From the fabled city of ancient Egyptian gods to the contemporary stages of the world, Gregangelo and Velocity Arts presents a stellar cast of international performing artists, museum quality costuming and a breathtaking journey through the space/time continuum. Heliopolis is rich with mesmerizing music, awe-inspiring dance, gravity defying circus arts and captivating multi-media visual effects.
Commissioned for the Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, the production offers a panorama of Egyptian history, mythology, folklore and fantasy in a full-spectrum extravaganza.
Spell-bound audiences of all ages delight in Gregangelo’s world-class Whirling Dervish, featured with Cirque du Soleil, hypnotic hand dances, hoops of fire, contortionists, aerialists, snake charmers and luminescent beings from another dimension.
Heliopolis is both an exquisitely staged sell-out theatrical presentation and an unforgettable arts-in-education experience. With a cast option of 12-20 artists, the production is easily adapted to traditional proscenium theaters, as well as, various settings. With such a tapestry of history, artistry and theatrics, Heliopolis is perfectly suited to university departments, humanities programs and community performance series.