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Vertical Dance

Mon 5th - Fri 9th August Mon 12th - Fri 16th August

Vertical Dance Technique

Week 1

Stage
Magalie Lanriot
Lindsey Butcher
Mon 5th - Fri 9th August
12.00PM - 1.30PM

Vertical Dance Doubles Technique

Week 1

Stage
Lee Clayden
Mon 5th - Fri 9th August
2.30PM - 4.00PM

Vertical Dance Technique

Week 1

Stage
Kat Cooley
Suzon Gheur
Mon 12th - Fri 16th August
4.15PM - 5.45PM

Vertical Dance Technique

Week 2

Stage
Kate Lawrence
Magalie Lanriot
Mon 12th - Fri 16th August
10.15AM - 11.45AM

Vertical Dance Technique

Week 2

Stage
Kate Lawrence
Kat Cooley
Mon 12th - Fri 16th August
12.00PM - 1.30PM

Vertical Dance Rep & Creative

Week 2

Stage
Lindsey Butcher
Mon 12th - Fri 16th August
2.30PM - 4.30PM

Vertical Dance & Aerial Dance Harness Act Creation Lab

Week 1 & 2

STAGE
Lindsey Butcher
Kat Cooley
Kate Lawrence
Mon 5th - Fri 9th August
6.00PM - 7.30PM

Vertical Dance & Aerial Dance Harness Act Creation Lab

Week 1 & 2

STAGE
Lindsey Butcher
Kat Cooley
Kate Lawrence
Mon 5th - Fri 9th August
6.00PM - 7.30PM
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Vertical Dance Harness Technique - Explorer/improver

Beginning with a short daily intro on specific core strengthening and preparation for harness and an introduction to the rigging kit, we’ll move through basic orientation and vocabulary and build towards learning jumps, somersaults, as well as linking choreography with the possibility for creative play.

Please wear multiple snug layers around your hips and waist for your comfort. Long sleeved shirts are also handy for some moves and you may also want to bring slim soled plimsolls or pumps for working on the wall - Feiyues are ideal!

Vertical Dance Harness Technique - Skilled/advanced

Strictly for aerialists with prior single point sit harness experience! 

We'll begin by looking at correct use of and understanding of the rigging we use before investigating the foundations of Vertical Dance technique; moving through basic orientation and vocabulary towards more complex sequencing and challenging explorations to find your dance on the wall.

Pre-requisites: You must have previously attended a vertical dance course or have significant single point harness experience on the wall. You should be familiar with, confident and competent in demonstrating the prerequisite list of spatial and physical propositions;

  • Planks on different planes
  • Finding your balance point on feet or hands under the rigging point
  • Jumping away and returning to the wall  - with control!
  • Comfortable with rotations, (basic forward and back somy’s) and cartwheels on the wall.

None of these have to be perfect though, just available to you!

Please wear multiple snug layers around your hips and waist for your comfort. Long sleeved shirts are also handy for some moves and you may also want to bring slim soled plimsolls or pumps for working on the wall - Feiyues are ideal!.

If you have a climbing harness you prefer and any kit (gri-gris, rigs, karabiners etc.), please bring them with you.

 

Vertical Dance Doubles Technique - Intermediate upwards

 Previous vertical dance experience is required, but not necessarily doubles and you don’t have to bring a partner. 

In this class you'll explore working in contact with a partner on the wall looking at how you can work together to create a vertical dance duet.

The class will also use material from Lee and Lindsey's abseil duet ‘Why’ as a reference/starting point to inform your own investigations.

Please wear multiple snug layers around your hips & waist for your comfort. Long sleeved shirts are also handy for some moves. 

If you have a preferred climbing harness & any kit (gri gris, rigs, carabiners etc), please bring them with you.

 

Vertical dance repertory - Skilled/advanced

* Strictly for aerialists with prior single point sit harness experience!

Using sit harnesses, we'll begin by working through rigging and harness vocabulary with each of you before moving into exploring Lindsey’s set choreographic sequences on the wall. 

This class is a great way to learn new vocabulary, challenge your spatial orientation and practise building choreography and performing longer phrases.

Pre requisites: You must have previously attended a vertical dance course or have significant single point harness experience on the wall. You should be familiar with, confident and competent in demonstrating the list below of spatial and physical propositions;

  • Planks on different planes
  • Finding your balance point on hands and feet/one foot under the rigging point
  • Jumping away and returning to the wall with control
  • Be comfortable with rotations, (basic forward and back somy’s) and cartwheels on the wall.

None of these have to be perfect though, just available to you!

Please wear multiple snug layers around your hips & waist for your comfort. Long sleeved shirts are also handy for some moves. If you have a preferred climbing harness & any kit (gri gris, rigs, carabiners etc), please bring them with you.

Vertical Dance & Aerial Dance Harness Act Creation Lab - Intermediate upwards 

Come with an idea, or a music track that inspires you to move, or an image or emotion that you want to explore, together with a willingness to investigate a proposition on single or side pick up harness on the wall or floor.

Expect to be gently encouraged to be braver and dig deeper to challenge and surprise yourself.

This is your opportunity to learn more about your creative process.

For this class you can choose to work either with Kat in wk one or Kate in wk 2 or with Lindsey across the two weeks. We will ask you to state your preference and try to accommodate this.

Should you wish to work towards performing your piece there will be an opportunity to do so on the evening of Sat 17th. You can however just come to the class to experience the process – performing is optional.

NB This is ideally a 2-week class.

If you have a particular simple rigging proposition you would like to explore (within reason) we will endeavour to work with you to rig it. If it requires special equipment then please discuss it with Lindsey in advance info@gravity-levity.net.