This workshop will utilise aerial silks, using momentum as a foundation for adding dynamic movement into your skill set. This workshop covers a broad range of dynamic techniques which will help you salt and pepper fanciful flair into your movement vocabulary. We will move away from static poses and into a world where circles and levers rule.
Must be able to hold a dead hang on fabric for 30 sec with good shoulder engagement.
Students must have:
- A solid understanding of intermediate skills including same and opposite side wraps, hip key (hiplock), s-wrap, and various footlocks.
- Ability to invert (without cheating) multiple times throughout the duration of the workshop
Sunday 8 April, 9.30a - 11.30a
Early Bird Price: $75 (Sign up & pay by Sat 31 Mar)
Pre-registration is essential.
To sign up click the following link: https://aerialsports.appointy.com/?sr=543086&cat=Workshops
Payment can be made online via PayPal from our booking system, cash on the day, by debit card at the studio (1.95% transaction fee applied), or via bank transfer to Aerial Sports, BSB 112-908, Acct: 422 590 805 - put your name in the description area & send a payment confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
About the Teacher
Aerialist, actor, and dancer Rain Anya holds a degree in “Performance for Social Change.” She has trained extensively in aerial arts and physical theatre, including immersive programs such as Circomedia (Bristol, UK), NECCA (Brattleboro, VT), and Circle in the Square (NYC, NY). Rain is the co-artistic Director of the internationally based aerial company Paper Doll Militia, who's innovative approach to choreography and poignant use of theatricality have gained the company the reputation of being pioneers in original aerial theatre. Rain's aerial career began with the political circus company Wise Fool New Mexico. Out of inspired collaborations there, the seeds for the Paper Doll Militia were sown. With over two decades of experience onstage, Rain’s life’s work is in the integration of circus arts with other performance and movement disciplines. Notable credits include: Fog Fest (San Francisco); London-based Peter Pan, (US tour), This Twisted Tale (U.S. Tour and Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, New Orleans Fringe Festival, Moisture Festival (Seattle), Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival (Edinburgh, UK), Exposed (Atlanta), LoopsEnd (UK Tour), Revolutions Festival (Albuquerque) & Vault Festival (London). Rain is also a passionate aerial arts instructor. She travels around the world teaching Paper Doll Militia specialty workshops, teacher trainings, and aerial retreats (Greece & Mexico). When she’s not on the road, Rain offers private lessons out of her East LA home studio. Rain also works as a trainer and consultant for theatre and film, notable clients include top Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif for her role in Dhoom 3 and sports legend Serena Williams.