Wednesday June 26
5:30 – 7:30 Sling for Aerialists
Thursday, June 27
5:30 – 7:30: Aerial Sling: Twist and Shout!
Friday, June 28
5:30 – 7: Trapeze: Beyond the Basics
7:30 – 9:00 Fabric: Creative Climbs and Dramatic Descents
Saturday, June 29
10:00am – 12:00 Put My Foot Where?! Partner Acrobatics and Human Pyramids
Workshop pricing: 1.5 hr workshops $60, 2 hr workshops $75
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Five workshops over the course of 3 days at Madison Circus Space!
Sling for Aerialists (Wednesday June 26, 5:30-7:30)
As the popularity of circus arts and aerial yoga grow, more and more students are becoming interested in aerial sling/hammock, a single loop of fabric often thought of as a “beginner apparatus.” While this fabric loop can be a fantastic way for new aerialists to get off the ground, there’s no reason to stop there! This workshop is geared towards students who have experience with aerials but have not spent much time exploring the dynamics of single-point sling, or those who want to further their sling technique. We will move at a faster pace, learning poses, rolls, and drops.
Pre-requisites: experience with any aerial apparatus (fabric/silks, trapeze, lyra, rope, straps, etc), general strength/comfort inverting from the ground and working in the air.
Aerial Sling: Twist and Shout! (Thursday June 27, 5:30-7:30)
Take your sling practice to the next level in this workshop that will focus on twisty transitions and squirrelly sequences. We will focus on smoothing out choreography and working on flow. We will also explore dynamic movement with beats and drops. This is a workshop for experienced aerialists–some sling experience is strongly suggested.
Pre-requisites: Some sling experience, or a strong background on another apparatus (fabric, trapeze, rope, lyra), and the ability to invert consistently with good form in the air.
Trapeze: Beyond the Basics (Friday June 28, 5:00-7:30)
For aerialists with previous trapeze experience. This workshop will introduce a variety of static and dynamic skills, as well as focusing on transitions and fluid movement in the air. Emphasis will be on proper technique and form, and we will learn key conditioning and stretching exercises to help you take your training to the next level.
Pre-requisites: Comfort with skills below the bar, from sitting, and from standing; solid knee beats and front balance
Fabric: Creative Climbs and Dramatic Descents (Friday June 28, 7:30-9:00)
Instantly amp up your fabric performance by incorporating new climbs and descents into your aerial vocabulary! Not only is climbing a great way to condition your body, it will also work your brain (hello, opposite side!) and get your creative gears turning as we find opportunities within each climb to make the movements your own.
Pre-requisites: Ability to consistently invert in the air and do windmill hip keys.
Put My Foot Where?! Partner Acrobatics and Human Pyramids (Saturday, June 29, 10:00am-noon)
In this introductory workshop, we will learn the foundations of partner acrobatics, which draws from AcroYoga, Sports Acro, dance partnering, and more. Using counterbalance and weight sharing, we will work in pairs, trios and larger groups to create shapes and build pyramids using only our bodies. Learn to balance others on your feet, hands, shoulders while lying down, sitting, and standing. The only requirement is a sense of humor!
No pre-requisites. Come with or without a partner.
Lauren Breunig fell in love with circus while working as a counselor at Circus Smirkus camp during college. After graduating she began taking classes at the New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA), first as a recreational student, then as part of the ProTrack Program. She is the pioneer of an original apparatus, the Sliding Trapeze, and has been featured on as an innovative aerialist in festivals across the United States including the Aerial Acrobatics Arts Festival of Denver, the US Aerial Championships, and VivaFest. Now working as a freelance artist, she has performed with companies including the Christopher Reeve Foundation, the Boston Circus Guild, and Nimble Arts, delighting audiences large and small with performances on the Sliding Trapeze as well as aerial sling, static trapeze, fabric, and partner acrobatics. A versatile and engaging instructor, she teaches circus arts to students of all ages at studios, schools, camps, and festivals around the US and abroad, and she also leads Nimble Arts Teacher Training courses.
A veteran of the stage as a singer, Lauren has toured and recorded in the US and around the world with a variety of folk music groups, including her band, Windborne. Check out her work on Instagram @laurenbreunig or at her website laurenbreunig.com
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