Guest Workshops

 
 

MOVE Intensive Workshop with Ezra LeBank
May 24th from 7:3o-9:30pm
Cost: $35

Movement, Acrobatics & Improvisation blend into a fully embodied workshop to flip your world upside down. This workshop will give you tools to transform your physical practice, drawing from Capoeira, Circus Acrobatics, Biomechanics, and Contact Improvisation, the workshop will include conditioning, improvisation, and ensemble acrobatics. We will work with the senses, curiosity, and creative practice.

Material will be accessible for all levels of acrobats and movers, and will include variations to challenge experienced practitioners.

About Ezra

Ezra LeBank is the Head of Movement and Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at California State University, Long Beach. He has taught at The Juilliard School, Purchase College, Smith College, The University of Montana, and Vassar College. He teaches and performs across the world including recent workshops and festivals in Sweden, France, Poland, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Ireland, England, Scotland, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Israel, Estonia, Canada, Malaysia, Australia, and across the United States. He is recognized as a specialist in Acrobatics, Biomechanics, Contact Improvisation & Clown. His acrobatic theatre show FLIGHT performed Off-Broadway in 2016 and is nominated for the Critics Choice Awards Best Touring Show of the Year in San Diego for 2017. Ezra has been a featured instructor at the Israel Acrobatics Convention, Nordic Acro Festival, Philly Take Phlight Festival, New York Acro Fest, AcroLove, Divine Play, MOVE Copenhagen, Helsinki Acro Week, and in workshops worldwide. He's kinda bossy.

"Logic will take you from A to B. Bossyness will take you everywhere." -Albert Einstein(ish)

 
 

*Free* Self-Defense Workshop by Pop Gym
May 26th from 3-5pm

Palm Heels for the people! Don't get that joke? No worries! Come by this FREE Pop Up workshop to learn some introductory skills that will keep you feeling safe. We'll be covering the basics: stretching, conditioning, technique, and theory, with the hope that participants will leave with some super useful foundations that will aid them in the day-to-day. Mix that in with some sweat and some movement, and you'll have an accessible and confidence-boosting good time for all. Whether you are a beginner, or someone with experience, come work it out with us!

Open to all ages! We'll be moving around, so participants should wear clothing in which they are comfortable stretching and sweating.

POP Gym is a new project, working towards opening a physical space in Brooklyn that offers free self-defense, fitness, and skill share classes 7 days a week. As we continue planning, we invite you to come by any of our events this summer! Our workshops have been described as, "fun", "holistic" and "empowering", and for any questions, comments, or inquiries for future workshops for you or your organizations, email us at info@popgym.org

 
 

Ballet, Biceps & Booze... Meet you at the Bar, Barre, Bar!
May 27th from 5-6:30pm

$40 for one person
$60 for two people

Back by popular demand!

Bring a friend or date or meet one here, and come get circus strong with us. We'll do 45 minutes of ballet barre, 45 minutes of conditioning and tricks on the trapeze bar, and then send you and your friend to our favorite neighborhood bar for some drink specials. Surprise yourself and learn to fly, dance, and celebrate! We'll keep things fun, keep things moving, make you strong and elegant. Get in your pull-ups and pointed toes and then reward yourself for your hard work. Lengthening and strengthening, finding balance and getting buff; the workshop has something for everyone. Perfect for absolute beginners looking for a fun workout or the seasoned circus artist/dancer looking to balance out their training with some cross-conditioning and cocktails. Buy one full price ticket and get one half off.

Drink tickets for 2 for 1 beer, wine and sangria at local bar Father Knows Best afterward!

 
 

Hoop Manipulation Workshop with Nata Ibragimov
June 10th from 2-4pm
$20 Advanced Registration
$25 Day of Price

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Students will learn one hoop manipulations, body rolls, as well as tosses and catches. Depending on the skill level of students (and the amount of hoops), we will advance to some two/three hoop tricks. We will also try to combine tricks into cohesive combinations that can be plugged into acts.

Workshop Level: Intermediate

PreRequisites: Some knowledge of the basics of hooping required.

If you have your own hoops, bring them!

 

About Nata:
Nata is an ex rhythmic gymnast and current contortion hooper. She was on tour with Cirque Mechanic’s show “Pedalpunk” for the last three years. Right now she is performing her solo hoop act in a show “Tableax” by Troupe Vertigo. More info can be found on my website: www.nataillustration.com

 
 

Performing Professionally
June 18th from 7:30pm-8:30pm
Donation Based

taught by roxie valdez and lola carter

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In this donation-based workshop, learn about the safety, ethics and technical skills necessary to starting and maintaining a professional aerial career.

Suggested donation: $10-$15