Blown out of proportion |

Blown out of proportion

Wren Wertin

If you’re talking about buoyancy, Fred Garbo and Daielma Santos can illustrate. The duo take the stage as the Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Company at the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek Saturday at 6 p.m.

The secret, says Garbo, is they have fun on stage.

The blend of dance, acrobatics, juggling and sheer exhibitionist drama make the audience feel as though they’re lost in a gigantic toy box. The cubes, tubes and flattened blobs are made of parachute silk, and they are shaped and re-shaped often. By being manipulated on the inside by the humans, they seem alive.

The show opens with a 10-foot cylinder slithering on stage and imploding. Before long, the audience may be playing catch with gigantic props. Santos’ dance experience serves her well as she cancans, only to be swallowed up by her growing skirt. Puff the Air-Dale and Fred Zeplin make cameos, too. According to critics, it’s a show for youngsters and oldsters alike.

The 90-minute show is $14 for children and $18 for adults. For more information, contact the Vilar Center Box Office at 845-TIXS or visit The performance begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Wren Wertin can be reached via e-mail at or phone at 949-0555 ext. 618.

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