The Flying Project is presently a 16 ft. aerial rig purchased through a grant from the Eastern Shore Community Health Board with a set of bungees for one participant at a time to be in the air while a second participant is on the ground acting as both a spotter and a mover with the participant in the air.
The project is housed in the Good Shepherd Church in Lawrencetown Nova Scotia who are providing their multi-purpose room for this activity free of charge.
A core group of volunteers have been trained in safety and movement techniques for aerial bungee work by Karen Fuhrman director of Grounded Aerial Dance Company in New York and former Cirque D’ Soleil performer.
the Flying Project aims to
…put people In the air who have limited mobility on the ground to experience greater freedom of movement and creative expression.
…put youth experiencing anxiety, depression or trauma related symptoms in the air to lift both body and spirit
and by doing so…
…increase the joy of the participants in building confidence, sense of empowerment, increased movement capacity and creativity while inspiring each other through their interaction and pure fun.
Future goals of the Flying Project include incorporating three or more bungee rigs in the roof trusses (design donated by BMR Engineering of Halifax) of the multi-purpose room for more participants to be in the air at one time. We can then choreograph and collaborate with artists and musicians to produce an aerial show for the community.