Hyattsville Home to High Flying Artist
Arts district resident creates death-defying, beautiful works of choreography on the trapeze.
Her day job, as one half of the ensemble Arachne Aerial Arts, includes devising and executing beautifully choreographed performances which combines trapeze artistry, gymnastics and ballet.
"We do not create work that is about the tricks, as circus work is," Burkholder told the Wire in an email interview. "But we do stay committed to using our apparatus as the means to convey our work."
The result is simply mesmerizing (for proof, see video above).