Vertical Dance Harness: 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 and slim soled plimsolls or pumps for working on the wall - Feiyues are ideal!
Vertical Dance Technique and Rep: Skilled/Advanced
Working on sit harnesses, after checking through known vocabulary with each of you, we’ll build throughout the week towards more dynamic vocabulary, choreography and creative play, exploring set repertory sequences against the wall and suggested material for improvisation.
Pre requisites: You should have a clear understanding and working knowledge of planks (on every plane possible!) and be comfortable with forwards and backward rotations (somy’s) and cartwheels on the wall.
Please wear multiple snug layers around your hips and waist for your comfort. Long sleeved shirts are also handy for some moves. If you have a climbing harness you prefer and any kit (gri-gris, rigs, karabiners etc.), please bring them with you. Strictly for aerialists with prior single point sit harness experience! Strictly for aerialists with prior single point sit harness experience!
Vertical Dance Harness Creative Lab: Skilled/Advanced (week two only)
In this creative lab we’ll start with guided improvisations and build on these into creative play. We’ll look at spatial relationships and the available potential between floor and air, distance and proximity and take time to explore phrasing working in solos, partnering and creating group material.
NB You must have prior vertical dance experience and a willingness to explore to take this class
Week Two Vertical Dance Tech & Rep and Vertical Dance Creative Lab
Tech and Rep
Tech and Rep
Week 2 only, incl warm down