Weekend Immersion: Hand Balancing w/ Chris Gatti


When: March 15-17, 2019
Cost: $265 ($240 early bird registration before Feb 22)
Instructor: Chris Gatti
Age: 16 & up or by permission
Schedule: Fri 6-9 pm; Sat & Sun 10 am-1 pm

Expand your handstand practice in both breadth and depth with an instructor who is truly in love with the art of standing on your hands. This workshop will begin with a technical focus on pushing the basics and fundamentals of a handstand. We will then explore a variety of positions, technique drills, handstand-related flexibility, restoration techniques, and strengthening exercises to develop a well-rounded handstand practice.

Prerequisites: This workshop is suitable to a wide range of skill levels, but you must have current and regular handbalancing practice and be able to do a 30 second free-standing handstand (no support), and a 1 minute handstand against the wall.

About the Instructor: Chris Gatti is a gymnast-turned-acrobat that likes to think. He grew up and trained as a gymnast in Massachusetts and then went on to compete for the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He studied engineering and obtained a BSE in mechanical engineering then went to grad school for an MSE in biomedical engineering, followed by graduate school at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he received a PhD. When he was nearing the completion of his PhD he put together a demo tape for Cirque du Soleil just to see what might come of it. Cirque liked the demo tape, and two weeks after defending his thesis he was in Montreal training for Corteo. After touring with the show and a break for shoulder surgery, he re-joined Cirque du Soleil as the Head Coach of Volta. After a year as one of NECCA's most popular coaches he now freelances as a workshop instructor and does independent research.

Weekend Immersion:  Hand Balancing w/ Chris Gatti


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