GUEST ARTIST WORKSHOP!
One night only with the amazing Terry Crane!
Facility with Abandon – 10/8 – 7:30-9 PM
Ages 16+ | $35
In this workshop, students will practice moving dynamically with a sense of ease and effortless-ness on the vertical rope. We’ll practice a progression of beats and exercises to generate momentum, and then explore using this momentum to maximum effect, either in flashy power moves or to wrap the rope hands-free. Time allowing, other topics may include: quasi-release moves, building distinctive and clean drops, using body shape to balance on the rope, and some choreographic sequences.
Pre-requisites: Intermediate level on rope – at least 2 years. Must be able to do several straight arm straddle-ups and be comfortable with some basic beats on rope (straddle, bell, and pike beats).
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.