Rope: The Elements (Part Two: Rolling) Kat Clark Workshop
Date: Saturday 30th November 2019
Corde lisse has a well-deserved reputation as one of the most thrilling, brave and pure of the aerial circus arts. This simple piece of corde offers a world possibilities for freedom of movement and expression and technical progression with an irresistible acrobatic flare.
ROPE: THE ELEMENTS is a three-part workshop series offered by Kat Clark, one of the UK’s leading corde lisse artists and teachers. In it, participants will learn techniques, tricks and sequences in three of rope’s main movement disciplines – dynamics, rolling and spinning.
Part two: Rolling
The classic roll up, in which artists defy gravity and effortlessly spiral up and away from the ground, are the flagship skill of the family of rolling movements within the art of corde lisse. Thankfully, there are more accessible skills to start with when learning rolling! From rolling up to rolling down, from spiral rolls to hiplock roll ups to dynamic roll ups, the next edition of Rope: The Elements will introduce students to the foundation techniques of the roll up family. In addition to the rolls themselves, we will be looking at interesting and fun ways to set up roll ups, as well as certain skills that go hand in hand with roll ups such as side planche.
(*The date for Part Three: Spinning will be announced shortly.)
Further info and pre reqs:
Each workshop is two hours and this first series will be held in Birmingham. The workshops are intermediate level – those with less rope experience but 18 months training in another aerial discipline are welcome. Participants will be expected to invert multiple times in the air without assistance, and have a working knowledge of base positions such as s-wrap, hiplock etc.
If you have any questions about your level, please get in touch with Kat, who will try to accommodate everyone ?
Participants are invited to make a whole day of it and also sign up to the twin workshop STRAPS AND AERIAL TECHNIQUE, which will be held on the same day, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
*See Facebook event for more info on the straps workshop.
Price: each workshop is 35£ or £60 for both.
Spots: Minimum 6, Maximum 12
Cancellation policy: 48hr notice of cancellation. Participant changes are allowed upon request.
Minimum age: 13 years old
To book onto this event, please send an email to a2F0aHJ5bmNsYXJrMjAwOCB8IGdtYWlsICEgY29t and I will forward you payment details.
Kat Clark is an Australian-born, UK-based circus artist and coach specialising in the aerial circus arts and partner acrobatics. In her late 20s, Kat fell in love with circus’ unique blend of self-expression, technical physicality and energetic honesty. It wasn’t long before Kat threw in a successful ten-year career in journalism to dive into this magical sweaty world full time. Today Kat is known for her dynamic yet feminine creations framed on an impressive technical skill base.
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