Antigravity® Inc - Thanksgiving 2011

Published on Nov. 24, 2011
Channel: Antigravity
Category: Entertainment
Source: Youtube

Antigravity® Inc. was founded in 1991 by Christopher Harrison in NYC as an acrobatic performance company with the mission of merging athletics and artistry. Evolving upward, the AntiGravity® Hammock was originally developed as an aerial performance apparatus by Mr. Harrison in 1999. Aerial silks were new to aerial arts and had only been used previously in the same format that one would utilize a Spanish Web (aerial rope). Not being a circus performer, Christopher didn't quite know how to use it so he took the aerial silk and looped it into a hammock, then worked with his company members to create a wholly new movement vocabulary on the apparatus. They performed their new aerial art form all over the world and in many high-profile events. He quickly discovered the decompression benefits for the spine through zero-compression inversions. In the ensuing years, Mr. Harrison developed the technique as a company warm-up. Mr. Harrison led AntiGravity Company team members in "Aerial Conditioning" classes at their rehearsal studio. The AntiGravity Skyloft located in Manhattan's Midtown became the birthplace for many new acrobatic techniques and devices including AntiGravity® Boots and the AntiGravity® Hammock. Once the beta program had fully developed he brought the technique to the public, renaming it "AntiGravity® Yoga". It was officially launched in NYC in 2007.