AERA is an aerial dance company

AERA aims to expand the performance environment by creating a unique shared experience with our audience. As an aerial dance company, AERA combines original choreography and custom designed three-dimensional structures that utilize mediums such as fabric and pole in addition to other apparatus to create a multifaceted experience of performance art. AERA’s goal is to create experiential art through aerial dance.


History of AERA

October 2009: The founders of AERA create their first show together, Out Through Her.

March 2010: Out Through Her is staged for the second time. Members of the architecture firm SO-IL attend this event and invite the founders of AERA to perform on Pole Dance, an architectural installation they had created in the courtyard of MoMA PS1, during the summer of 2010.

2011: With the help of Ya-Roo Yang, AERA Dance Foundation Inc. is formed and submitted for federal recognition as a non-profit arts organization.

June 2011: AERA produces its inaugural show, New Ends.

August 2012: AERA Dance Foundation Inc. is officially recognized as a 501(c)3 charity organization.