Dancers already defy gravity, what with their ability to spin on those pointe shoes and effortlessly leap high into the atmosphere, but En L’Air Aerial Dance Company takes weightlessness to a whole new space. Founded by Monica Newsam, this seemingly lighter-than-air group utilizes strips of silk fabric tied to the rafters, a trapeze and even a cube frame to showcase movement in a whole new way, imaginatively expanding the conventional definition of dance and upwardly increasing the limits of the stage. To witness this ensemble's distinctive aesthetic, don't miss Airborne Soirée, beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (June 7 through 9) at Satori (3003 Locust Street; 314-652-3003). At this concert Newsam and company are bound to amaze and engage -- and make you believe that they can fly. For additional details and to purchase tickets ($15 to $20), visit
June 7-9, 8 p.m., 2012

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