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Aerial Dance Trapeze

Mon 6th - Sat 11th August Mon 13th - Fri 17th August

Aerial Dance Trapeze
4.15pm - 5.45pm  - (weeks 1 & 2, skilled/advanced)

Open to practitioners with a good to high level of experience on trapeze. Stamina and strength will be important for this class.

We will work on known technical skills on dance trapeze as well as develop personalised sequences and transitions using structured improvisations. Dance trapeze presents us with an opportunity to move with the apparatus on the ground as well as in the air, and we will look for fluidity and ease of movement whilst discovering our own unique solutions to physical puzzles. 

Proper placement and physical preparation will be emphasized for each participant. 

Participants should be able to do pull-ups, tuck under the bar to pike position without touching the bar with their feet, and hang off the bar by one hand with the shoulder in an engaged position for at least five seconds.

Please bring protective clothing (long sleeve shirts, many layers, ankle protection if desired).  It is also very important that participants train on bar apparatus in the weeks leading up to the festival in order to have appropriate hand endurance for this class.

 

Aerial Dance Trapeze Tech 
2.30pm - 4.30pm (weeks 1 & 2, explorer/improver)

Open to movers and aerialists at a beginner and improver level, we will look at exploring basic trapeze technique, as well as some of the exciting movement possibilities of aerial dance trapeze. 

The class will begin with basic stretches and strength exercises, with a focus on understanding how to approach aerials with creativity and safety in mind. Attention is placed first on clear technical progressions then on time to play from a creative perspective, aspiring for each student to build a personal sequence by the end of the week. 

You should be able to hold your own body weight on your arms, but do not require a large trapeze vocabulary. We will spin so if you are not a spinner bring ginger or start spinning at home now. Spending time before the festival on bar apparatus will also be useful in order to prepare your hands for trapeze classes.

 

 

Aerial Dance Trapeze Creative Lab

6.00pm – 7.30pm (week 2, skilled/advanced)

Aerial Dance Trapeze is an apparatus which demands an ease of movement on the ground, in the air, and in those magnificent spaces in between. We all love our technique, but it is in creation and play that we can really find the most interesting things on our favourite equipment. This class will focus on breaking out of our habitual movement styles to find things that are weird, new, and uniquely you.

Using structured improvisation, movement puzzles, and periods of work and feedback, we will work towards integrating movement and stillness, using all parts of the apparatus and the floor, creating as we move.  

Pre requisites as before - open to practitioners with a good to high level of experience on trapeze. Stamina and strength will be important for this class – participants should be able to do pull-ups, tuck under the bar to pike position without touching the bar with their feet, and hang off the bar by one hand with the shoulder in an engaged position for at least five seconds. 

Please bring protective gear (long sleeve shirts, many layers, ankle-elbow protection if desired).

 

Aerial Dance Trapeze Tech

Auditorium
Suzon Gheur
Sarah Poole
Mon 6th - Fri 17th August
4.15PM - 5.45PM

Aerial Dance Trapeze Tech

Auditorium
Suzon Gheur
Sarah Poole
Mon 6th - Fri 17th August
4.15PM - 5.45PM

Aerial dance trapeze Tech

Auditorium
Lydia Lara
Sarah Poole
Mon 6th - Fri 17th August
2.30PM - 4.00PM

Aerial dance trapeze Tech

Auditorium
Lydia Lara
Sarah Poole
Mon 6th - Fri 17th August
2.30PM - 4.00PM

Aerial Dance Trapeze Creative Lab

week 2

Auditorium
Danilo De Campos Pacheco
Chantal McCormick
Mon 13th - Fri 17th August
6.00PM - 7.30PM
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