Duo Trapeze: 2 hours, $40/person Ages 11+
This workshop will focus on the basics of partnering in the air, and how to create efficient and safe movement between two people on the trapeze. Students will learn proper techniques including catcher’s lock, tempos, and synchronized movements, and will experiment with supporting each others body weight, and exploring ways to move with two people on a trapeze. Some of the vocabulary covered will include the mounting and lowering of a flyer to the bar, spin combinations, basic duo shapes and movements, and the use of counterbalance.
Prerequisites: Students should have the ability to invert, previous aerial experience, and be comfortable working closely with others. A good foundation in solo trapeze is recommended, but not essential. NO PARTNER NECESSARY! Come with a partner or on your own, ready to work with new people.
Shannon Maguire started her circus career with aerial silks as well as a duo trapeze act that won her a bronze medal in the Wuqiao festival in China and the public’s choice award in the circus festival in Latina, Italy. She has traveled all over the world, performing in cabarets, festivals, and a tour of American military bases in South Korea. In 2014, she teamed up with Phil to create their duo cyr wheel and hand-to-hand numbers, which they have been performing with ever since!