AntiGravity® Founder and Innovator
In the early 1990’s Christopher Harrison, an entrepreneurial minded athlete, champion gymnast, snow-blader, street skater and college cheerleader turned Broadway dancer/choreographer had a vision of merging the athletic and the aesthetic. Mr. Harrison, always the trend-setter, understood the explosive nature of sports on stage and set out to combine the two. He also discovered that what was once unique to the circus could be reconceived utilizing athletes to create a wholly new movement vocabulary. He gathered fellow champions eager to let go of the “rules and regulations” of their sport and formed a performance company whose objective was to “challenge the limits of physicality”. Together, in NYC, they created new technology for jumping, flipping and flying. He aptly named the innovative team AntiGravity. Here is how they have influenced the movement revolution that ensued.
Over twenty years, AntiGravity’s outstanding work has flourished on the biggest stages, with the most popular artists and tastemakers of our day. Aside from their own original full-length theatrical shows (5 unique productions), AntiGravity has helped to develop numerous other brands with their unique appeal. Their diverse clients include: Barack Obama, Stephen Spielberg, P. Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, George Lucas, Steven Forbes, Nelly, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani & No Doubt, Heidi Klum, Usher, Rihanna, Marc Jacobs, Paul Newman, Richard Branson, Kurt Browning, David Letterman, Daddy Yankee, Giorgio Armani, Tommy Hilfiger, George Soros, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, NFL, NBA, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, PBS, MTV and many more. They have participated in 3 Olympic Games, 6 Broadway shows, 15 seasons with the Metropolitan Opera and numerous television appearances including: the Grammy Awards, Video Music Awards, Academy Awards and President Barack Obama’s Inauguration. They also perform in rock tours and at all-star games, in commercial advertisements and in hundreds of high-end international events from fashion launches to movie premiers to raves.
No longer merely a performance troupe, AntiGravity has spread its wings as an entertainment brand with divisions in: theater, events, television, film and fitness. The AntiGravity executive team is a fine-tuned production machine that knows how to execute with precision. Having worked together for many years, in every kind of circumstance all over the world, when they produce, nothing is left up in the air.
Since its inception in 1991, the AntiGravity Entertainment has become the premier American Aerial Acrobatic performance company and the Presidents Choice. Below is a selected list of Harrison's accomplishments with AntiGravity as his platform.
President Barack Obama, Madonna, Alexander Wang, Richard Branson, George Lucas, Bill Gates, Steven Forbes, George Soros, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Kanye West, Nelly, 50Cent, Britney Spears, P.Diddy, Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani & No Doubt, Paul Newman, Daddy Yankee, Rosie O'Donnell, Pitbull, Steven Spielberg, Pink, Michael Jackson, Kanye West, Nelly, Fergie, Heidi Klum, Usher, Marc Jacobs, Katie Couric, Kurt Browning, David Letterman, ABC, NBC, CBS, Univision, MTV
Obama Presidential Inauguration 2009, Academy Awards (Oscars), Grammy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, BET Awards, Radio Music Awards, Golden Globe awards (Portugal), Latin Music Awards, VH1 Fashion Awards, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Smash
Original Full Length Live Shows
AntiGravity The Brazil Tour (2010), Aerials, Athletes & Arpeggios (2009), AntiGravity: The Tour (2007), AntiGravity: An American Band (2003), AntiGravity's Crash Test Dummies (2001), The AntiGravity Party! (2000), AIRotica (1999), AntiGravity’s Circus Diva (1998), AntiGravity Flight Dreams (1995)
Creative Team Collaborations
The Frogs (Broadway 2004), Nine (Broadway Tony Award 2003), Swing! (Broadway 2000 & Intl. Tour 2003), Candide (Broadway 1997), Rocky Horror Show Live (2000), Lady In The Dark (Encores at City Center 1994), Radio City Music Hall Easter Show (1991-93), Blast! (U.S. & Intl. Tour 2006, A Midsummers Nights Dream (Papermill 2006), Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare in the Park 1992), Monkey: Journey to the West (Intl. Tour 2007, Lincoln Center), Barnum (1999), The Lion King (HongKong Disneyland 2005)
Live Sporting Events
2002 Olympic Ceremonies, 2004 Athens Olympic Games, Goodwill Games, NCAA Basketball Tour, NBA All-Star Game, XFL Season NY/NJ "Hitmen", International Special Olympics, Inner City Games, World Soccer All-Star Game, NFL Broncos Season Opener Mile & High Stadium Inauguration, NBA Memphis Grizzlies, NBA Golden State Warriors, Maccabee Games, Kurt Browningâ€™s "Gotta Skate", International Special Olympics (CT),World Wrestling Championships, Mr. Olympia Competition, 2007 ProBowl, NYC Marathon Ceremonies, Gay Games VII Ceremonies, Boston Marathon, 2004/05 Tour of Gymnastic Olympic Champions, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Assoc. Ball, Formula One (Malaysia), Numerous NFL & NBA Halftime shows
12 seasons at the Metropolitan Opera House; Turandot, Faust, La Traviata, Les Trojens, Un Ballo De Maschera, Samson & Delilah, Ariadne Auf Naus, Pagliacci, Manon, War & Peace, Armida. Les Trois Oranges (Julliard Theater), Rakes Progress (Boston Opera), Cinderella (NY State Theater),
Virgin, Google, AT&T, Lucas Film, NASDAQ, Lotus, Chrysler, Toys "R" Us, Louis Vuitton, JEEP, McDonald's, Samsung, Chanel, Nintendo, Walmart, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, IBM, Sony, Bell Telephone, Conde Nast, MTV, PepsiCo, DeBeers, Sun Micro Systems, Aveda, Sara Lee, Smirnoff, Nu Skin, BJâ€™s Wholesale, Daimler Chrysler, Burger King, Compaq, Dâ€™Agostino's, Forbes, Lancome, Levis, Holiday Inn, Johnson & Johnson, Target, Xerox, Mercedes, Kia Motors, Thyssen Krupp, Heineken, Ford, Toyota, Motorola, Schick, Sony, Caldwell Banker, Boston Beer, Footlocker, Equinox, Lycra, Merrill Lynch, Macy's, Mazda, Oldsmobile, Lexus, Staples, Revlon, NYSE, Armani Exchange, Johnny Walker, Altria, Gilette, Spa Association, Sun Rider, Bacardi, Avaya, Chrysler, Redkin, Mercedes Benz, Fed Ex, Canon, Sherwin Williams, Costume National, Footlocker