Circus Arts Workshops

 
 

INTRODUCTION TO HAND BALANCING!

WITH ivory fox

Sundays, July 14th to August 4th , 2019

1:30-3:00 PM

$160

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Taking handstands to the next level! This 4 weeks 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.

Level: Intermediate

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 2 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.

 

FISSION AND FUSION: SPLIT-FABRIC EXPLORATIONS (INT/ADV AERIAL FABRIC)

With Big Teeth Performance Collective

Saturday July 20th 1-3 pm

$55

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This workshop will focus on creative transitions that require navigation between single and double pole work on the fabric. Short choreographic sequences will serve as points of departure for collective brainstorming and exploration. Expand your split-fabric navigational skills, challenge your creative compass and remember -- All who wander are not lost!

Pre-reqs: Students should have a regular practice on aerial fabric, able to do 1-2 pull-ups, invert repeatedly & execute clean hip keys in the air.

This workshops needs a minimum of 3 students to run, so save your spot in advance.
This class is capped at 6 students. If the workshop is full and you would like to attend, please join the waitlist, as we have the option to create a second group.
Cancellation policy is 48h.

About the Instructors/Company:

Molly Graves and Jess Hill

Big Teeth is a collective of performers who vision and create through physical inquiry and a wide, kaleidoscopic queer lens. Our experiences as birth workers, farmers, anthropologists, and public health researchers reverberate throughout our work as acrobats, thespians, dancers, and choreographers. Our collaborations are athletic, conceptual, feminist, concrete, interrogative, and bursting with desire. Our members have trained at Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance in Colorado, the New England Center for Circus Arts in Vermont, and many places in between. As coaches, we bring years of teaching experience and a wide diversity of skill sets.

 

 

AERIAL PARTNERING EXPLORATIONS

With Big Teeth Performance Collective

Saturday, July 20th

3:30-5:30pm

$55

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Explore the apparatus you never knew you had...your fellow aerialists! We’ll try traditional and non-traditional basing and flying, and discover new ways of being in the air together. Students will explore on both trapeze and vertical apparatus (fabric or rope).

This workshops needs a minimum of 3 students to run, so save your spot in advance.

This class is capped at 6 students. If the workshop is full and you would like to attend, please join the waitlist, as we have the option to create a second group.

About the Instructors/Company:

Naomi Ullian, Catherine Jett, Molly Graves, Jess Hill, Megan Gendell

Big Teeth is a collective of performers who vision and create through physical inquiry and a wide, kaleidoscopic queer lens. Our experiences as birth workers, farmers, anthropologists, and public health researchers reverberate throughout our work as acrobats, thespians, dancers, and choreographers. Our collaborations are athletic, conceptual, feminist, concrete, interrogative, and bursting with desire. Our members have trained at Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance in Colorado, the New England Center for Circus Arts in Vermont, and many places in between. As coaches, we bring years of teaching experience and a wide diversity of skill sets.

 

QUIRKY MOVES FOR PARTNER ACROBATICS

with Big Teeth Performance Collective

Sunday, July 21st
11:00am-1:00pm
Investment:$55

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This workshop is for intermediate level partner acrobats looking to add some fresh skills to their toolbox. We’ll share some of our favorites, both those for more traditional base/flyer pairs and for similar sized partners, and discuss the philosophy of partnering from various origins in addition to traditional circus.
Pre-reqs: walking/jumping/solid in two high as either base or flyer + base and fly basic two high

This workshops needs a minimum of 3 students to run, so save your spot in advance.
This class is capped at 6 students. If the workshop is full and you would like to attend, please join the waitlist, as we have the option to create a second group.
Cancellation policy is 48h.

About the Instructors/Company:

Naomi Ullian and Catherine Jett
Big Teeth is a collective of performers who vision and create through physical inquiry and a wide, kaleidoscopic queer lens. Our experiences as birth workers, farmers, anthropologists, and public health researchers reverberate throughout our work as acrobats, thespians, dancers, and choreographers. Our collaborations are athletic, conceptual, feminist, concrete, interrogative, and bursting with desire. Our members have trained at Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance in Colorado, the New England Center for Circus Arts in Vermont, and many places in between. As coaches, we bring years of teaching experience and a wide diversity of skill sets.

 

SILKS CREATION RESEARCH

WITH MEGUMI YAMADA

August 4th 2019
2:30-4:00pm
$65

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This workshop will work on creation and creativity on Aerial Silks. You will learn how to perform transitions seamlessly between tricks, musicality, and expressiveness. We will start researching/creating with basic/simple aerial movement and the end of the workshop will consist of working on what we learned and creating an original short choreography!
This workshop needs a minimum of 3 students to run so save your spot in advance, Cancellation window is 48hs.

About the Instructor:
Megumi Yamada is NYC-based Circus Performer, specialized in Aerial Silks, Lyra, and Dance Trapeze and is part of NYC-based Circus Company “ Cirque du Nuit” as an Aerial Director and Aerial Performer.


She has been touring with Cirque du Nuit in New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Taxes. Megumi was also a principal aerial performer and aerial instructor at Brooklyn-based Circus company “Urban Circus NYC”. She is a finalist of the U.S. Aerial Championships 2015, Aerial silks Division in New York, and first prize with Pole Paradise Studio Aerial Performance Tournament, Amateur Silks Division, Hong Kong in 2013. She is an International Sports Sciences Association certified Personal Trainer, also specialized in shoulder injuries.
Intagram:@MegumiCircusPerformer

 

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