Act Creation

Skilled & Advanced Act Creation

/ with Lindsey Butcher (2017)

Come with an idea, or a music track that inspires you to move, or an image or emotion that you want to explore, together with a willingness to investigate on your chosen piece of aerial equipment. Expect to be gently coaxed and encouraged to be braver and dig deeper to challenge and surprise yourself. This is your opportunity to find out more about your creative process.

Please note this is a two week class, with a performance on Sat 10th June 2017.


Improver Act Creation

/ with Shane Holohan (2017)

This is a two week class that will start you out on the journey for building a new act. Shane will take you through a series of exercises to explore and develop your idea (or help you to find something is you are just lost and want to make something). Students, subject to discussion with Shane, will be given the option of presenting their work-in-progress at the Emma Insley Night.

Special Note 1: You must provide your own apparatus for Act Creation. This apparatus must not be in use for other classes as they will be stored and rigged separately. Unfortunately if you show up and you don’t have an apparatus, you will be working on the floor.

Special Note 2: Shane will be in contact with all those registered for his class in May to discuss apparatus and starting the creative process.


Act Creation Performance Lab

/ with Chantal McCormick (2017)

This is for participants with strong technical experience on one aerial apparatus, trapeze, fabric, hoop and rope to arrive with a short sequence of material that you are very comfortable with. NB If you wish to bring your own equipment to rig for this class we will do our best to accommodate that.

Come with an open mind and heart to play, explore and share as a group, open to supporting each other in a safe creative environment. Chantal will use theatre games and choreographic exercises to help develop aerial material, focusing on how to express emotions and play with scale on aerial equipment. Our goal is to create ease of moving in and out of the floor and up and off the equipment and conveying your story to the audience. The end result is not important, more emphasis on process, although as a group we may decide to show solos as part of a studio sharing or join sections of the solos into a group piece to be performed as part of the Emma Insley cabaret night. But please make sure you are free for the last Saturday of the festival.
Please bring a note pad and pen/pencil with you.

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