, Dante, Edgar Allen Poe, Tennessee Williams, Bjork, Pink.
15 foot height clearance
1000 lb load bearing structure to rig an aerial apparatus from
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