StoryUp! Aerial Theater
ACROBATIC ACTS, SPINE TINGLING STORIES, AND GRAVITY DEFYING FEATS OF LITERACY
StoryUp! is an aerial children's theater troupe based in Durham, North Carolina.
Two best friends meet at the playground after school. They decide to play their favorite game, "Paleontologist". Donning vests and fancy hats, shovels over their shoulders, they begin to hunt for fossils. But what's this?! Oh my! Dinosaur foot prints?! Well, they know what they are looking for now!
Through the use of found objects and the power of imagination, a slide becomes a dinosaur tail. An old hammock is a rib. A puppet head is a fully intact skull. We attach all of these things as we find them to a metal frame, making a climbable dinosaur in front of audience members’ eyes.
StoryUp! is an aerial children's theater troupe based in Durham, North Carolina. We are the brainchild of two children's librarians and a teacher. We perform 45 min. long original, interactive shows for schools, festivals, community centers, and libraries.
Co-Founder, Co-Creative Director
Amy is a founding member of StoryUp! She is an aerialist, illustrator, and librarian extraordinaire. Combining her years of experience as a Children's Librarian and storyteller with her experience as an aerialist Amy creates a unique and engaging relationship with her audience.
You can learn more about Amy's ground based storytelling at littlepeoplebigquestions.com
[Photo Credit: Kim Lan Grout]
Katie is a dynamic creator and and teacher of all things circus and theater. Internationally educating and impacting students and audiences for over five years, she ignites a sense of wonder and empowerment in those that work with her. After completing her time as a Division 1 NCAA athlete, Katie discovered circus as a new way to physically engage and creatively express herself. Her formal training includes completing the Aloft Circus Arts Full Time Training program in 2014. Making her vision come to life, Katie majored in her original apparatus, rope ladder, while minoring in stilt dancing. She still continues to develop as an artist and instructor by taking every moment as a learning opportunity.
Faith Towner began aerial silks in 2009 under the instruction of North Carolina’s first aerial instructor, Rebecca Drake. Once she learned to climb she’s never looked back, or down. Faith has been fortunate to learn aerial skills from many great regional and local instructors as well as internationally renowned teachers, Fred Deb, Elsie and Serenity Smith, and Susan Murphy.
Faith has a passion for the Aerial Arts because they produce strength, flexibility, endurance, and prove to be a wonderful creative outlet for all abilities and ages.