Aerial Dance & Cirque Arts Classes
Welcome to your new obsession! Aerial dance is the exciting new art form most notably seen in Cirque du Soleil. It combines the beauty of dance with the adrenaline of flight. At Sky Gym, you will learn how to move your body through space in ways you've never imagined while developing core strength and flexibility. Join the hottest new fitness and dance program and . . . Get Ready to Fly!
Date: Sunday, 3/16
Requirements: All ages and skill levels welcome
Register: click here to register
Details: Whips will be provided for those who don’t own any. Must bring safety goggles or glasses. A minimum of 4 people must be signed up to hold workshop. Maximum capacity is 10 people.
Date: Sunday, 3/16/14
Times: Part I (10-12pm) Part II (1-3pm)
Cost: Part I ($55) Part II: ($45)
Levels: Level 2+. You must be comfortable on an aerial apparatus enough to explore and sequence skills.
Register: Register here. If you want to take Part II, you must take Part I first.
The Vertical Theatre Method is an investigation of aerial arts with the focal point of theatricality and authenticity of both movement and content. The Method has been in development since 2007 by artists Rain Anya and Sarah Bebe Holmes. This workshop is a performative-based workshop exploring the expressive nature of aerials using improvisation, physical theatre, musicality, character, and exercises in stage presence. Layering your aerial work with creativity and content, we will work with techniques for expressing human emotion and storytelling within the movement. Looking at creative approaches to building an act or performance piece, this workshop is for students who feel comfortable on an apparatus enough that they can explore beyond the tricks. In addition to character work we will also play with the inventiveness and freshness that can still be found in choreography, finding through both intention and mistakes.
Check out a blog article about one of our recent workshops called “The Expressive Aerialist” which utilizes some of the philosophies in the Vertical Theatre Method