Gregg has been busy designing the tents for a magical wedding which takes place in the new play "Monsoon Wedding" at the Berkeley Repertory Theater, directed by Mira Nair. He will be flying a few of the performers and bringing life to the set through aerial puppetry. world premiere is May 5. Gregg will be in Berkeley rehearsing with the cast, crew and creative team.
The process from design, through completion is filled with twists and turns. It is constantly shifting and it is exactly what makes it so exciting for Gregg. You can see the process of building these tents in some of the photos.
(#monsoonweddinglive #berkeleyrepertorytheater #miranair #aerialdesigner #aerialpuppetry #theater )
Gregg just completed work as head aerial rigger/designer on #RickyMartin "ALL IN" SHOW At the Park Theater in Las Vegas' Monte Carlo Resort.
Gregg worked with Director Jaime King, Supervising Choreographers Jason Young & Paul Kirkland of #801productions, Choreographers Ruthy Inchaustegui (remember Ruthy from dance class and AIReal Yoga teacher), Leo Moctezuma and the #rickymartindancers. Gregg configured a brand new unique bungee technology that allowed for a hybrid flying system bungee and hard line flying. The show is running along side the Cher & Bruno Mars shows.
(#rickymartinallin, #rickymartindancers, #801productions, @ruthyinchaustegui, @sarahmjames1, @erikamarosi, @ektorsilva, #JamieKing, #davilorenzomusic, )
Gregg directed the Home Depot Sales Manager Meeting #HomedepotSMM2017 in Las Vegas. This event brought together 6000 of the store managers across North America for a 4 day meeting that culminated in this extremely unique event. #BurningMan meets #homedepot. What do these two brands have in common you ask? Do you know that a majority of the parts and pieces of Burning Man art projects come from Home Depot? Long time Burning Man attendee, Keith Greco who has been building art projects for Burning Man for the past 15 years, actually made an entire Burning Man camp out of products that he bought at Home Depot.
Incredible performance by The Aerial Studio as the Warriors break Chase Center ground with dancing cranes, fireworks, and acrobatics.
The Golden State Warriors broke ground in San Francisco on Monday afternoon at the future site of the Chase Center. The ceremony included speeches from San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Owners Joe Lacob and Peter Gruber, Steve Kerr and Kevin Durant and The Aerial Studio's very own Kevin Holland and Aaron Nelson (Aerialists) and Josh Rasile and Ed Bossert (Stuntmen and Parkour).
Kevin Holland and Aaron Nelson are graduates of The Aerial Studio's teen troupe program and were able to have had this amazing experience on a professional rig.
Great Job Team!
USA TODAY - Those faux construction workers did backflips down the
aisles, all part of the circus that was the Chase Center celebration party.
More than 700 dignitaries, Warriors officials and media members packed
a bayside tent, only to be awed by a grand finale that was equal parts
pomp and circumstance. The curtain that featured an image of the arena
was raised, the sun poured in, and construction equipment came to life as
if this was a scene straight from Disney’s “Fantasia.” Add in the cheery
choir performance at the start, Kevin Durant saying, "That he’ll stick around
long enough to play in the building a few seasons from now," and the fact
that the Warriors had routed their rival Cleveland Cavaliers just hours
before, and the mood among those in attendance couldn’t have been
Artistic Director / Producer : Gregg Curtis
Production & Costume Design : Keith Greco
Choreographer : Benoit Potvin
Music Composition : Joshua Kobak
Wardrobe Assistant : Jennifer Brennerman
On Nov. 3rd, 2016 in San Diego, California, Gregg Curtis along with his production team, Keith Greco, founder of Greco Deco, and Charissa Barton, co-founder of Barton Movement, showcased their live art masterpiece of Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” for the opening of the epic Adobe MAX Bash celebratory party featuring The Mowgli’s and Alabama Shakes.
Adobe MAX is the world’s premier creativity conference. It’s an awe-inspiring mashup of over 9,000 of the world’s top creatives and best-in-the business experts who come together to learn, share, create, connect and play. At MAX, attendees dive deeper into Adobe Creative Cloud, see what creative visionaries are doing, and learn how to take their careers where they want it to go.
The installment of the back drop is up! Good job Gregg and Keith!
The Mowgli’s band stage.
Rehearsals with Charissa Barton and dancers.
Gregg is up to even more exciting projects!
He is currently designing the sets on "Monsoon Wedding,"
a theatre project for Berkeley Rep. which will hopefully be going to Broadway!
He is also creating and directing a project for Adobe Max in San Diego!
And last but not least, Gregg just finished rigging the "Nytewalkers" show at California's Great America in Santa Clara!
Make sure to check out this amazing show as zombies defy gravity in search of a good party! Hurry, it ends this Halloween!
"Acroflyte" Show at Great America Theme Park in Santa Clarita!
Gregg has been busy creating some amazing projects! Working with All Wheel Sports he designed, rigged, & directed a low-aerial bungee dance piece for the "Acroflyte" show at Great America Theme Park in Santa Clarita, CA. The show was performed multiple times a day all summer!
Gregg has also been very busy as Entertainment Director on an exciting project in
St. Tropez, France, and a large scale corporate show in San Diego!
Inversions with @airealyoga at Wanderlust in Whistler, British Columbia. One month ago I was involved in bad car accident that left me feeling pretty whiplashed. I have been going through rigorous chiropractic treatment and physical therapy, and honestly, after taking this class it is the best I have felt since the accident. If you have the chance, I highly recommend taking a restorative aerial yoga class with @carmenraecurtis @wanderlustfest #findyourtruenorth
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Gregg and Carmen have been in creation these past two months, along with designer Es Devlin and choreographers Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight and Dana Foglia for
Beyonce's Stadium World Tour
The entire team has worked incredibly hard to make this Beyonce's biggest and greatest tour yet. To witness The Aerial Studio owners aerial direction and choreography come to life, check out Beyonce.com for tickets and show dates nearest you!
So who is this Gregg Curtis, some of you may be wondering?
For those of you who don't know this crazy genius, Gregg is kind of a big deal. His creativity has propelled him through an incredible international career in the performing arts starting with his time as a
national champion gymnast.
Gregg trained at the US Olympic Training Center from 1990-1993 and was at one time the best male gymnast in America. (He was one of the first men to be able to do a triple back!)