Aerial Dance Trapeze Tech
Aerial Dance Trapeze
Aerial Dance Trapeze - Skilled/Advanced
Open to practitioners with a good to high level of experience on trapeze. Stamina, strength, laughter, and courage to explore new pathways will be necessary.
We will work on known technical skills on dance trapeze as well as develop personalized sequences and transitions using structured improvisations. Spinning, swinging, sliding and swooping will be explored.
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).
Aerial Dance Trapeze Technique - 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. We’ll work through clear technical progressions to acquire new movements, and then play creatively, with the hopes of discovering personal sequences by the end of the week.
You should be able to hold yourself with supportive abdominals in suspension off of a bar with engaged shoulders for 10 seconds. Spending time before the festival on bar apparatus will also be useful in order to prepare your hands for trapeze classes.
Aerial Dance Trapeze Lab - 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. 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. You should leave the class with tools with which to continue developing your own work on dance trapeze.
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).
NB 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.