Circus Arts Workshops
INTRO TO STRAPS
WITH alex zolnerowich
sunday, october 13th
Sharing similarities with gymnastics rings and traditional aerial apparatuses, straps continue to evolve into their own unique niche in the circus world. In this workshop, we will learn the fundamentals of a variety of classic static positions, as well as conditioning techniques that will help challenge our muscles and take our strength to new levels. Many of these techniques can easily be used to cross train and increase control and power on other aerial apparatuses. Emphasis will be on laying a foundation for continued training and skill work.
Level: Advanced Beginner
Pre-requisites: 2 arms inversions (straddle-up, tuck-up, etc), 30 second 1 arm hang w/ engaged shoulder, 1 minute plan
This workshops requires a minimum of 2 people to run. Please save your spot in advance. Cancellation policy is 48 hours.
About the Instructor:
Alex is one part of the duo Bre and Alex. Bre and Alex started working as a duo together on aerial chains as they saw their overlap in artistic vision and appreciation for physical strength and desire for bringing forth a sense of ease and sensuality in the air on chains. As a duo Bre and Alex specialize in aerial chains, aerial straps, and Spanish web. Bre and Alex have been resident performers at Michelle L’Amour presents Unbridled at Untitled nightclub and Aloft’s Sanctuary in Chicago, IL. Bre and Alex have also performed across the country and internationally, with Zoppé Circus (2019 Miami,Fl) the Vampire Circus (2018 Toronto, Canada). Alex’s solo speciality is aerial straps. He has performed as a solo aerialist in Illumination Sensation at the State Fair of Texas, USA, as well as taking up the role of Puck in Project in Motion’s aerial adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. He has also performed as a soloist, duo, and ensemble member at numerous venues in the
Chicago area, USA
INTRODUCTION TO HAND BALANCING
WITH IVORY FOX
October 20th-November 10th
4 weeks - $160
Drop-In - $45
Taking handstands to the next level! This 4 week Intensive is designed to begin to move you from handstands to handbalancing. The intensive will go into leg movements and choreography, beginner sidebends, beginner back bends, as well as one arm handstand prep and drills.
Pre-Requisites: Be able to kick up to the wall in a handstand. 30 second hold against the wall.
This workshop needs a minimum of 3 students to run so save your spot in advance. Cancellation window is 48hs.
About the Instructor:
Ivory Fox is a NYC based circus artist and teacher. She has performed and taught across North America and Europe. She has performed with Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, 2Ring Circus, Imagine Aerial, ABCirque, The Orion Experience (Off-Bway), Cinemax "The Knick", Amazon “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, and more. Her training began in competitive gymnastics and classical ballet before moving into circus. She currently teaches at Aerial Arts NYC, and The Muse Brooklyn.
with Elizabeth McGuire
OUR FAVORITES ARE BACK!
Explorations in Contemporary - Saturday, November 9th
Choreography for Circus - Saturday, November 16th
EARLY-BIRD - $20
DROP-IN - $25
WITH KYLIE CARRIGAN
Saturday, November 16th
$50 Early Bird (Until October 31st)
Rather than an encyclopedic overview of belay wrap entries, Belay Theory is a deep dive into how a belay works, with an exploration of popular (and some unusual) belay entries to illustrate the theory. Aerialists will be encouraged to think conceptually and innovate new wrap ideas as a group. We will move away from "trick collecting," instead emphasizing understanding the mechanics of these interesting wraps.
Pre-Requisites: Clean inversion in the air, comfort with basic drops, ability to listen and take instruction mid-air
This workshops needs a minimum of 3 students to run. Save your spot in advance!
About the instructor:
Kylie is an artist, aerial instructor, and dancer based in Los Angeles. With a lifetime of training in classical ballet and contemporary dance, Kylie brings the ease of movement and beautiful lines of ballet to her aerial dancing. Kylie was the first student certified through the Aerial Physique teacher training course in Los Angeles and has since gone on to teach aerial silks and hammock at Aerial Physique and currently serves as an instructor and the curriculum director for Wildman Athletica. After earning her Master’s Degree in fine art in 2017 (and presenting her thesis on aerial improvisation) Kylie deepened her focus on wrap theory, choreography, and sequencing. In her coaching, Kylie aims to impart upon her students a deep understanding of the skills she teaches, rather than step-by-step instructions that are shallowly memorized.