2 Defy Gravity is a circus arts company owned by a pair of circus-based performers, Marissa Dorshner and Cade Holmseth, who perform throughout the Twin Cities and Minnesota. The duo's performances combine the circus arts of silks, lyra, acro-balancing, trapeze, chains and fire with dance and aerial dance. They also offer classes, workshops and private lessons. Look for them each summer at their annual public event, Circus in the Park.
Circus in the Park
Each summer 2 Defy Gravity hosts Circus in the Park, a family-friendly event offered in a local park and open to the general public. Admission is free and includes performances by local circus performers, such as jugglers, aerial performers and stilt-walkers. The public is invited to toss down a blanket and enjoy the show or check out the many vendors at the festival.
2 Defy Gravity Birthday Parties
Dorshner and Holmseth are full time teachers of the aerial arts. They offer entertainment or private lessons which would make a unique birthday party or for other private events. Private lessons include instruction in silks, lyra, trapeze, sling, straps, chains and acro-balance. Email for more information. For other birthday parties ideas, see our Ultimate Guide to Birthday Parties.