Weekend Immersion: Fabric w/ Molly Graves & Lauren Breunig
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When: May 18-19, 2019
Cost: $350 ($325 early bird registration before April 26)
Instructors: Molly Graves & Lauren Breunig
Age: 16 & up or by permission
Schedule: Sat & Sun 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Join us for a weekend filled with aerial fabric technique, theory, and creative challenges geared towards finding new and inventive ways to navigate unfamiliar territory in the air—you might be surprised where you end up! This immersion will feature sessions focused on expanding your split-fabric navigational skills, exploring the mechanics of momentum through dynamic skills such as beats & progressions for roll ups. We'll also cover must-have conditioning and injury prevention tools for your aerial toolbox. Bring your brain and your aerial body for a weekend of fun, creative and technical work.
Pre-requisites: Participants must have a broad aerial fabric background and be comfortable inverting in the air frequently. You must be able to execute cross back straddle, hip key in the air (windmill entrance), star and double star, three pull ups and have at least 1 full year of aerial fabric experience.
About the Instructor: Molly Graves is a Tennessee native who boasts a life-long interest in all things acrobatic. She has performed as a guest artist with Acrobatic Conundrum; at Circus Now’s 2015 International Contemporary Circus Exposure in NY; and at the International Aerial Acrobatic Arts Festival in Denver, CO, where she was awarded “Best Technical Performance” for her aerial rope act in 2014. She continues to pursue her training with international excursions to work with Emiliano Ron.
Lauren Breunig fell in love with circus while working as a counselor at Circus Smirkus summer camp. That love drew her to study with social circus organization El Circo del Mundo in Santiago, Chile during a semester abroad in college. She was so inspired by the transformation and empowerment she witnessed in the students there that she decided to pursue circus herself. After college, she landed in her hometown of Brattleboro, VT and began taking classes at the New England Center for Circus Arts, first as a recreational student and then as part of NECCA’s Professional Training Program. At NECCA, she was trained by world-class coaches from Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize, Ringling Brothers, and Pilobolus. She is the pioneer of an original apparatus, the Sliding Trapeze, and has been featured on as an innovative aerialist in festivals across the United States including the Aerial Acrobatics Arts Festival of Denver, the US Aerial Championships, and VivaFest. Now working as a freelance artist, she has performed with companies including the Christopher Reeve Foundation, the Boston Circus Guild, and Nimble Arts, delighting audiences large and small with performances on the Sliding Trapeze as well as aerial sling, static trapeze, solo and duo fabric, and partner acrobatics. A versatile and engaging instructor, she teaches circus arts to students of all ages at studios, schools, camps, and festivals around the US and abroad, and she also leads Nimble Arts Teacher Training courses.