Workshops

Workshops

The Firefly Circus Academy is dedicated to providing professional development opportunities to our staff and students. We have brought world reknown, cutting edge international aerialists and coaches to Edmonton to teach workshops to our staff and students. Past workshops have included instruction by:

  • Sylvain Rainville, École nationale de cirque, Quebec
  • Sarah Holmes, Paper Doll Militia, Scotland
  • Fred Deb, Cie Drapés Aériens, France
  • Serenity Smith-Forchion, NECCA, United States
  • Ross Travis, SF Circus Center, United States
  • Bev Sobleman, Versatile Arts, United States
  • Liz Cooper, Momentum Aerial Dance, Canada

Paper Doll Militia Workshops

with RAIN ANYA,

AUGUST 27TH & SEPTEMBER 2ND

Never Ending String

An exciting look at longer sequences where we explore limitless choreographic options that all stem from one origin wrap. Through this discovery process you will learn advanced fabric theory techniques and find unique body shapes as you follow the never-ending string.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27TH
7:30 – 9:30pm
For Vertical Students, Level 3 & Up
Workshop Fee – $70.00

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Form and Function

It’s simple; good form equals efficiency of movement, the illusion of effortlessness, endurance and aerial longevity.
In this workshop, we will approach the fundamentals of aerials with an obsessive-like attention to detail, otherwise known as “dorking out.”
Using the trapeze, fabric, and rope we will be focusing on precise body awareness, foundational skill progressions, strength building techniques, and injury prevention.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND
6:00 – 7:30PM
For Trapeze & Vertical Students, Level 2.5 & Up
Workshop Fee – $60.00

Vertical Theatre Method

The Vertical Theatre Method is an investigation of aerial arts with the focal point of theatricality and authenticity of both movement and content.  The Method has been in development since 2007 by artists Rain Anya and Sarah Bebe Holmes.  This workshop is a performative based workshop exploring the expressive nature of aerials using improvisation, physical theatre, musicality, character, and exercises in stage presence. Layering your aerial work with creativity and content, we will work with with techniques for expressing human emotion and storytelling within the movement. Looking at creative approaches to building an act or performance piece, this workshop is for students who feel comfortable on an apparatus enough that they can explore beyond the tricks.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND
7:30 – 9:00PM
For Trapeze & Vertical Students, Level 3 & Up
Workshop Fee – $60.00

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