Voler (Volay) – Thieves of Flight, Kansas City’s Premier Aerial Academy and Aerial Performance Ensemble, is an edgy and experimental collaboration of aerial dance and acrobatics, comprised of performing artists from the Kansas City area. With over 15 years experience, we have set the bar high with our award winning teaching, notable performance style, innovative curriculum, and supportive community.
We feature performances and training in aerial silks, straps, hammock, lyra (hoop), static trapeze, rope loop, hand balancing, acro yoga, aerial yoga, flexibility, modern dance, contemporary dance, ambient characters, and theatrical development.
Voler performers specialize in various disciplines including: aerial silks, hammock, lyra, hand balancing, static trapeze, acro yoga, aerial yoga, mini lyra, straps, modern, jazz, ballet, latin, flamenco, broken-glass walking, fire spinning, fire-breathing, bed of nails, living statues, tumbling, body balancing, and anti-gravity movement.
Also known as aerial fabrics, aerial tissues, ribbon or tissu, is a type of performance where artists wrap, suspend, fall, swing, and spiral their body into and out of various positions on a suspended fabric without the use of safety lines. Performances are an exciting display of skill, athleticism, coordination and flexibility.
Where aerial silks are hung upside down as a loop of fabric or hammock. Performers may perform inside or outside of the hammock. Back-lighting adds to the ambiance of this performance type. Hammock is recommended for longer performances and shorter spaces (15′ and below) but is also stunning at a greater height.
AERIAL LYRA (HOOP)
A popular aerial form where a steel ring about 36″ in diameter is suspended and performers will hang and create spinning shapes within the circle. This type of performance is lovely as event ambiance as well as a featured act.
Straps are an open aerial form where two ropes are suspended and the performer moves and hangs within. Straps are a fantastic performance at a spinning lower height (20′ and below) as well as event ambiance.
One of the the original aerial apparatuses, static trapeze is unique in that it incorporates soft movement of rope with the bar work of the trapeze. Performances are stunning and audiences frequently gasp at this balancing act. Can be performed at both high and low ceiling height.
The ringlet, aka mini lyra, is a suspended steel ring about 20’’ in diameter. Due to its small size, the performer can spin very quickly and display bendy shapes within and around the apparatus. A unique alternative for short ceilings.
This is the most popular form for aerial ambiance in clubs and bars. Performers will hang, sit and create shapes above the bar or audiences. This is most suitable for short ceilings (12′ and below).
The cloud hammock is unique to Voler. A cross between a cloud swing and an aerial hammock, this apparatus is perfect for showcasing flexibility, strength, and dynamic tricks.
Hand balancing is an impressive feat of strength, coordination and beauty. Our hand balancers display their incredible skills in a variety of positions both on the floor and on canes.
Body Balancing, Acro Yoga, Fire, Flow Arts, Stilts, Juggling, Dance, Movement & Ambient Characters
Floor Performances are added artistic elements for any event! We have created shows that incorporate aerial and floor movement, as well as made special appearances as characters and dancers. Whatever your needs, we can create a performance that is spectacular for your event!