Dynamic Floor Movement for Rope w/ Alex Allen


When: Feb 23, 2019 9:30-11 am (FULL) OR Feb 24, 2019 9:15-10:45 am
Cost: $50
Instructors: Alex Allen

Explore a movement series that has been designed to give participants a new perspective on the creation of contemporary rope work. Students will not only learn a new vocabulary of momentum-based skills but they will learn them as a part of larger phrases of choreography. Skills will be explored as transitions and technique will be focused on to create a quality of movement that is fluid, seamless and powerful. We will also explore C-shaping pathways a means moving efficiently up and down the rope in rotational movements. Students will also explore different ways of transitioning from the floor to the rope to give inspiration for creating work that is not restricted to the air but that moves organically between floor and air.

Participants should feel confident with a range of beats and dynamic-based movement and be able to perform multiple, clean straight-arm inversions in the air and straight-armed hip keys.

About the instructor:
From Sydney, Australia, Alex Allan is an internationally recognized aerial rope artist and coach. After completing a Bachelor of Communications (Theatre/Media) at CSU, Australia, he was accepted into San Francisco Circus Center’s - Professional Aerial Program. Since graduating, Alex has had the pleasure of working with companies such as Teatro Zin Zanni, Cirque Dreams, Acrobatic Conundrum, Zaccho Dance Theatre and Bad Mar Mar Dance Company, as well as traveling the world teaching his rope technique. As a coach, Alex places a strong emphasis on mastering technique and efficient movement pathways. With his knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology, Alex is able to work with his students to develop a deep understanding of integrated, full-bodied with the goal of performing skills with grace and ease. Influenced by his diverse educational background, Alex thrives on the creation of new, unique forms of physical performance. Believing that the body has the power to convey that which words cannot, his work commonly explores themes of human existence in the modern world.

Dynamic Floor Movement for Rope w/ Alex Allen


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Brattleboro VT 05301


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