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Workshops

Breathing and Circus - How Do You Do It?
  with Theresa Racicot

Date: Sat, May. 11, 2019
Time: 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Price: $35.00
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This workshop is for anyone and everyone still mystified on how to contract their core in a difficult skill or position and still be able to breathe! Whether you're performing a plank, handstand against the wall, tucking your knees up to invert, or doing a back lever, if you forget to breathe you're missing out on vital oxygen and on the engagement that helps you develop a strong core.

Being able to breathe while maintaining your core activation can feel impossible, but it's vital for proper core engagement. Join this workshop to learn how to effectively activate your core, how to direct your breath so you can breathe while the core is activated, and ultimately develop a stronger core to keep you safer, injury free and doing cool circus stuff! This workshop is open to all.

Flexy Flyers
  with Janelle Peters

Date: Sat, Jun. 01, 2019
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Price: $50.00
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Register for 2 or more workshops with Janelle and save $5 on each!

Let's get bendy in the air! Learn how to soften into a stretch and gain flexibility without fighting yourself! In this workshop students will learn ground-based, silks-assisted, dynamic and partnered stretches they can incorporate into their own training, and will gain a deeper understanding of the physiological relaxation response that allows for deeper stretches. This workshop is especially designed for aerialists and will provide step-wise progression for students seeking to maintain healthy shoulder mobility and who wish to increase mobility in their hips and spines.

This workshop is appropriate for aerialists at any level.

About the instructor:
Janelle is a contortionist and aerialist with an extensive dance background and strong stage presence. She grew up as a dancer in Silicon Valley, performing and competing with Dance Effects and Shine Youth Dance Troupes. She continued to study dance at Goucher College, and upon her return to the San Francisco Bay Area, dove headfirst into the region's vibrant circus scene. Janelle has relocated to Denver Colorado as of November, 2017.

Janelle completed an apprenticeship with the Paperdoll Militia in 2013. She performs regularly, and has produced showcases and professional "scratch" (experimental) shows in he San Francisco Bay Area. She is a featured performer with Oakland's Vespertine Circus, and has embodied roles as disparate as Fair Hermia (Midsummer Night's Circus, 2016) and Brad Majors (Rocky Horror Circus Show, 2016, 2017). Janelle has performed as a principal with MOTH Contemporary Circus' The Circus Nutcracker.

Upright & Inverted Climbs on Silks
  with Janelle Peters

Date: Sat, Jun. 01, 2019
Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Price: $50.00
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Register for 2 or more workshops with Janelle and save $5 on each!

In this workshop, students will master the technique, timing and fabric management needed to execute common and uncommon upright and inverted climbs. We will explore points of tension, balance of weight in hands/feet/body, and strategies to make upright and inverted climbs efficient and, of course, beautiful!

Students should be able to climb to the top of the fabric multiple times throughout class using a simple upright climb (ie French, Russian), and must be able to invert in the air multiple times without instructor assistance. (Using feet/tagging the pole a little bit is ok!)

About the instructor:
Janelle is a contortionist and aerialist with an extensive dance background and strong stage presence. She grew up as a dancer in Silicon Valley, performing and competing with Dance Effects and Shine Youth Dance Troupes. She continued to study dance at Goucher College, and upon her return to the San Francisco Bay Area, dove headfirst into the region's vibrant circus scene. Janelle has relocated to Denver Colorado as of November, 2017.

Janelle completed an apprenticeship with the Paperdoll Militia in 2013. She performs regularly, and has produced showcases and professional "scratch" (experimental) shows in he San Francisco Bay Area. She is a featured performer with Oakland's Vespertine Circus, and has embodied roles as disparate as Fair Hermia (Midsummer Night's Circus, 2016) and Brad Majors (Rocky Horror Circus Show, 2016, 2017). Janelle has performed as a principal with MOTH Contemporary Circus' The Circus Nutcracker.

Movement Quality for Aerialists
  with Janelle Peters

Date: Sat, Jun. 01, 2019
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Price: $50.00
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Register for 2 or more workshops with Janelle and save $5 on each!

Seventy percent of human communication is nonverbal. As an aerialist, what do you want to communicate to your audience? In this workshop, students will learn to use physicality and gesture to add purpose and interest to their aerial performances. We will examine Laban movement theory as applied to aerial, and students will learn exploratory activities that they can use throughout their careers to develop and fine tune their movement.

This workshop is appropriate for aerialists in any discipline who can string together 3+ skills in the air.

About the instructor:
Janelle is a contortionist and aerialist with an extensive dance background and strong stage presence. She grew up as a dancer in Silicon Valley, performing and competing with Dance Effects and Shine Youth Dance Troupes. She continued to study dance at Goucher College, and upon her return to the San Francisco Bay Area, dove headfirst into the region's vibrant circus scene. Janelle has relocated to Denver Colorado as of November, 2017.

Janelle completed an apprenticeship with the Paperdoll Militia in 2013. She performs regularly, and has produced showcases and professional "scratch" (experimental) shows in he San Francisco Bay Area. She is a featured performer with Oakland's Vespertine Circus, and has embodied roles as disparate as Fair Hermia (Midsummer Night's Circus, 2016) and Brad Majors (Rocky Horror Circus Show, 2016, 2017). Janelle has performed as a principal with MOTH Contemporary Circus' The Circus Nutcracker.

"I've had wonderful experiences with the instructors at Esh. Tracy is very attentive and supportive. She's respects her students, gives very useful and effective suggestions, and encourages us to keep trying."
         ~Student
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