Act Creation

Skilled & Advanced Act Creation

/ with Lindsey Butcher (2018)

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 or on the floor. Expect to be gently encouraged to be braver and dig deeper to challenge and surprise yourself. This is your opportunity to learn more about your creative process.

Note: If you have a specific piece of equipment you would like to explore please bring it with you and we will work with you to rig it.

Please note this is a two week class, with a performance on Sat 7th July 2018.


Improver Act Creation

/ with Chantal McCormick (2018)

This is for participants who feel confident technically in their chosen aerial apparatus: trapeze, fabric, rope or hoop you are at the beginning of your jouney as an aerial artist, you would like to create and perform an aerial act on last sat of the festival. this is for improvers level. This might be your first time to every create or perform. You can come with a duet or a group piece also.

For this class you should arrive with a short sequence of material that you are very comfortable with and music that inspires you to move, or an image or emotion that you want to explore,

Come with an open mind and heart to play, explore your ideas on your chosen aerial apparatus. Chantal will mentor you to develop a solo, duet, or group piece. Chantal will bring the group together at times during the session to work together playing theatre games and chorographical exercises to help you develop aerial material. Our goal is to create ease of moving in and out of the floor and up and off the equipment.

If you decide at the end of the 2 weeks not to perform that is ok too, the process is what is important.

Please bring a notebook and pen/pencil with you.

NB If you have a specific piece of equipment you would like to explore please bring it with you and we will work with you to rig it.


Act Creation Performance Lab

/ with Chantal McCormick (2018)

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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