July 29th and 30th (see below for class times)
$45 per class. Register below.
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Dynamic Technique (Rope and Fabric)
Sat. July 29th: 2-4pm
Level: Intermediate – Some experience in beats is helpful but not necessary.
Dynamic movement has become an integral piece of Rope and Fabric in the last 10 years. Harnessing momentum in the air opens up a whole new range of skills, transitions and ways of moving through the air. When we become proficient at these techniques and pathways, we increase our power and strength in the air and at the same time decrease the amount of effort required.
In this class we will work to perfect the techniques required to maximize your power and grace in the air; engagement, timing, pathway and release. This workshop would be beneficial to any student wishing to improve their beat technique in the air and is an essential step in mastering advanced release moves on vertical apparatus.
Choreography for Single Pt Trap
Saturday July 29th: 4:30 – 6:30pm
Level: Intermediate/Advanced, Prerequisites: Pull over from floor, single knee hang
In many ways Single Point Trapeze is a bridge between Fabric, Lyra and Static Trapeze. In this workshop we will explore some concepts, skills and techniques that are specific to this apparatus. Dynamic movements will pair with beautiful sculptural shapes as we move with and without spin. Students can expect to explore spinning and spiraling, thready transitions, work in the ropes and the inevitable poses and shapes as we build an understanding of not only this piece of choreography but the ability to create infinite individualized harmonious movement patterns.
Saturday July 29th: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Level: All Levels/All Apparatus
When learning Aerial the technique of the skill is primary. As we become proficient with skills and sequences we’re able to start letting go of technique and finding an our own unique, organic quality of movement.
In this workshop students will learn an easy and simple piece of choreography to explore various movement within. We will explore how make the most of timing, use of space, directionality, focus and full bodied movement. This will not only expose you to new techniques, skills and transitions but to a new perspective on creating dance like movements in the air. We will explore the use of space, timing, directionality and shape in order to create work that surpasses aerial arts and becomes aerial dance.
Sunday July 30th: 9:00 – 11:00am
Level: Intermediate/Advanced – Students should feel confident being on the apparatus for at least 1 minute
When we learn Aerials we often learn a skill here, a skill there, slowly building our vocabulary. These are our words. The more words we have the more complex and compelling the story we tell. Our sentence structuring; how we sequence skills together and for what reason plays a vital role in creating fluid and seamless sequences.
In this workshop you will learn a piece of original choreography. This will not only expose you to new techniques, skills and transitions but to a new perspective on creating dance like movements in the air. We will explore the use of space, timing, directionality and shape in order to create work that surpasses aerial arts and becomes dance.
Sunday July 30th: 11:30am -1:30pm
Level: Intermediate + on rope or fabric, basic partnering experience on any apparatus is encouraged but not required
The vertical apparatus allows for an unusual and compelling way to interact with a partner using height, tension and vertical space. The relationships and transitions between them can be as beautiful as they are dynamic and surprising.
This workshop will introduce the various ways to partner on the vertical apparatus. Working with some of our favorite examples of partnering; we will explore the various categories of partner work, including: role reversal, hand to hand (with and without tail), tension pole, flier & tail, mirroring and more.
Sunday July 30th: 2:00 – 4:00pm
Level: All, Prerequisites: Appropriate for anyone wishing to improve their flexibility however to get the most out of the workshop hands flat on the ground in a pike is helpful.
A systematic flexibility technique program built especially for aerial work that emphasizes active strength and safety. Students can expect to work on drills to improve: splits, straddles, shoulder mobility and back bending.
Jenn has been exploring aerial arts since 2008 via silks, sling, cord lisse, trapeze, lyra and rope & harness. She has coached, choreographed and performed across the US from New York to Alaska and was most recently based out of Seattle, WA where she was a staff coach at Versatile Arts [2010-2017].
As a certified personal trainer, Jenn is as passionate about optimal training and progression as she is about creative exploration. Her constantly evolving movement style has been described as mesmerizing, intricate and truly authentic.
Learn more about her at heelhang.com or follow her on instagram at /heelhang
Alex moved from Sydney Australia to San Francisco in 2009 to attend the Circus Center’s Professional Aerial program where he specialized in Corde Lisse and Swinging Trapeze. Since the completion of his training Alex has performed and taught workshops across the U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand and England.
With his comprehensive background of dance, circus and theatre creation, Alex has created a unique style of movement and presence on the rope. Whether coaching or onstage, Alex utilizes directionality and momentum-based movement to create choreography that is both fluid and dynamic.
See some of Alex’s work here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP6j8qSgFjxpmO-Y3Mxpy1g