Logo TV founder Matt Farber’s Outlandish performance series continues on Friday, Jan 31 with AirOtic, the sexy cirque-style show, at the Sunshine Cathedral in Fort Lauderdale.
In 2016, Stephane and his husband Kyle Kier conceived and developed an LGBT production, AirOtic, that debuted on an Atlantis Events gay cruise. Over the past two years, the troupe have become the most popular act for Atlantis.
Last year, they partnered with Logo Founder Matt Farber to bring this incredible production to American audiences that enjoy a gay sensibility, and this year they came back with a new and exciting production.
“AirOtic” is a high-level acrobatic circus show featuring physique, strength, burlesque. “Visual beauty, an atmosphere of fantasy, and seemingly effortless acrobatic feats… a triumph”—Provincetown Banner
It was a pleasure to sit down with Stephane and Kyle for this Hotspots exclusive interview:
When did each of you start with acrobatics?
Stephane – I was competing from when I was 6 to 17 and after that I quit competing to work in show business. My first job was an acrobat in an opera.
Kyle – I started when I was 3 and I competed early on. I stopped when I was 13 and started diving competitively. When I graduated high school in 2009, I moved to Orlando (from Rochester, NY) and started working at Disney as an acrobat. AirO
When and how did you meet?
Stephane – we met through my company that I created. Kyle came to work as a summer gig for 3 months and from then we stayed together.
Was it love at first sight?
Kyle – for me yes. Once I got to Europe my friends told me you can’t be in a relationship with your boss, but I didn’t listen to them. I stayed and we have been together ever since.
When did you get married?
In September 2016 in New York. We also got married in France.
Since you met, did you always work together?
Yes, we are inseparable.
How did you come up with AirOtic?
It started because we participated in “Italy’s Got Talent,” and I proposed on live TV. At that time there were no Gay rights in Italy, so it was a taboo situation. Afterwards everybody freaked out, but the video went viral and we got over 4.5 million views. We also got a lot of interviews and exposure. I was working on a lot of cruise lines and I got contacted by NCL to do a surprise act on the Atlantis Cruise line. The owner of Atlantis, Rich Campbell, saw it and wanted to book us in his other cruises. I told him I will come up with a full show, and he loved the idea. There is where AirOtic was born.
You wear very little clothes, do you ever get shy?
Stephane – I have never been shy, my dad is always naked on the couch watching TV.
Kyle – I was never shy either, I am a performer.
What makes AirOtic different from other acrobatic shows?
Its sexy, it’s sensual, and since the cast is so small you fall in love with each of the performers. When you leave the theater, you are not only thinking about the acrobatics, but about love and human rights.
This year’s show is AirOtic 2020, what makes this show different from last years?
We have been adding a lot of new acts into the show and we kept the most appealing that the audiences loved. This year we also have two new extremely talented girls in the cast to represent love in all aspects. We have been working over six months on the creation of new acts and new extraordinary costumes!
What does the future hold for the two of you?
We are opening a new type of fitness program involving our aerial experience: Fly Extreme Fitness (FLYXFIT). We also have many projects for several shows on different cruise lines and around the world. But mainly I’m happy to announce that in summer 2020 we will officially have a double cast of AirOtic. One cast will perform all summer in Provincetown Massachusetts and the second cast will perform all summer in Sitges near Barcelona.
AirOtic plays – Friday-Saturday, Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, Thursday – Saturday, Feb. 6 – 8, & Thursday-Friday Feb. 13 – 14, at 8pm. Tickets which start at $35 go to: OutlandishFL.com. Premium seating and VIP tickets (including an artist meet-and-greet) are also available. Discounted “Pick 4” option, to see any four shows are also available.
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