The art of the trapeze is in Hamermesh’s DNA; she’s been training in circus arts since childhood, and her mother, former Denver Public Schools boardmember Lynn Coleman, founded the Aerial Acrobatic Arts Festival in 2011. Coleman herself has been performing since she was a toddler, traveling the world with her family’s many trapeze acts; that family stretches back to Colorado’s Imperial Flyers, the oldest continuously operating flying-trapeze club in the world.
The festival is now in full swing at the Eugenia Rawls Courtyard Theater in the King Center, 855 Lawrence Way on the Auraria campus. Aerial competition performances take place at 7 p.m. tonight and tomorrow night; tickets are $35. Various workshops will also be held throughout the weekend for both trained aerialists and beginners. For more information, visit aerialartsfestdenver.com.
May 30-31, 7 p.m., 2014