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Introduction to Mallakhamb Rope

Description: Mallakhamb is a traditional rope practice from India that features heavy use of the toes for support, spiraling pathways, and a reverse wrapping technique. This class is an introduction to these concepts and the basic climbs and holds involved.

Prerequisites: For students with no experience with Mallakhamb technique. Students should "prep their toes" by practicing toe climbs prior to this workshop, and bring a roll of athletic tape to make protective "toe thongs.”

About the Instructor: Shayna Swanson is an award-winning circus artist, director and founder of Aloft Circus Arts. Her unique rope act won the “Best Performance of Festival” Award at the 2011 American Aerial Acrobatic Festival, a Special Prize at the 2011 Circuba Festival in Havana, Cuba and was featured at the Huishan Acrobatic Festival in Taiwan and Collision Arts Asia Festival in Malaysia. She is also the 2012 US National women’s Cyr Wheel Champion. Most recently, she has been touring her show, “Brave Space,” around the country.




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Trapezium
NorthEast
16 - &up Swanson 2/22 - 2/22 Sa 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM $0.00 View 1

Mallakhamb for Contemporary Rope Practice

Description: This is an intermediate class for students with a previous introduction to Mallakhamb who are ready to take it to the next level. The hallmarks of Mallakhamb (the use of toes for support, spiraling pathways, and reverse wrapping technique) can inform our choreographic creativity when combined with contemporary rope technique as typically practiced in North America. We will explore new drop entrances as well as catches at the knee and ankle, advanced climbs, release moves, and more. 

 Prerequisites: Students must know how to do a basic Mallakhamb climb, a simple jump, and have toes that are up to the challenge.

About the Instructor: Shayna Swanson is an award-winning circus artist, director and founder of Aloft Circus Arts. Her unique rope act won the “Best Performance of Festival” Award at the 2011 American Aerial Acrobatic Festival, a Special Prize at the 2011 Circuba Festival in Havana, Cuba and was featured at the Huishan Acrobatic Festival in Taiwan and Collision Arts Asia Festival in Malaysia. She is also the 2012 US National women’s Cyr Wheel Champion. Most recently, she has been touring her show, “Brave Space,” around the country.




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Trapezium
NorthEast
16 - &up Swanson 2/22 - 2/22 Sa 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM $0.00 View 4

Rolling Up the Rope Level 1

Description: Learn the leg and spine patterns needed to access horizontal/waist wrap rolls on a vertical apparatus.  Attention to hip rotation, c-shaping, and general body balancing is a great starting point for rolling, as well as for fine-tuning any rolls that may feel inconsistent or difficult.  We will examine floor drills, drills on the rope, rolling down, and rolling up via the “donkey clam” roll and single coil roll (also often called the “slow roll”).

Prerequisites: Participants must be able to hold form in a wheel down (aka helicopter, windmill, or snowflake).

About the Instructor: PJ has been a multidisciplinary aerialist since 2008, specializing in corde lisse since 2013. PJ loves the simplicity of this apparatus and thrives on chasing momentum. Her performance work is defined by her love of the narrative, with a strong sense of intuitive pathways stemming from training and creating in isolation. She holds a masters degree in kinesiology and has 20 years of teaching experience. She firmly believes that coaching should be comprised of encouraging self-discovery of pathways, learning multiple techniques, and pushing physical limits, in equal parts. Her progressions involve seemingly unrelated skills that utilize similar motor pathways with graduated physical demand. This particular approach has enabled her to assist many students and performing artists to access one of the more complicated skills—rolling while ascending. PJ currently lives in Bellingham, Washington, and coaches rope and handstands in Seattle. She has performed with many companies and her current project is a collaboration with Eve Diamond called Girls Gone Rope.




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Trapezium
Loft East
16 - &up Perry 2/22 - 2/22 Sa 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM $0.00 View -4

Rolling Up the Rope Level 2

Description: There are so many different rolls. Let’s take a poll and work on the ones you want! Learn how to incorporate roll technique into dynamic side-planche and back balance entries. Rolls eligible for explorations are: single coil, double coil, toe rolls, one-armed straps rolls, s-wrap rolls, s-lock rolls, foot lock rolls, hip key roll up to back balance, and ninja rolls.


Prerequisites: Participants must be able to hold form in a wheel down (aka helicopter, windmill, or snowflake), be comfortable with a hip key roll up, and either a single- or double-coil roll.


About the Instructor: PJ has been a multidisciplinary aerialist since 2008, specializing in corde lisse since 2013. PJ loves the simplicity of this apparatus and thrives on chasing momentum. Her performance work is defined by her love of the narrative, with a strong sense of intuitive pathways stemming from training and creating in isolation. She holds a masters degree in kinesiology and has 20 years of teaching experience. She firmly believes that coaching should be comprised of encouraging self-discovery of pathways, learning multiple techniques, and pushing physical limits, in equal parts. Her progressions involve seemingly unrelated skills that utilize similar motor pathways with graduated physical demand. This particular approach has enabled her to assist many students and performing artists to access one of the more complicated skills—rolling while ascending. PJ currently lives in Bellingham, Washington, and coaches rope and handstands in Seattle. She has performed with many companies and her current project is a collaboration with Eve Diamond called Girls Gone Rope.





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Trapezium
Loft East
16 - &up Perry 2/23 - 2/23 Su 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM $0.00 View -5

Rope Meeting USA

Rope Meeting is a creative space for rope artists from all over the world to meet, share, connect, learn, and reflect. Cost covers participant-led workshops, hours of open practice each day, a Rope Battle, a Works in Progress showing and time to connect and meet with other ropers. This is a participant-driven event for aerialists with an established practice on the aerial rope / corde lisse. Rope Meeting is inspired by Emiliano Ron. 

Specialty workshops will be offered Saturday & Sunday mornings for a small additional fee.  Look under "More Workshops" to register after Nov 1.

 

Special Add on

Join the Boston Rope Tribe for a post-Rope Meeting jam at Commonwealth Circus Center (C3) on Sunday night from 7:30pm-9:30pm, co-hosted by C3 and Esh Circus Arts! We'll have lots and lots of ropes rigged from our 21 foot ceilings. Come hang out!
 
$10 cash per person, no pre-registration required. The studio address is 8 Brookley Road, Boston MA 02130. Parking is available.

 

Prerequisites:

For advanced and professional level circus artists with a regular rope practice. Participation is what drives this event, so we ask everyone to be physically involved. To support a creatively safe environment there will be no auditing or public viewing.

 

 



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Trapezium
Center
16 - &up TBD 2/20 - 2/23 Th Fr Sa Su Varied $150.00 View 16

Trapeze Meeting

Description: Trapeze Meeting is a creative space for trapeze artists from all over the world to meet, share, connect, learn and reflect. Cost covers hours of open practice each day, participant led workshops, a Works in Progress showing and time to connect and meet with other trapezists. Circus (double point), dance (single point) and duo trapeze enthusiasts are all welcome. Hosted by Aimee Hancock and Elsie Smith.





Prerequisites:


Trapeze Meeting is for advanced and professional level circus artists with a regular trapeze practice. Participation is what drives this event, so we ask everyone to be physically involved. To support a creatively safe environment, there will be no auditing or public viewing.



Is this event right for you?

You have a regular enough trapeze practice that your callouses are well formed and your body is ready for the bumps and bruises that come with 4 days of doing trapeze. You are comfortable exploring, moving, and caring for yourself on the bar and in the ropes. You are excited about having lots of time with lots of bars and lots of people who also have lots of time with lots of bars. Maybe you have some skills or sequences you want to workshop, or maybe you are jazzed about having a foam pit to toss a few tricks into! If you have something you are developing for performance and want to share, we'll have a Work In Progress showing.



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Trapezium
Loft East
18 - &up Hancock 4/23 - 4/26 Th Fr Sa Su Varied $150.00 View 31