Aerial fabric masterclass


There are many registrations for the aerial fabric masterclass. From today we put new people who wish to register on the waiting list. thank you for your understanding.

This masterclass is for students who want to improve his technic, who is already professional, or who want to become professional.

Pedagogic goals

  • Acquisition of a technical vocabulary on aerial tissues
  • Learning aerial straps of technical figures to adapt them on the tissues
  • Acquisition of research tools based on the exploration of the floor/ air space generated by the mixing of aerial fabric techniques with contact improvisation dance techniques
  • Acquisition of tools to find a breathing of the body in the air space as well as a form of rich and varied expression.


7h/day at the gymnase Fogel. 35h a week.

9.00-12.00 Warm up + aerial fabric lab with Ariadna Vendelova
14.00-15.30 Straps with Camille Judic
16.00-18.30 Research  on fabric with Brandy Leary

A sharing of the research work of the master class will take place on Friday evening after the last class, the time and place of this presentation will be confirmed soon. It is important for all student to be a part of the presentation.


3 international teachers for a complete aerial training.

  • Ariadna Vendelova
  • Camille Judic
  • Brandy Leary


Aerial fabric lab with Ariadna Vendelova

Breathing body is a living body. Body, breath and movement are always happening in the present moment. This technical class will focus on finding fluidity and clarity of movement on fabric through activating and enlivening the full body, from skin, through joints, to every cell.  We will learn to be present in mo(ve)ment and to “own it“ as performers.
In the class, we will focus not only on WHAT we do on fabric (silks), but on HOW we do it and WHY we do it.  Working on various sequences, we will think about aerial dance on fabric in terms of “movement“, not in terms of “poses“. This brings a sense of connection and action into the experience, instead of the sense of isolation and steadiness. However, we will also search for “movement in stillness”, discovering the subtle, intrinsic waves of movement within us, the so called “little dance”, observable only with a calm mind and perceptive, sentient body.
The class will also offer technical exercises and sequences which will bring attention to breathing principles and the connection between breath-and-movement. How to move efficiently with breath; how to go with it, not against it. How to embody the pulsation happening in the breathing body and transfer it into movement on aerial fabric.

Understanding of this will prepare the body and mind for higher quality work further in our choreographies on any apparatus. It will transform us into radiating performers capable of brining self-expression to every single mo(ve)ment.
In the end, it all comes back down to the basic idea: Moving body is my presence.

Straps course with Camille Judic

In addition of being a specific discipline, straps can also be a great physical preparation for other aerial disciplines. Indeed, they provide you a really good physical condition and help you to understand your body and positions in space. All the things that will be seen in the class will help you on the tissu or the rope.

Research with Brandy Leary

Complex Minimalism, Altered Time and Impossible Tasks

This class focuses on conceptual and embodied explorations of the aerial body using the apparatus of the tissues.   Examining notions of duration, presence and improvisation this week-long lab offers artists an opportunity to dive deeper into their creative processes, to move away from habit and to refresh their artistic practice from the perspective of creation and meaning making in aerial work.  Offering a deep space of experimentation and working from a multidisciplinary approach to the performing body we will spend the week in the air, on the ground and in various site-specific locations around Saint Nazaire.


Limited 12 students,

If you want to book the master class, send an e-mail to this address :,

Teachers and organizers will discuss together about each registration, students need to have a level to participated to the master class.

Price : 500€

We’ll do a sharing at the end of the master class, Friday after 6,30PM, location and time will be communicated later.


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