Intermediate/Advanced level ACROBATIC STILT WORKSHOP with Jay Ruby and Helen Goodrum of the Carpetbag Brigade.
April 9-11, 2016 in Mazomanie, Wisconsin (USA)
Experience a mix of yoga, acrobatic stilts and release based dance work through contact improvisation to engage in an evolving performance modality. We will work with still point exercises, partner walks, inversions & oppositions and graceful ground movement all on stilts. We will practice falling gracefully, effortlessly and safely to the ground and focus on partner work for lifts. With a mix of technique and improvisation, participants will learn basic tricks on stilts and gain the skills and tools to evolve their own sequences.
Sat. noon-5 p.m. (4 hrs instruction with break(s)
Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (6 hrs instruction with a lunch break)
Mon. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (4 hrs instruction with a lunch break)
Cost: $245 for the three-day workshop; $185 for two days (Sat-Sun or Sun-Mon). Single day registrations will be considered, but priority will go to multi-day participants.
*Jay and Helen will give a presentation about their global teaching and performing experiences with the Carpetbag Brigade at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday Apr. 9. This is open to the general public, and free for workshop participants.
* All participants must be experienced stilt walkers, able to walk, dance and navigate uneven terrain without assistance. We will divide the group and offer individualized instruction based on your prior experience working with stilt-acrobatics. This is a teen/adult workshop. If you have questions about your age or experience level, please ask!
HOUSING for out-of-town participants will be available for an additional fee. Please indicate on your registration form if you will need housing, and for which nights.
RENTAL STILTS will be available. Please indicate in the “notes” field if you’re interested in renting stilts with 2′ pegs.
PRE-REGISTRATION is REQUIRED! Please fill out this form completely and pay workshop fee, either via our Paypal gateway or by mailing a check (payable to Mazo Movement Arts Center) to 417 Bridge St. Mazomanie, WI 53560.
Date(s) - 04/09/2016 - 04/11/2016
The Rumpus Room