Circus Arts Workshops

 
 

Mastering Cyr Wheel Solo & Duo 

with Eric Brown and Noemi Fallu

Saturday, April 20th
10am-12pm (Solo Cyr Wheel)
12:30-1:30pm (Duo Cyr Wheel)

Just solo - $75 
Just duo - $40
Solo + Duo - $110 

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These 2 workshops will cover waltzing, coins, cartwheels and more! We will focus on wheel control and how that can be used to improve a variety of cyr skills. Stability and confidence are key factors that will lead to bigger and better technique. Whether you are a recreational student or a full time professional, this workshop will sharpen your skills.

Choose one or two workshops on the same day!

Early-bird discount of 10% when you use code: "CYRWHEEL" until April 10th! 

Level: Open
Pre-requisites:
Solo cyr- Ability to waltz preferable but not required.
Duo cyr- A partner which waltzes the same direction. The ability to waltz as a duo is not required.

Each workshop needs a minimum of 2 students to run so save your spot in advance. Cancellation window is 48hs.

About the Instructors:
Eric graduated from The National Circus School of Montreal where he specialized in cyr wheel and minored in hand to hand. He has performed around the world as both a soloist and as part of his duo with his wife, Noemi Fallu. Career highlights include shows with vocalist Helene Fischer in Germany, events at Atlantis in the Bahamas, center court cyr wheel acts for the NBA and several hundred other shows across North America.

Noemi graduated from The National Circus School of Montreal with a degree in aerial rope. Her professional career has brought her many incredible opportunities to perform her strong, empowered style of aerials both at home and abroad. This June, Noemi will embark on a two year tour across North America and is thrilled to be able to offer workshops at The Muse before she begins her travels!

 

Fit to Fly - Aerial Conditioning 

with Noemi Fallu

Sunday, April 28th
11:00am- 1:00pm
Level: Open
Early Bird- $65 (Until April 18th)
Late registration- $75

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Come be the best flying self you can be! This workshop will focus on two sides aerial fitness: flexibility and conditioning. For the first half of this course, we will be in the air on silks, lyra and trapeze. The second will bring us back to the mats for strength training and stretching. Improvement is rooted in strong technique so let’s get bendy and flexy!

This workshop needs a minimum of 2 students to run so save your spot in advance. Cancellation window is 48hs.

About the Instructor:

Noemi graduated from The National Circus School of Montreal with a degree in aerial rope. Her professional career has brought her many incredible opportunities to perform her strong, empowered style of aerials both at home and abroad. This June, Noemi will embark on a two year tour across North America and is thrilled to be able to offer workshops at The Muse before she begins her travels!

 

Aerial Rope 

with Noemi Fallu

Sunday, April 28th
1:30-3:30pm
Level: Open
Pre-requisites: Ability to climb and invert. 

Investment:
Early Bird - $65 (Until April 18th)
Late Registration - $75

 

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This 2 hour workshop will focus on different wrap techniques and how we can take them in new directions! From a simple hip-key wrap to more advanced knotting, we will cover a wide range of skills and style. With a spotlight on splits and presentation, come on in and have fun!

This workshop needs a minimum of 2 students to run so save your spot in advance. Cancellation window is 48hs.


About the Instructor:
Noemi graduated from The National Circus School of Montreal with a degree in aerial rope. Her professional career has brought her many incredible opportunities to perform her strong, empowered style of aerials both at home and abroad. This June, Noemi will embark on a two year tour across North America and is thrilled to be able to offer workshops at The Muse before she begins her travels!

 

Open Level Contortion Intensive

With Angela Kim

Wednesdays, May 1st, 2019 through June 5th 2019

12-2 PM

OR

7:30-9:30 PM

$250 for all 6 weeks

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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. 
Comes with 6 weeks of complimentary open workout for the duration of the workshop series.

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.

 

Introduction to Hand Balancing

With Ivory Fox

Saturdays, May 4th to June 1st

12:00-1:30pm

$200 for all 5 weeks

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Taking handstands to the next level! This 5 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.

 

COMIC GOLD: DISCOVER THE CLOWN IN YOU!

WITH CAROL SIRUGO

Sunday May 5th, 2019

1:00-4:30 PM

$55 (early-bird - until 1 week before)
$65 (regular)

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This is a great workshop for performers who want to connect more deeply and honestly with their audience: Acrobats, Actors, Aerial Artists, Contortionists, Cyr Wheel Artists, Dancers, Jugglers, etc.

If you are a performer wishing to infuse your work with some comedic elements, then this workshop is for you. Utilizing clown theory, we will unearth the stuff that makes YOU uniquely funny! Starting from a place of openness and honesty, the clown in you will freely emerge. Learn to trust your instincts and accept your truth. Create a stronger physical presence and forge a genuine connection with your audience. Small detailed work will yield huge results! A fun and challenging 3 hours.

"The key to great comedy is to just be yourself, while enjoying every minute of it!”

This workshop will run with a minimum of 8 students, so save your spot in advance - cancellation policy is 48h!

About the Instructor:

Carol Lee Sirugo is an actor, clown, teacher, coach, director and writer. She is a native New Yorker and has performed in numerous productions both Off and Off-Off Broadway. As a clown, she has performed duo and solo work at various festivals and venues across NYC including: SOLOCOM Festival at the PIT, Comedy in Dance Festival at Triskelion Arts, Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show, Move It Festival at HERE Arts Center, The International Clown Festival at The Brick Theatre, Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival at Emerging Artists Theatre and The NY Downtown Clown Revue at the Kraine Theater. A veteran of the Canadian Fringe Festival Circuit, she has toured across Canada many times with her work. Directing credits include: How to Suffer Better, Edmonton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals) and an episode of the web series Killing It (Amazon). Upcoming directing projects include: the web series Take Away with Max Roche and Voice of Authority (59E59, Edinburgh Fringe). Carol is a graduate of LaGuardia High School of the Arts, received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and attended the National Theater Institute Program at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. She has studied Clown with David Shiner, Kenny Raskin, Jango Edwards, Aitor Basauri (Spymonkey), NY Goofs, among many others. She has studied mime with Gregg Goldston and Commedia dell’arte with Maestro Antonio Fava. She studied ballet at ABT and Joffrey; jazz and tap at Steps and Broadway Dance Center; East Coast Swing at Dance Manhattan. She currently teaches Comic Gold Clown Workshops in NYC and has taught these classes to high school students through various after-school theater programs. Carol has recently been interviewed for Behind the Nose, an upcoming book on clown teachers from around the world.


 

BEGINNER HULA HOOP FLOW MINI INTENSIVE

with Emily Gandolfo

Saturday, May 11th

Saturday, May 18th

11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Cost - Sliding Scale donations for The Muse!
Suggested donations: $20-$30 per class or $30-$50 for all 2 classes. 

Thank you for your support!

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Beginner Hula Hoop intensive for those interested in expanding their ground work and flow art knowledge!

In this mini workshop series we will start with the basics of learning waist hooping, walking while hooping and other essential movements and tricks for on body hooping.

The second class will consist of off body hooping. We will learn the different types of weaves, hooping on arms and elbows. Along with a basic chest roll and back roll.

The last class will be combining what we learned in the first two classes and putting sequencing together to Hoop Dance. We will learn different transitions from on to off body such as, jump throughs, vortex’s and escalators.

Each class will include time to work on skills learned in the class and one on one time with each student to ensure success.

(hoops will be provided)

About the Instructor:
Emily Gandolfo, also known as Mystic Flow Fairy on Social Media, has been Hula Hooping for 8 years! She started her journey to rehabilitate herself and strengthen her core. It was from there that her love to dance combined with Hoop Fitness and she began to grow. She learned to incorporate dance and tricks to her flow. She now performs throughout the east coast at clubs, venues, private events and music festivals.

Emily has been teaching Hoop Fitness, and beginner Hula Hoop Classes for 5 years. She has taught at Flow Art Festivals such as the JAMboree, and Disc Jam Festival, as well as in studios in New York. She has taught all ages, from 9 years to 65!

Emily loves teaching people to hoop because it can be so meditative. So whether you plan to perform, or just want to find a new way to move, Hula Hooping is a great new skill to learn.

You can see more of her amazing skills HERE!

 

 

INTRO TO SILK VEIL FANS

With Emily Gandolfo

Saturday, June 8th

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Cost - Sliding Scale donations for The Muse!
Suggested donations: $20-$30 

Thank you for your support!

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This workshop is for beginners and intermediate dancers and flow artists. We will discuss how to hold your fans, and how to open and close them with fun variations. We will learn basic patterns and rolls. We will even dive into some ways to get sassy and include some flutters! The end of the class will consist of working what we learned in class into different combos you can practice on your own.

*Please! If you have your own fans be sure to bring them with you! If you do not have fans I have about 10-12 extra sets available. First come first served!

About the Instructor:
Emily Gandolfo, also known as Mystic Flow Fairy on Social Media, has been Hula Hooping for 8 years! She started her journey to rehabilitate herself and strengthen her core. It was from there that her love to dance combined with Hoop Fitness and she began to grow. She learned to incorporate dance and tricks to her flow. She now performs throughout the east coast at clubs, venues, private events and music festivals.

Emily has been teaching Hoop Fitness, and beginner Hula Hoop Classes for 5 years. She has taught at Flow Art Festivals such as the JAMboree, and Disc Jam Festival, as well as in studios in New York. She has taught all ages, from 9 years to 65!

Emily loves teaching people to hoop because it can be so meditative. So whether you plan to perform, or just want to find a new way to move, Hula Hooping is a great new skill to learn.

You can see more of her amazing skills HERE!

 

BREAKFIT AND INVERSION SEMINAR

with Alex Milewski

Tuesday, July 9th

6:00-9:00pm

Price:
$40 early bird

$50 drop-in

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This 3 hour class will use basic natural movement concepts and structures (plyometrics, pushing/pulling, reactive partner exercises, etc) along with fundamental breaking (“breakdancing”) movements and techniques to create a unique, challenging and fun experience for students.
This specific workshop will also focus heavily on inversion techniques and positions from breaking. We will briefly review headstands, elbowstands and handstands as foundation, but then move on to less common positions and transitions.

Pre-requisites:
Ability to perform 10 squats, 10 push-ups, 5+ second headstand and 2+ second handstand.

Save your spot in advance, min. 2 students to run and cancellation policy is 48h!

About the instructor:

Alex Milewski is a movement artist and educator based out of Boulder, Colorado. His movement style is rooted in BBoying, Martial Arts, Tricking, Contemporary and House Dance. His mission is to lead people through movements and emotions that inspire new thinking and creativity. Alex focuses on this mission full time by continuing to be a student in many styles of movement and performing, competing, and exchanging on a daily basis.

Instagram: @whitewormtank

 

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