Date: 23rd,25th,26th May, 7-9pm.
Booking essential, to secure your spot please email firstname.lastname@example.orgTeachers: Livia Etelka and Irene Schubert.
This creative workshop is assembled to invite dancers to expand their expression of movement, into another dimension, as they explore contemporary movement and dance in the air. Using aerial hoop and trapeze, students will be invited to playfully explore this new space and how to creatively work with and against gravity. By blending the different worlds of floor and air into one unified space, dancers will seamlessly move from one to the other. Finally, students will get a chance to explore partner work in the air.
After a contemporary dance warm-up, the basic foundations of aerial dance will be taught: learning proper body placement and alignment, conditioning and power exercises to prepare the body to be in the air safely and comfortably.
Through improvisation, dancers will be introduced to the apparatus and the space in the air. Students will then learn separate skills and sequences on each apparatus. Parallels will be drawn and communicated between the different apparatus, as well as exploring how the choreographic vocabulary can be transferred from the floor to the air, and respectively, from the air to the floor. Dancers will then be provided an opportunity to explore partner work on the apparatus through improvisation and set skills.
Pulling all the elements together, students will finally have the opportunity to choreograph their own aerial dance piece to creatively expand their expression and range of contemporary movement.