Be careful: We remind you that this year the classes will be held in two different gymnasiums see gymnasium plan

  • Gymnasium at Heinlex: Fixe trapeze / Hoop / Cocoon / Aerial Yoga / Pole Dance / Aerial Fabrics / Multi Apparatus / Straps / Clowdswing
  • Gymnasium at La Bouletterie: Rope / Aerial Dance Harness / Dance Trapeze
Rope masterclass
July 22nd to 26th

This master class is for intermediate and advanced students who want to be focus for a week on fabrics. (35h of formation + a public show at the end of the week).

Teached by international recognized teachers : Fynn Neb/ Camille Judic / Brandy Leary

A public show will take place in a park at the end of the master class, Friday at 6pm, we encouraged the students to participated to this experience as a strong part of the knowledge.

Trapeze master class students will join rope master class students to share Brandy’s research workshop from 4pm to 6pm, students will create together the Friday night public presentation that will take place in the park in front of the Gymnasium at 6pm

9:00am:12:00: Rope – ” Higher Level Rope Essentials”Fynn Neb

In this one week course we will be working on what I consider the “Higher Level Rope Essentials”

This masterclass is aiming to further develop personal technique by exploring the fields of balance, hooks, and momentum or reach to travel in suspension through movement efficiency.

Techniques covered are placement, rolling and dynamics.

Next to this I will be sharing my approach on training planning and physical conditioning to make sure desired goals can eventually be reached and be worked on in a continuing practice after the course.

to get a glimpse on my work i invite you to have a look at the following videos:

Interview JdL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2aru0Xu7yw

Technical teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAKdUy5CiY4

Registration of my Exit: https://vimeo.com/187393131

1:45pm-3:45pm: StrapsCamille Judic

Since few years, aerial straps became really important for rope artists. Indeed, straps help to improve the physical condition, to understand some positions and to work on some specific tricks. The loops of the straps let the rope student being able to focus just on the informations given to his body and not thinking about his grip. Once the exercices/tricks are achieved in the straps, the next step will be to achieve them on the rope ! During the classes, we will work mainly on conditioning exercices, positions, tricks which are useful for the rope.

04:00-06:00 pm – Research – Brandy Leary

Complex Minimalism, Altered Time and Impossible Tasks

This class focuses on conceptual and embodied explorations of the aerial body.   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.
Note: this class is not about accumulating new vocabulary but celebrates evolving and deepening creation/performance skills to further broaden aesthetics and experimentation in the field.  It asks artists to bring physical skill and individual virtuosity evenly matched with personal rawness and vulnerability.  It ends in a public sharing outside from the trees in the park.