Circus Arts Workshops

 
 

AERIAL HOOP DYNAMICS

WITH PAWEL KULAGA

Saturday, August 31st

2:30-4:00pm

$60


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Aerial Hoop Dynamics-it's based on classic aerial lyra technique, used in dynamics combos. Teaching signature moves, rotation and drops.

Level: Open level

Pre-Requisites: Must know basics. Recommended use of long pants/sleeves.

This workshop needs a minimum of 3 students to run, so save your spots!

About the Instructor:

Pawel Kulaga - based in Poland, experienced aerial dance teacher and performer, united pole athlete by IPSF, Dutch Pole Sport Championships 16 winner, World Pole Sport Championships semi finalist, Polish Got Talent se 8, 10, 12, movement lover and circus enthusiast.

 

FIND THAT LINE!

WITH CHARLES KEIDEL

Monday, September 9th

12:30-2:30pm

$50

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ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE: OPEN RING CIRCUS WORKSHOP SERIES!

Description Is the perfect handstand line evading you? Are you trying to fix your banana? This workshop will focus on alignment and how to engage all the things at the same time and stay there. Participants should expect to learn new ways of relating to their shoulders and abs.

Level: Open Level

Pre-requisites: This workshop is open to all levels, though participants should be comfortable bearing weight on their hands (e.g. in a handstand against the wall).

This workshop needs a minimum of 2 students to run. Save your spot in advance!

About the Instructor:

Charles Keidel is a circus polymath who recently graduated from the Aloft Circus Arts Full-Time Training program, where he specialized in Tight Wire/Dance Wire and developing non-human characters in his work. Coming from a childhood steeped in a circus community heavily based on the styles of and founded by the Ringling Brothers, Charles is excited to have an opportunity to tap back into those roots while also getting to showcase his newly developed style of making work.

 

AERIAL BALANCES

WITH EMMA LUZ

Monday, September 9th

3:00-5:00pm

$65

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ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE: OPEN RING CIRCUS WORKSHOP SERIES!

Description Explore a variety of handstands and split balances in the air and connected to the ground. Workshop will discuss mechanics of posture and engagement for movement in stable positions and cover a plethora of tricks and techniques on fabric, rope, rope sling and multicord.

Level: Intermediate

Pre-requisites: Students should have a regular practice on a vertical apparatus, be comfortable with vertical vocabulary and able to hold a 30 second handstand against the wall.

This workshops needs a minimum of 2 students to run. Save your spot in advance!

About the Instructor:

Emma Luz is a multidisciplinary movement artist and composer specializing in rope and contact meteor. She expresses her passion for the intertwined relationship of sound and emotion through a unique collage of interviews, composition and explorative choreography. Emma is a graduate of NECCA’s Professional Track Training Program and the Nimble Arts Foundation Level Teacher Training in Fabric and Trapeze. She also holds a BA in Humanities, Outdoor Leadership and Music from the University of Oregon. Along with 10 years of experience in teaching circus, horse back riding, and rock climbing, Emma brings an exuberance for self- growth, technical excellence and creative exploration to her students.


 

FLOOREO-FLOOR CHOREOGRAPHY

WITH MOLLY BARGER

Monday, September 9th
5:30-7:30pm

$50

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ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE: OPEN RING CIRCUS WORKSHOP SERIES!

Flooreo = Floor Choreography. Students will learn movements (rolls, inversions, etc) to beef up their ground vocabulary, learning methods of expanding upon these fundamentals, and bringing creativity into your dance/acrobatic/ground practice. Students will learn or create a movement phrase utilizing their newfound skills!

Open level!

This workshops needs a minimum of 2 students to run. Save your spot in advance!

About the Instructor:
Molly Barger began her acrobatic journey as a competitive gymnast. She fell in love with circus at Oberlin College, where she earned a BA in Dance. Post-college she attended the Pro-track professional training program at the New England Center for Circus Arts, where she studied hoop diving, partner acrobatics, handstands, and Chinese pole. Molly has trained, taught, and performed across the United States, most recently in Philadelphia, PA.

 

OPEN LEVEL CONTORTION INTENSIVE (NOVICE/INTERMEDIATE)

WITH ANGELA KIM

SEPTEMBER 9th - OCTOBER 9th

5 pm to 7pm OR 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

INVESTMENT: $250

Join Angela Kim for this 6 week contortion series!

This contortion training program will lead students to more extreme skills by first exploring various bridge variations, forearmstands, handstands, and an intro to chest stands. Learn how to properly get in and out of positions using strength and control.

Cost is $250 for all 6 classes - class occurs once a week.
Comes with 6 weeks of complimentary open workout for the duration of the workshop series.

Level: Novice-Intermediate.

About Angela:

Angela Kim is a former competitive figure skater and current aerial silks artist who most recently toured with Cirque du Soleil's Volta as a lead character. In addition to a lead character role, she performed in a four artist acrobatic number on 35 feet tall automated rotating ladders.

Angela is passionate about making sure both her youth and adult students learn strong fundamentals. She views it as essential to help emerging artists find their own vocabulary, unique movement quality, and believes it is the best way to open up possibilities for creativity. She is a certified pilates instructor and uses this experience to help her students learn to move efficiently and achieve their potential. Angela draws on 15 years of teaching experience as a figure skating coach, pilates instructor and an aerial specialist.

 

ACROBATRIX FLEXIBILITY WORKSHOP

WITH LEAH ROSE ORLEANS

Monday September 9th, 2019,

7:30-9:30pm
Investment: $43

This workshop is for people who are passionate about improving their knowledge and body from within a flexibility practice. Leah will be teaching active and passive exercises with a focus on shoulders, hips, bridges, and splits. Through humor, practicality, and efficiency, Leah will take students through a variety of clever stretches, using techniques ranging from Russian, Mongolian, Chinese and Canadian styles of Contortion. Want to understand how to open your shoulders in a bridge? Centimeters away from a full split but you just can't figure out why? Breakthroughs will happen in Leah’s workshops. They always do.

Pre-Requisites: Comfort moving and stretching with ease. Experience in a movement art (Dance, Aerial, Circus, Acro,Yoga) is recommended

Open Level
This workshops needs a minimum of 3 students to run. Cancellation policy is 48h.

About the Instructor:
Leah is a professional contortionist, circus artist, and coach and staying in New York for August and September! All year long she tours the country teaching and performing contortion and partner acrobatics! She is known in the contortion community for her Instagram tutorials, and is always trying to find a clever and fun way to bring comedy into (sometimes painful) stretching.

 

DYNAMIC ROPE TECHNIQUE (INT/ADV)

WITH LEAH BROOKE

September 14, Saturday

1:30-4:00pm

Investment: $75


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This workshop is a technique lab for dynamic rope! Beginning with beats and small releases, this workshop will build smaller preparatory drills into bigger release skills and longer dynamic chains, with a focus on healthy shoulder engagement and alignment.

Pre-requisites: Ability to do 1 straight-arm inversion, and basic familiarity with climbing and wrapping.

This workshops needs a minimum of 2 students to run, so save your spot in advance!

About the Instructor:

Leah Brooke is an aerialist from Oregon who is currently based in Barcelona. Before circus took over her life, she was a tribal fusion bellydancer, burlesque performer, and cabaret show producer in Seattle. In 2011 she moved to New York City, where she worked with Constellation Movement Company, Westchester Circus Arts, Circus Warehouse, House of Yes, and many more. Today, she’s embraced the artist-nomad life. She performs primarily on rope, silks, and trapeze.

 

BELAY THEORY

WITH KYLIE CARRIGAN

Saturday, November 16th

1:30-3:30pm

$50 Early Bird (Until October 31st)

$60 Regular

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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.
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
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.

 

AERIAL STRAPS INTENSIVE

WITH STUART MCKENZIE

Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm

Price for all 6 classes: $250
Comes with 6 weeks of complimentary open workout for the duration of the workshop series.

Drop-ins: $55 (if space)

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Taking your aerial straps to more advanced levels! The main focus will be on sequencing straps technique that can evolve into an act, or can translate to other aerial disciplines.

Pre-Requisites: Some straps experience required: (5 straight arm leg lifts, 5 pull ups, 3 skin the cats is recommended)

This workshop requires a minimum of 6 students to run, so save your spot in advance!

About the Instructor:
Stuart was born in London and began gymnastics at the age of 12. He represented Great Britain in Sports Acrobatics for 10 years where his Men's Four achieved a ranking of No. 1 in the world.

Stuart recently created a new duo Aerial Straps act for Mystere at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Other notable performances involved special events for CDS including more recently the Opening Ceremony for the Pan Am Games and One Night for One Drop.