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Aerial Dancetheatre Workshop with Kevin O’Connor (Aug 29 – Sept 1)

In Workshops on August 5, 2011 by danceumbrella

Collective Space – 221 Sterling Road (Studio 1), Toronto

Join us for a Four Day Intensive with Kevin O’Connor to explore the Hanging Sphere through ground and aerial rope experimentations! Beginner and Advanced Workshops!

Four Day Workshop: $120 or $35 per class
To register please contact Brandy Leary by email brandy_ca_2000@yahoo.com

 

Workshop One: Ramping Up For Beginners- From the Floor to the Hanging Sphere with Kevin O’Connor and Brandy Leary

Aug 29, 30, 31 and Sept 1 10am-11:45am

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. This class will examine efficient climbing principles and ways of finding rest in the air. 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.

 

Workshop Two: Ramping Up for Advanced: Linking Set Choreography from the Floor to the Hanging Sphere with Kevin O’Connor

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 architect 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.

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