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Flying Workshop

Hercinia Arts Collective
Event organized by Hercinia Arts Collective

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In this workshop learn to assemble and operate a 4:1 pulley and how to fly and be flown in aerial acts.

To register follow the link below or send an e-transfer for $40 to emily@herciniarts.com

Details below:

This is a 2 hour workshop in 4:1 pulley systems, teamwork, and flying 101

We will start with reviewing the basic 4:1 rigging setup, and then theory of pulling. We will progress through technique as both flyer and lifter, building from static to more dynamic movement. We will use hand loop and aerial hoop to begin. Other short apparatuses (shorter line dance trapeze, straps, sling, short silks) could be explored if the participant is willing to bring their own and/or share. You will be both flying and pulling in this workshop. Be prepared to rotate between these two tasks.

Requirements - intermediate to advanced aerial skills and experience. Inversions, transitions and movement between the ground and the air will all be integral pieces of this workshop.

Optional - own apparatus for flying. A single carabiner point will be in use. Gloves to protect your hands while pulling rope can be used. Indoor clean shoes may be worn to prevent sliding.


Originally from Nova Scotia, Zel is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School. She has been training aerial circus for over thirteen years, with specialties in aerial hoop, chains, and mini cube. She is a regular performer at Toronto’s infamous Lunacy Cabaret, and has also worked in stage management and production roles for Toronto Pride, multiple Toronto Fringe shows, Zero Gravity Circus, and the Toronto International Circus Festival.