Improver Fabric Technique
/ with Lydia Lara (2019)
This class is for dancers and aerialists who have been training on a vertical (rope or silks) apparatus at least two hours per week for the last six months or once a week for the past year.
We will work on specific strengthening exercises and techniques to help your silks practice. We will learn different climbs, keys, single and double foot lock positions, progressions towards simple/safe dives/drops, and short phrases to begin creative play in sequencing.
Pre requisites: You should be comfortable executing the following skills, hold your own body weight on your arms, simple (french) climb, hip key from Russian climb (or another assisted hip key), figure 8 foot lock.
/ with Amy Ell (2019)
Welcome to the wonderful world of fabric brain!
So you know the basics well, but have you really explored where they can take you? This class is beyond learning phrases/tricks in the air. It’s about exploring possibilities and identifying wraps. This is a great class for teachers and performers alike. Amy will introduce you to new pathways from basic setups including modifications.
/ with Amy Ell (2019)
This is a ‘what if’ class.
This is a class where strength, agility, and creativity is mandatory.
This is a class for leaders and innovators.
This is not a class to just follow along, this is a class to lead the way.
This is a class for those who KNOW they are advanced.
What you will receive from Amy:
A beginning with many endings. New pathways. New ways to traverse the fabric. New ways to look at fabric knowledge, exploration, and creation.
Yes, you must bring your fabric brain to this class. You will be challenged to create your own new pathways not just add on your favorite pathways, rolls, or drops. Let’s think outside the norms. Let’s find new fabric choreography!
Video requirements: Choose 4 to 6 different inversions, e.g. ball, hip key, pike, straddle, etc. Perform them consecutively in the air, slowly with no momentum, in both short arm and long arm, and with GORGEOUS form.
/ with Shannon McKenna (2019)
Split Tissu Projecting
In rock climbing, the term “projecting” is used when a climber is working on a certain route up a mountain, but may not quite know the path yet. Projecting a route is how you gain strength, increase awareness, and make unique movement discoveries based on what works for your body. In this class, students will be given a “route,” a of split tissue choreography- simple steps mixed in with challenging surprises. We will “project” the route together, but each student may come across a different solution for how to achieve their version of the choreography.
Video Requirements: must be able to climb to the top of the fabric upright, and in straddle climb, and do three consecutive pull ups. A strong back balance and front balance will be helpful, but are not required.