Falling Up: Aerial Circus Kaka’ako

Jessica serving aerial champagne

… was a wild success!

Over 125 people watched burlesque, aerial silk, trapeze, lyra, and acrobats fly around Kakaako Agora, all benefiting the Oahu Fringe Festival. Not yet certain how much we raised, but it was a never seen before in Kaka’ako event and it was awesome.

Aerial silk | Trapeze | Lyra | Acrobats | Food | Silent Auction

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Jessica serving aerial champagne

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Shelley Simpson tells a little story of a girl who fell 15 feet and didn't die...Benefiting the Oahu Fringe Festival, this modern circus featured aerialists, acrobats and contemporary circus performers of all persuasions.

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Azure (burlesque)
Heather Booth (trapeze)
Laura Matsumoto (aerial silk)
Tara Lavery (lyra)
Angela Saucedo Warren & David Saucedo Eichelmann (acrobatics)
Shelley Simpson (aerial silk)
DJ Justin Beaverlake (sexy disco/electro cumbia)

Hunter Down (MC)

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Kakaako Agora
Designed by tokyo-based architecture firm, Atelier Bow-Wow, Kaka’ako Agora is the first multi-purpose, open public space in the neighborhood. Funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, Kaka’ako Agora is devoted to art and culture events that push creativity and innovation.

This event was Kakaako Agora’s first aerial event.



Oahu Fringe FestivalThe Oahu Fringe Festival promotes the development of original work in the performing arts by presenting a provocative multicultural arts festival of by emerging and professional artists, unique to Hawai’i.




Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand: Punch Bowl Party for you & 10 of your friends (value: $150)
Honolulu Personal Trainer: 3 Personal Training Sessions (value: $225)
MAC 24/7: $50 gift certificate
Hawaii Belly Dancer, Malia Delapenia: 4 class gift certificate (value: $50)
Knotwrking Massage: 1 massage (value: $75)
Vroom Family Chiropractic: 1 exam (value: $75)
James Girard Bodyworks: 2 massages (value: $180)
Aimee French Waxing: $100 gift certificate
Private Solo Aerial Class w/Heather Booth of Still & Moving Dance Center: (Value: $75)
Private Group Aerial Class (2-4 people) w/Heather Booth of Still & Moving Dance Center: (Value: $100)


There was a secondary reason for this circus event: To celebrate lifeAerialFallColage

On September 3rd, 2013, I fell while performing on an aerial silk. At nearly 15 feet high, I was lucky to only break my foot and so this event is my “I Didn’t Die,” celebration of good fortune.

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