Adriane Baequi-Nddare Interview, AAU Community Member

Adrian Baequi-Nddare on fabric
Adrian Baequi-Nddare on fabric

What is your favorite apparatus?
Aerial Silks and Aerial Hammock

What do you love about aerial arts?
When I was very young I wanted to be a flying trapeze artist, although that calling eluded me later in life I found fire dancing and Aerial Arts. In 2009 one of best friends, who just happens to be my cousin and current Co-Owner of Aerial Arts of Utah, asked me if I wanted to take a class with her and two other friends. I hardly let her finish her sentence and agreed! Not long after that Julianna Hane sold Revolve Aerial Dance to Annie and Debbie and inside of a year I was teaching beginning silks with the newly formed Aerial Arts of Utah!

I am drawn to the relationship between grace and strength. I am inspired by the way the human body takes on a unique signature because of the absence of gravity in the way we usually experience movement. I love the flow that is created, especially on hammock as the perfect circle guides and supports me.

What are you currently working on?
I am working on a solo silks act, as well as an acro yoga duet for the Fringe Festival in August and a Duo Silks act for Aerial Arts of Utah’s annual show, “Flight of Fancy.”