Counterweight Harness: Explorer/ Improvers
Counterweight flying and dance using side pick-up harnesses. This is a really fun class which will be structured around learning basic harness techniques and taught vocabulary combined with guided solo and group repertory, working both at low level and at height.
Please wear multiple snug layers around your hips and waist for your comfort and bring crystallised ginger for the non-spinners among us!
Counterweight Harness: Skilled/Advanced
Fidget Feet have been using counterweight technique in their work since 2004. This lab is an opportunity to learn some solo repertoire. We’ll also work on guided improvisation between the flyer and rigger on the ladder and trios with one dancer on the ground. We’ll work both at low-level and at height, with an opportunity to develop skills in both flying and counterweight roles.
This is a lab class, not a technique class, so make sure you have skills in side pick-up flying or knowledge of the ladder counterweighting role when considering this as a class. The first sessions will be used to ensure that everyone has a competent, sound basic knowledge of the counterweight system before progressing to guided improvisation - safety before play!