WEEK A: Monday, July 31 – Friday, August 4, 2023
TRAPEZE WITCHCRAFT: Intermediate or Int/Adv
9:00 AM – 12 PM. Week A.
Ages 15+ or with instructor approval. $350. FFP Studio 1.
Prerequisites: Ability to pull over onto an eye level bar without assistance, invert in the ropes, and be on the apparatus for up to two minutes. Some experience with working “in the ropes” is suggested -OR- experience with aerial fabric.
It’s still magic, even if you know how it’s done… Structure and freedom, simplicity and complexity, frame and space. The many aspects of the trapeze yields infinite opportunities to craft stories through our movement and connection. In this immersion we will dive deeply into various topics as it relates to this apparatus’s unique construction: moving through and around, wrapping, creating shelves, dynamics and geometry – taught in short thoughtful frameworks that can be reimagined in infinite ways.
WEEK B: Monday, Aug. 7 – Friday, Aug. 11, 2023
Twisted Trapeze – Intermediate
3:00-4:30 pm. Week B.
Minimum age 15+. $175. FFP Studio 1.
Prerequisites: Ability to pull over onto an eye level bar without assistance, invert in the ropes, and be on the apparatus for up to two minutes. Comfort working with both front balance and back balance and “arm breaker” (perfection is NOT required). A strong interest in complexity and asymmetry is suggested.
Warp your perception of ‘two ropes and a bar’ with all the twisting, turning, rolling, and spiraling ideas that can move you inside and outside of the frame. In this workshop we will explore shapes and transitions that are “twisted” or “spiraling” in nature.
Sling Theory – Beginner through Professional
5:30-7:00 PM. Week B.
Ages 15+. $175. FFP Studio 1.
Prerequisites: Some experience on ANY aerial apparatus is required, but no previous experience with sling is needed for this workshop. Ability to do the following things without assistance: pull over into a hiphang on a sling that is at eye level, invert in the air (bent arms and legs is fine). Great tool for teachers and program directors, appropriate for anyone who wishes to explore this apparatus in more depth.
Aerial Sling has long been an underrated apparatus in aerial studios’ programming, often lacking a clearly defined, thoroughly explored curriculum. This weeklong series not only outlines the theory of and organization for the fundamental wraps, but also explores a system for creating transitions, variations, and sequences ad infinitum.
Jenn Bruyer is a multidisciplinary performance artist, choreographer, and coach. She has a self described ‘cerebral’ performance style and an unquenchable thirst for a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the aerial craft. Jenn has always been fascinated by all forms of dance but it wasn’t until she discovered the trapeze that she found her true calling. These ‘Two Ropes and a Bar’ lead her down the fantastic road of circus and into the far reaches of the globe. She has entertained audiences and guided students around the world including over 30 US states, China, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Austria, Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico since 2008. In 2022 she authored “ShapeCraft – The Sacred Geometry of the Aerial Arts”: a holistic study on shape vocabulary and design elements for all apparatus. This will be her FOURTH Aerial Dance Festival!