News

Upcoming teaching and performances

Handstands workshops at NECCA this weekend

Along with performing Tinder & Ash this weekend at NECCA, I’m offering three different handstands workshops as part of Circus Workshop Weekend:

Friday, April 17
1:30pm – 3:30pm Intro to Inversions:
Learn how to take your upside-down self to a world of control! We’ll go over the why and the how of handbalancing basics and give you the tools to get upside down and then right side up safely and smoothly.

4:00pm – 6:00pm Handstand Boot Camp
Build a stronger, more stable handstand with an array of drills and conditioning to take your training to the next level, develop a press handstand, and stay on your hands longer and longer. Come prepared to push hard and have fun, and leave with sample training plans so you can keep progressing on your own. Modifications will be made to challenge all levels of experience.

Sat, April 18
10:00am – 12:00pm Creative Handbalancing
We’ll explore a variety of ways to get into a handstand (pressing, kicking, pushing, jumping, and creative combinations of these) and out of a handstand (rolling, pressing, dropping, etc.), to shake up your handstand practice and give you tools to integrate handstands into ground choreography.

Read More »Handstands workshops at NECCA this weekend

Tinder & Ash in Brattleboro, VT, April 18

Tinder & Ash, photo by Alexis VingeaultThis past fall and winter, I cocreated a full-length ensemble circus-theater show with 4 friends, Tinder & Ash, during 4 months in Montreal through a residency from the circus-mecca TOHU. We performed a work-in-progress showing at the end of our residency at ENC in January, and now we’re ready to debut it in the states! Get tickets here, and visit our Facebook event page for more photos and info.
Read More »Tinder & Ash in Brattleboro, VT, April 18

Upcoming Workshops at NECCA!

I’m away from Brattleboro for most of the summer and early fall, but I WILL be there near the start of August to teach at NECCA’s summer workshop weekend August 8-11. Workshop weekends at NECCA are a great time for circus artists far and wide to check out our town and circus school, get training that’s hard to come by where they live, work really hard for a few days, and meet other circus folks. I’m teaching two handstand workshops, one for complete beginners who may never have done a handstand (“Inversions for Everyone,” Sunday, August 10, 12:45-2:45pm), and one for those who love handstands but haven’t had the opportunity to learn much about technique till now (“Handstands 201: In, Up, and Out,” Saturday, August 9, 12:45-3:45pm). I’m also offering Intro to Partner Acrobatics 101 (Friday, August 8, 4:15-6:15pm). Visit NECCA’s Summer Workshop Weekend page to browse ALL exciting workshops happening over the long weekend. You can also request private lessons from me or any of the other fantastic coaches if you want to focus on a particular skill, discipline, or apparatus.
Read More »Upcoming Workshops at NECCA!

Innovation in Handbalancing workshop at CCCF

Join me at the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival for a handstands master class on Thursday, January 9th, 2014, 12-3pm at the Aloft Loft (2000 W. Fulton Street, Suite F 319, Chicago, IL 60612).

Workshop description: Explore uncommon handstand shapes and images, find fluidity while you’re upside down, create curved lines in contrast with the traditional right angles, and have fun on your hands instead of drilling the same skills over and over. Participants will experiment with shifting and twisting their head, hips, shoulders, and legs in surprising ways, rather than maintaining conventional rigid bodylines. We’ll also cover unexpected, innovative, and varied handstand entrances and exits to incorporate handstands into ground choreography. Through these explorations, participants will find ways for their handstands to embody authentic movement, character, and emotion.
Read More »Innovation in Handbalancing workshop at CCCF