19 Jul 2015

European Aerial dance Festival

Last few places remaining on the following three courses:

Wall harness 2 – rep & creative lab for vertical wall 

Level: Intermediate/Advanced*
Tutors: Lindsey Butcher & Kate Lawrence
10-14th Aug, 10.15–11.45am (£90)

Using sit harnesses, we’ll check through basic orientation with each of you, building towards more dynamic vocabulary, choreography & creative play, exploring set sequences against the wall in duets & solos & material for improvisation.
*Strictly for aerialists with prior single point sit harness experience! 

Counterweight harness 2 – lab 

Level: Intermediate/Advanced*
Tutors: Chantal McCormick & Kat Cooley
10-14th Aug, 2.30–4.00pm (£90)

This lab is an opportunity to learn some solo repertoire. We’ll also work on guided improvisation between the flyer & rigger on the ladder & trios with 1 dancer on the ground. We’ll work both at low level & at height, with an opportunity to develop skills in both flying & counterweight roles.
*This lab is suitable for dancers, aerialists & counterweight riggers that have experience in flying.

Acrobatics & hand balance

Level: Elementary/Intermediate
Tutor: Mark Glover & Amy Welbourn
10-14th Aug, 2.30–4.00pm (£90)

This class will include some key training tools & techniques used in circus acrobatics to help develop your fitness, spatial awareness & body tension with specific core strengthening & preparatory exercises.  We’ll focus on elements such as weight transfer & balance, coordination, reception, repulsion & on understanding shapes & initiation points for movement. The class will include basic & intermediate level moves with progressions/variations for each student to build a personal sequence by the end of the week. 
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