One of the most sensuous and aesthetic artistic experiences is a well-executed performance on an aerial apparatus. In making aerial dances, communication, sensitivity, strength, patience and inventiveness are paramount. Sharing space, giving and taking weight in unexpected ways, and working with spinning, circling and swinging momentum are important challenges. Via critical thinking, intense physical demands and choreographic investigation, beautifully evocative and captivating solos and duets are created. Apparatus include ropes, bungees and rope & harness -- structured warm up, followed by aerial experimentation / developing solo & duet works through improvisation.One of the major goals is to master simple and complex mechanics and then proceed to mask them. Expand your movement vocabulary, redefine the idea of gravity and push your physicality to a new level. This class requires an open mind and a readiness for fun!
*Aerial explorations is for intermediate / advanced movers and athletes. No dance / aerial dance experience necessary.