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Workshops – Aerial Dancetheatre, with Kevin O’Connor (Beg and Adv)

In Workshops on June 23, 2011 by danceumbrella

Location: 221 Sterling Rd. Studio 1, Toronto

July 18 and 19 2pm-4pm Advanced
July 18 and 19 5pm-7 pm Beginner

Two Day Workshop $60
One Day only $35

To Register please contact Brandy Leary brandy_ca_2000@yahoo.com
Spaces are limited.


Advanced Workshop July 18,19 2pm-4pm

Ramping Up for Advanced: Linking Set Choreography from the Floor to the Hanging Sphere
A Workshop with Kevin O’Connor for Aerialists, Dancers and Movers with advanced aerial experience

Using suspended ropes, movement material will be offered that explores ways to transition from the floor to hanging sphere in a fluid manner.
In doing so we will transition movement from horizontal to the vertical realm. Through set phrases we will explore how the undulating spine recycles kinetic energy and can ultimately lift us off the ground. We will also explore how functional architecture and the placement of external supports (hands and feet) aids in the transition from the floor to the hanging sphere. Finally we will examine how in harnessing gravity one can find freedom in the hanging sphere and ultimately create powerful and dynamic movement without strain.
Gradual addition of movement phrases to each other will lead to long phrases intertwining the different principles from the floor, through standing and into climbing, all in relation to the vertical ropes.
This course is for experienced aerialists who can invert with ease.


Beginners Workshop July 18, 19 5pm-7pm

Ramping Up For Beginners- From the Floor to the Hanging Sphere

Exploring the Space between the Ground and Air: A Workshop for Dancers and Movers without previous Aerial Experience

Explore your bodies potential for movement in new and exciting ways with Kevin O’ Connor and Brandy Leary

This class will explore movement from the floor to the hanging sphere and back down. Using suspended ropes, the movement material offered will explore ways to transition from the floor to hanging sphere in a fluid manner. In doing so we will transition movement from horizontal to the vertical realm. Through set phrases we will explore how the undulating spine recycles kinetic energy and can ultimately lift us off the ground. Finally we will examine how in harnessing gravity one can find freedom in the hanging sphere.

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