Easter Aerial Creative Course 2014 with Strangebird Zirkus
Monday 14th - Friday 18th April 2014
Tues. April 15th 10am-2pm
Wed. April 16th 10am-2pm
Thurs. April 17th 1pm – 5pm
The apparatus available during the course will be: aerial hoop, silks, rope, and static trapeze.
Participants will work through a range of creative exercises to develop innovative ways of using aerial apparatus in engaging short pieces of performance. Tasks will be given to assist each individual in developing their own unique style in the air and creating original moves on the apparatus. We will also explore the visual forms that ideas can take and will experiment with combining aerial with other theatrical elements.
The course will consist of a combination of aerial and ground based creative exercises. Participants will work in a laboratory style environment where ideas can be explored without inhibition. Technical assistance will be given when putting together choreographies on the equipment but participants should be prepared to work largely from their own skills base.
The course will include skills reinforcement sessions. There will also be a focus on refining body position in the air, minimising the frequency of hand changes and improving elementary aerial technique such as beats and use of momentum in transitions to improve fluidity and efficiency.
Short sections of performance that have emerged during the course will be presented to a friendly audience at the end of the week.
If you are not familiar with creative work of Strangebird Zirkus, check out the videos section of our website Strangebird Zirkus Videos .
If interested in attending please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place and specify your preferred plus a second apparatus. The course costs £185.
Spaces are limited!