Rope Theory – Intermediate
Tues. 8/3, 5:00 – 6:30 PM MDT
$35 Class plus Recording.
Prerequisite: 1 year of vertical aerial training. Ages 14+.
A lecture and discussion class spotlighting the instructor’s experience creating drops, sequences, and using C-shaping to roll up a vertical rope. We may touch on the history and trends of rope technique. There will be visual aids. Some focus on character revelation via aerial performance. Will include plentiful personal anecdotes regarding rope technique creation and performance.
Terry Crane has been practicing, performing, and living circus for two decades. He holds degrees from Oberlin College and the National Circus School of Montreal. He performs in the big top, on the stage, and in the street. He has performed in dozens of countries and for numerous companies including Teatro Zinzanni, the UMO ensemble, Flynn Creek Circus, Circus Flora, and Circus Monti. His work is influenced by his roots in contact improvisation, capoeira, dance, personal clown and wild nature. As a mentor, Terry delights in sharing his love of vertical rope technique, circus creation, and collaboration. As a director, Terry is on a relentless quest to tell true fictions, contradict human isolation, and portray paradox.