LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. STEP RIGHT UP. YOU WON’T BELIEVE YOUR EYES. YOU WON’T BELIEVE YOUR EARS. IT IS MAGICAL. IT IS MIRACULOUS. ROLL UP THE CURTAINS. HE FLIES AND HE JUMPS. HE DANCES IN THE AIR. HE WRITES. HE COMPOSES AND HE READS YOUR FORTUNE AND FUTURE. TODAY ON THE STAGE OF BEAUTIFULMAG WE BRING YOU THE WONDROUS, THE SPECTACULAR, THE AMAZING MISTER ARI LEVANAEL.
Ari Levanael. Already just looking at this amazing man is a show by itself. Ari is a man of many talents. As a respected and accomplished artist he has performed throughout Australia, Asia and Europe. This year alone he has wowed audiences in Ireland, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the U.K. Ari Levanael is an aerial circus artist, having dazzled many at renowned festivals like Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, the Storas, Ibsen, Jessheim and Moon Festivals in Norway, Glastonbury Festival in the UK and the befamed grand opening of the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong. But Ari is so much more than that alone.
Ari Levanael was born in Sydney on an April morning, the youngest of three children. Growing up in the suburbs of Sydney, he enjoyed a healthy upbringing with parent that encouraged him into a lot of sports and martial arts. At 5 Ari was a fanatic gymnast, adding judo at the age of 7 and Kung Fu at 11 to that. By the time he was 15, Ari was of the best gymnasts at high school and did as much sports as he possibly could do.
Ari grew up being a very sensitive child. He loved being in nature, surrounded by animals, and developed a strong interest in the mystical and supernatural side of life from a very early age. When he was 13, he got his first deck of Tarot cards from his mother which he used to read for his friends at school. He loved the spiritual and it wouldn’t be long before he got involved with crystals and developed an interest in paganism and Wicca.
It was at his first job – at the Sydney Theater Company - after graduation that Ari got inspired by the performing arts. With friends he started to develop his own choreographies and shows, often involving unusual elements like fire, water and acrobatics. His shows were always sensual, ritualistic and sometimes a bit dangerous, and eventually evolved in aerial performances. “With my years of gymnastic and martial art training coming together to blend well with the aerial work, I felt as though I was like a duck to water,” explains Ari. “Finally doing something I loved and was inspired by. Something to push my creative and physical boundaries. Something I felt completely natural doing.” Ari found his calling and moved from Sydney to Byron Bay in Northern NSW. Further developing his physical skills, he also connected with a group of spiritual people it was in Byron Bay that Ari also developed a much stronger sense for nature and the supernatural. Besides perfecting his performance arts he found true fulfillment in teaching others in the physical arts and the rewarding sensation of being an inspiration for others.
Ari Levanael has left Australia long ago to settle down in London which is now his home base from where he continually embarks on an everlasting quest to perform and share his knowledge that brings him all over the world. In addition to his great physical and spiritual skills, his fabulous aerial performances and choreographies, Ari also started to compose music and put his more sensitive thoughts and interests in words by writing poetry. Besides that his has developed a great interest in photography which he now explores by appearing in front of the camera from many renowned photographers, but for sure, knowing how driven this talented man is, he will soon also start doing his own shootings. “I love meeting people over the world, creative people, and beautiful people, people with stories to tell. I’m open to all kinds of experiences.” Ari Levanael goes with the wind. –B-
Read more about Ari Levanael on his website, his blog and his MySpace profile.