Circus Arts Workshops

 
 

DANCE SERIES: CHOREOGRAPHY FOR CIRCUS

Friday, July 6th

10:00am-12:00pm

$20 early bird

$25 walk-ins

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Ready to take your aerial or circus-act to the next level? Attendees with learn tools for movement and choreography that can help create transform your piece. Explore the movement of your act, and it’s transitions to help make your act truly unique. Receive one on one feedback about the composition, work on areas where you feel “stuck,” and discover new movement possibilities for building your piece.

This workshops will run with a minimum of 3 students, so save your spot in advance!

About the Instructor:

Elizabeth McGuire is a choreographer, performer and teaching-artist living in NewYork City. She is the Artistic Director, Co-Founder, and Resident Choreographer of ToUch Performance Art, a multi-media performing arts company specializing in immersive and unique production. She is also the Director of TPA's sister company, ToUch Events, dedicated to creating outstanding arts for events. Outside of ToUch, she has performed with artists such as Sidra Bell, Sinking Ship Productions, and BitterSuite: UK, at BAM. As a teacher, Elizabeth has taught at Manhattan School of Music, Columbia University, and the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University. BFA in Dance from the Boston Conservatory.

Visit: www.touchperformanceart.com www.mcguiremoves.com

 

BREAKFIT AND INVERSION SEMINAR

with Alex Milewski

Tuesday, July 9th

6:00-9:00pm

Price:
$40 early bird

$50 drop-in

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This 3 hour class will use basic natural movement concepts and structures (plyometrics, pushing/pulling, reactive partner exercises, etc) along with fundamental breaking (“breakdancing”) movements and techniques to create a unique, challenging and fun experience for students.
This specific workshop will also focus heavily on inversion techniques and positions from breaking. We will briefly review headstands, elbowstands and handstands as foundation, but then move on to less common positions and transitions.

Pre-requisites:
Ability to perform 10 squats, 10 push-ups, 5+ second headstand and 2+ second handstand.

Save your spot in advance, min. 2 students to run and cancellation policy is 48h!

About the instructor:

Alex Milewski is a movement artist and educator based out of Boulder, Colorado. His movement style is rooted in BBoying, Martial Arts, Tricking, Contemporary and House Dance. His mission is to lead people through movements and emotions that inspire new thinking and creativity. Alex focuses on this mission full time by continuing to be a student in many styles of movement and performing, competing, and exchanging on a daily basis.

Instagram: @whitewormtank

 

INTRODUCTION TO HAND BALANCING!

WITH ivory fox

Sundays, July 14th to August 4th , 2019

1:30-3:00 PM

$160

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Taking handstands to the next level! This 4 weeks Intensive is designed to begin to move you from handstands to handbalancing. The intensive will go into leg movements and choreography, beginner sidebends, beginner back bends, as well as one arm handstand prep and drills.

Level: Intermediate

Pre-Requisites: Be able to kick up to the wall in a handstand. 30 second hold against the wall.

This workshop needs a minimum of 2 students to run so save your spot in advance. Cancellation window is 48hs.

About the Instructor:

Ivory Fox is a NYC based circus artist and teacher. She has performed and taught across North America and Europe. She has performed with Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, 2Ring Circus, Imagine Aerial, ABCirque, The Orion Experience (Off-Bway), Cinemax "The Knick", Amazon “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, and more. Her training began in competitive gymnastics and classical ballet before moving into circus. She currently teaches at Aerial Arts NYC, and The Muse Brooklyn.

 

FISSION AND FUSION: SPLIT-FABRIC EXPLORATIONS (INT/ADV AERIAL FABRIC)

With Big Teeth Performance Collective

Saturday July 20th 1-3 pm

$55

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This workshop will focus on creative transitions that require navigation between single and double pole work on the fabric. Short choreographic sequences will serve as points of departure for collective brainstorming and exploration. Expand your split-fabric navigational skills, challenge your creative compass and remember -- All who wander are not lost!

Pre-reqs: Students should have a regular practice on aerial fabric, able to do 1-2 pull-ups, invert repeatedly & execute clean hip keys in the air.

This workshops needs a minimum of 3 students to run, so save your spot in advance.
This class is capped at 6 students. If the workshop is full and you would like to attend, please join the waitlist, as we have the option to create a second group.
Cancellation policy is 48h.

About the Instructors/Company:

Big Teeth is a collective of performers who vision and create through physical inquiry and a wide, kaleidoscopic queer lens. Our experiences as birth workers, farmers, anthropologists, and public health researchers reverberate throughout our work as acrobats, thespians, dancers, and choreographers. Our collaborations are athletic, conceptual, feminist, concrete, interrogative, and bursting with desire. Our members have trained at Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance in Colorado, the New England Center for Circus Arts in Vermont, and many places in between. As coaches, we bring years of teaching experience and a wide diversity of skill sets.

 

 

AERIAL PARTNERING EXPLORATIONS

With Big Teeth Performance Collective

Saturday, July 20th

3:30-5:30pm

$55

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Explore the apparatus you never knew you had...your fellow aerialists! We’ll try traditional and non-traditional basing and flying, and discover new ways of being in the air together. Students will explore on both trapeze and vertical apparatus (fabric or rope).

This workshops needs a minimum of 3 students to run, so save your spot in advance.

This class is capped at 6 students. If the workshop is full and you would like to attend, please join the waitlist, as we have the option to create a second group.

About the Instructors/Company:

Big Teeth is a collective of performers who vision and create through physical inquiry and a wide, kaleidoscopic queer lens. Our experiences as birth workers, farmers, anthropologists, and public health researchers reverberate throughout our work as acrobats, thespians, dancers, and choreographers. Our collaborations are athletic, conceptual, feminist, concrete, interrogative, and bursting with desire. Our members have trained at Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance in Colorado, the New England Center for Circus Arts in Vermont, and many places in between. As coaches, we bring years of teaching experience and a wide diversity of skill sets.

 

QUIRKY MOVES FOR PARTNER ACROBATICS

with Big Teeth Performance Collective

Sunday, July 21st
11:00am-1:00pm
Investment:$55

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This workshop is for intermediate level partner acrobats looking to add some fresh skills to their toolbox. We’ll share some of our favorites, both those for more traditional base/flyer pairs and for similar sized partners, and discuss the philosophy of partnering from various origins in addition to traditional circus.
Pre-reqs: walking/jumping/solid in two high as either base or flyer + base and fly basic two high

This workshops needs a minimum of 3 students to run, so save your spot in advance.
This class is capped at 6 students. If the workshop is full and you would like to attend, please join the waitlist, as we have the option to create a second group.
Cancellation policy is 48h.

About the Instructors/Company:
Big Teeth is a collective of performers who vision and create through physical inquiry and a wide, kaleidoscopic queer lens. Our experiences as birth workers, farmers, anthropologists, and public health researchers reverberate throughout our work as acrobats, thespians, dancers, and choreographers. Our collaborations are athletic, conceptual, feminist, concrete, interrogative, and bursting with desire. Our members have trained at Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance in Colorado, the New England Center for Circus Arts in Vermont, and many places in between. As coaches, we bring years of teaching experience and a wide diversity of skill sets.

 

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