Aerial Fabric – Ariadna Vendelova
(classes in English)
This class will be focused on finding a continuous movement on silks, by working “ways” in and out of moves and tricks, from one into the other. We will work on sequencing, trying to blend otherwise separate pieces into one fluid movement flow on aerial silks. Also, we will try to find new transitions and variations in and out of routine moves, so that we refresh our movement material and avoid stereotypes. We will think about aerial dance on silks 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. The focus will be also put on movement quality and precise technique, as well as on choreographic dynamics and expression.
The class will also focus on the question – How we move? Often times, the main focus is on What we do on any aerial apparatus. But let´s ask Why?. And let´s ask How? Working efficiently and in connection with our breath, avoiding unnecessary moves when passing through transitions on aerial silks, and by connecting to our neverending internal flow, we will find organic, natural quality of our movement.
Pre-requisites for intermediate level on aerial silks:
Good knowledge of basic silks vocabulary, ability to climb up and perform a foot lock, inversion (straddle-up) , hip-key…