Circus Arts Workshops

 
 

Drills, Skills & Efficiency on Fabric

With Anna Thomas-Henry

Saturday, February 16th

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

$80 (early bird - until one week before)

 $90 (regular)

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In this workshop Anna will give you accessible tools to improve your aerial fabric technique and then help you apply those same techniques to new skills. Get ready to work smart, eliminate those tiring extra ticks and show those silks whose boss!

Level: Advanced beginners and up

Pre-requisites: To enjoy this workshop you must be able to climb to & invert at the top of the fabric with ease and have memorized multiple pose based skills and at least one drop.

This workshop will run with a minimum of 2 students, to save your spot in advance!


Vertical Innovation 

With Anna Thomas-Henry

Saturday, February 16th

10:30 am-12:30 pm

$80 (early bird - until one week before)
      $90 (regular)

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In this workshop Anna will guide you through her series of techniques for innovation on fabric. How do you take a skill you have seen over and over again and make it your own? How can you find new transitions? Where do you start? How do you know you're still safe? What do you do if you're not feeling that "creative"?

Level: Advanced beginners and up

Pre-requisites: Come to this workshop with a skill or sequence in mind and you will begin to unlock its endless potential.

If you are interested in joining both workshops, you will receive a 10% discount. Please write to studiomanager@themusebrooklyn.com for enrollment.

This workshop will run with a minimum of 2 students, to save your spot in advance!

About the instructor: Anna is a multi-disciplinary performer who has performed an d toured incircus, dance, and musical theater all across the country. These days her specialties are aerial fabric and aerial net. Her innovative work on fabric has awarded her first place at the 2015 U.S. Aerial Championships as well as placement as a finalist in the 2015 Aerial Acrobatic Arts Festival in Denver. Anna frequently collaborates as an entertainer with special events companies and performs her own work with The Acrobatic Conundrum.

 

Dance Series: Choreography for Circus

With elizabeth mcguire

Sunday, february 17th

10:30 AM-12:30 PM

$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 2 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

 

COMIC GOLD: DISCOVER THE CLOWN IN YOU!

WITH cAROL SIRUGO

Saturday, February 23rd
1:30-4:30pm

$55 (early-bird - until 1 week before)
$65 (regular)

This is a great workshop for performers who want to connect more deeply and honestly with their audience: Acrobats, Actors, Aerial Artists, Contortionists, Cyr Wheel Artists, Dancers, Jugglers, etc.

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If you are a performer wishing to infuse your work with some comedic elements, then this workshop is for you. Utilizing clown theory, we will unearth the stuff that makes YOU uniquely funny! Starting from a place of openness and honesty, the clown in you will freely emerge. Learn to trust your instincts and accept your truth. Create a stronger physical presence and forge a genuine connection with your audience. Small detailed work will yield huge results! A fun and challenging 3 hours.

This workshop will run with a minimum of 8 students, so save your spot in advance!

"The key to great comedy is to just be yourself, while enjoying every minute of it!"

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"Carol helped me face my fears to find the funny!"
-- Honey Goodenough, Puppeteer

"Carol loves the clown in you before you even discover it."
--Simi Toledano, Actor/writer/director

"Fun, challenging and super-useful for anyone who wants to connect with their audiences."
--Peter Michael Marino, Actor/Improviser/Writer

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About the Instructor:

Carol Lee Sirugo is an actor, clown/physical comedienne, teacher, coach, writer and improviser. She is a native New Yorker and has performed in numerous productions both Off and Off-Off Broadway. As a clown, she has performed duo and solo work at various festivals and venues across NYC including:
SOLOCOM Festival at the PIT, Comedy in Dance Festival at Triskelion Arts, Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show, Move It Festival at HERE Arts Center, The International Clown Festival at The Brick Theatre, Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival at Emerging Artists Theatre and The NY Downtown Clown Revue at the Kraine Theater. A veteran of the Canadian Fringe Festival Circuit, she has toured across Canada many times with her work. Carol is a graduate of LaGuardia High School of the Arts, received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and attended the National Theater Institute Program at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. She has studied Clown with David Shiner, Kenny Raskin, Jango Edwards, Aitor Basauri (Spymonkey), NY Goofs, among many others. She has studied mime with Gregg Goldston and Commedia dell’arte with Maestro Antonio Fava. She studied ballet at ABT and Joffrey; jazz and tap at Steps and Broadway Dance Center; East Coast Swing at Dance Manhattan. She currently teaches Comic Gold Clown Workshops in NYC and has taught these classes to high school students through various after-school theater programs. Carol has recently been interviewed for Behind the Nose, an upcoming book on clown teachers from around the world.

 

OPEN LEVEL CONTORTION INTENSIVE

WITH ANGELA KIM

MONDAYS, FEBRUARY 25TH TO APRIL 1ST

7:30 PM-9:30 PM

$250 FOR 6 WEEK ENROLLMENT

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Join Angela Kim for this 6 week contortion series!

This contortion training program will lead students to more extreme skills by first exploring various bridge variations, forearmstands, handstands, and an intro to chest stands. Learn how to properly get in and out of positions using strength and control. 
Comes with 6 weeks of complimentary open workout for the duration of the workshop series.

About Angela:

Angela Kim is a former competitive figure skater and current aerial silks artist who most recently toured with Cirque du Soleil's Volta as a lead character. In addition to a lead character role, she performed in a four artist acrobatic number on 35 feet tall automated rotating ladders.

Angela is passionate about making sure both her youth and adult students learn strong fundamentals. She views it as essential to help emerging artists find their own vocabulary, unique movement quality, and believes it is the best way to open up possibilities for creativity. She is a certified pilates instructor and uses this experience to help her students learn to move efficiently and achieve their potential. Angela draws on 15 years of teaching experience as a figure skating coach, pilates instructor and an aerial specialist.

 

ADVANCED CONTORTION INTENSIVE

WITH ANGELA KIM

WEDNESDAYS, FROM FEBRUARY 27TH TO APRIL 3RD

7:30 PM TO 9:30 PM

$250 FOR SIX WEEK ENROLLMENT

Join Angela Kim for this advanced 6 week contortion series!

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This contortion training program will lead students to more extreme skills exploring various bridge shapes, chest stands, elbow stands, and handstands. Learn how to properly get in and out of positions using strength and control. The goal after 6 weeks will be to sequence skills for endurance and performance quality.

Comes with 6 weeks of complimentary open workout for the duration of the workshop series.

This class is by approval only and limited to 5 students. Submit videos for consideration to studiomanager@themusebrooklyn.com

About Angela:
Angela Kim is a former competitive figure skater and current aerial silks artist who most recently toured with Cirque du Soleil's Volta as a lead character. In addition to a lead character role, she performed in a four artist acrobatic number on 35 feet tall automated rotating ladders.
Angela is passionate about making sure both her youth and adult students learn strong fundamentals. She views it as essential to help emerging artists find their own vocabulary, unique movement quality, and believes it is the best way to open up possibilities for creativity. She is a certified pilates instructor and uses this experience to help her students learn to move efficiently and achieve their potential. Angela draws on 15 years of teaching experience as a figure skating coach, pilates instructor and an aerial specialist.

 

UNDERSTANDING ROPE

with Emiliano Ron

March 2nd and 3rd

10:00-1:00pm

$250 for both days

Understanding Rope is a 2 day, 3 hours each day mini-intensive with the Emiliano Ron, The Rope Master!

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This workshop will work on technique and movement creation, focusing on dynamic movement, such as beats, tempos and releases, and power movements that require coordinated core strength.

Many of the movements are unique and Emiliano is a leading contributor to the art of Corde Lisse. During the course, Emiliano will provide ample demonstration in addition to verbal instruction correction.

There will be multiple ropes available at the course and lots of opportunities for one-on-one instruction. There will also be plenty of time to practice the movements on your own!

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Pre-Requisites: Aerial Experience

This workshop will run with a minimum of 8 students, so save your spot in advance!

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About the Instructor:

Emiliano Ron is a natural born explorer. From an academic education in Cinematographic Arts, as a montajist and photography director on documentary film, he began to immerse himself in a particular aesthetic that he put into shape through different techniques associated with different languages, both aesthetic and physical.

With an adolescence marked by literature, martial arts and the South American underground, he inhabits different transversal areas of the counter culture where he puts his principles into shape: the struggle for human rights, punk rock and skateboarding.

With the daily habit of exploring the limit, he begins to investigate different circus aerial techniques that lead him to be an eminence in the subject, developing a raw and wild style, which today bears his name. The Rope Master.

He currently works around the world teaching his own Rope technique and participates in different artistic projects linking the visual arts, contemporary thinking and circus scene.

 

DANCE SERIES: TAP AND RHYTHM

WITH RYAN VANDENBOOM

Sunday, March 3rd
10:30am-12:30pm
$20 early bird
$25 walk-ins


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A high-energy rhythm tap class that breaks down the mechanics of tap dance and applies those mechanics to making dynamic and percussive movement. Fun for new and veteran tappers! Tap shoes are not required, but are welcome.

This workshop will run with a minimum of 2 students, so save your spot in advance!

About the Instructor:
Ryan VanDenBoom is a New York based performing artist who’s work has found much of it’s home in the world theatre. With a degree in theatre from NYU he has since been a part of three original Broadway casts; the revival of Annie, Something Rotten! and Bandstand. Just recently he finished a run in the Chicago company of Hamilton. He has had the pleasure of participating in the development of multiple shows including Spongebob Squarepants, Top Hat, The Last Ship and Tuck Everlasting. On top of his work on Broadway he has toured the country performing his own choreography in multiple symphonic programs with the Chicago Symphony at Ravinia, the Pittsburgh Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony and the Minnesota Symphony to name a few. Internationally Ryan toured Europe with the New York based silent comedy troupe Parallel Exit. On camera you can see Ryan performing alongside Channing Tatum in the Coen Bros. Hail, Caesar! And he will next appear in a mini-series about Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon premiering on FX.

 

DANCE SERIES: EXPLORATIONS IN CONTEMPORARY

WITH ELIZABETH MCGUIRE

Sunday, March 17th
10:30am-12:30pm
$20 early bird
$25 walk-ins

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New to dance? Taken modern and contemporary forever? It doesn’t matter! Come explore contemporary movement with Elizabeth McGuire. Build strength, and body awareness while also exploring yourself as a mover, and an artist. It’s all fun and discovery here, a place where you can work on your dance technique, no matter what level, and also explore performance and presence while working on choreography.

This workshop will run with a minimum of 2 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

 

DANCE SERIES: THEATRE JAZZ

with Ryan VanDenBoom

Sunday, March 31st
10:30am-12:30pm
$20 early bird
$25 walk-ins

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Character building for characters. Inspired by the way movie scores are used to establish character and develop narrative, this class is a character study using movement to develop character. Attendees will get the opportunity to embody a character and explore/create a vocabulary of movement for them through guided exercise and choreography.

This workshops will run with a minimum of 2 students, so save your spot in advance!

 

About the Instructor:
Ryan VanDenBoom is a New York based performing artist who’s work has found much of it’s home in the world theatre. With a degree in theatre from NYU he has since been a part of three original Broadway casts; the revival of Annie, Something Rotten! and Bandstand. Just recently he finished a run in the Chicago company of Hamilton. He has had the pleasure of participating in the development of multiple shows including Spongebob Squarepants, Top Hat, The Last Ship and Tuck Everlasting. On top of his work on Broadway he has toured the country performing his own choreography in multiple symphonic programs with the Chicago Symphony at Ravinia, the Pittsburgh Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony and the Minnesota Symphony to name a few. Internationally Ryan toured Europe with the New York based silent comedy troupe Parallel Exit. On camera you can see Ryan performing alongside Channing Tatum in the Coen Bros. Hail, Caesar! And he will next appear in a mini-series about Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon premiering on FX.

 

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