Pirouettes & Release Movement Theory – Intermediate
Thurs. 8/5, 5:00-6:30 PM MDT
$35 Class plus recording. | $35 Recording only.
Prerequisites: Ages 14+. Students should be able to safely attempt straight arm beats as this will form the start of our technical survey.
Learning pirouettes on rope and fabric can take months, or a week. Knowing the theory behind the moves you’re going to attempt many times makes all the difference in how fast you learn them and how efficient they are in the end. In this workshop I’ll give an in depth look at my pirouette technique, which takes advantage of the momentum in your legs to carry you around. I’ll also give you the tools to confidently train the skill on your own from landing on the mat to catching and flowing back into a tempo. We’ll go through visualization exercises that have been essential in helping me to catch consistently. I’ll bring video examples of good, bad and better technique.
Teo Spencer, originally from Vermont, studied movement and circus arts at the University of San Martin in Argentina. After completing his studies, Teo performed with Fuerza Bruta in Argentina, Pilobolus Dance Theatre and Punch Drunk (creators of sleep no more) in the United States. Known for his unique style of aerial movement and multidisciplinary approach, he currently lives in Montreal Quebec and performs with La Marche Du Crabe of Montreal.