Join us for a two-day rope immersion to round out the year and enter 2023 feeling strong. In this workshop for high intermediate rope artists, we will cover two main areas: Dynamics and C Shaping. Learn new beat pathways or strengthen your basics as we work towards semi and full release moves like J flips, pirouettes, and 360s. Prepare to defy gravity and learn tools to roll up and down the rope with as many different C shaping drills as we can fit into your brain. And to round it all off, get ready to build strength and a more nuanced understanding of your body in the air as we condition for rope-specific strength! With 40 foot ceilings and a foam pit, what better way to end your 2022?!
16 & up or permission of instructor
Thursday & Friday: 12:00 – 5:30 pm
(includes a 30 min break)
Prerequisites: Students should have a current and regular rope practice, be comfortable doing beats, be able to do multiple inversions cleanly through short- and long-arm hangs, and be able to do two pull-ups on the rope.
Rachel Rees is a dynamic circus and theatre artist from New Orleans, LA. She graduated from NECCA’s ProTrack program in 2019 where she continues to train and coach vertical rope. In her work, Rachel aims to combine high level technique with high art to create imaginative pieces of storytelling. She earned a BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University and has trained in physical theatre intensively with Double Edge Theatre and internationally at the Accademia dell’Arte (IT). Rachel is passionate, driven, and a visionary, always on the lookout for her next collaboration at home in the States and abroad.