Designed for performing aerialists of all levels, we will work on choreography and character development in the air. Using physical theater, story-telling technique, and traditional acting alike, we will address creating your best performance piece. We will warm-up with Growtowski, work principles of Laban movement while climbing, use various character building strategies and discuss audience interaction and stage presence. There will be time to address a piece you're already working on or begin work on a new idea. Go beyond "lights and tights" and find your performing voice. Specify your apparatus when registering. Email email@example.com to register. $35 per workshop $60 for 2 workshops* $95 for 3 workshops* $120 for 4 workshops* This class is taught by the lovely Erinina (bio below). She currently works as an aerial coach at Four Elements Aerial & Creative Movement and Circus Smirkus. *Check out the other workshops she'll be teaching at Stomping Ground Studio and ExperTease Fitness while visiting Minneapolis: Aerial Choreography & Performance - Sat 3/14 at 12:30p: https://www.facebook.com/events/1636862279880443/ Back to Basics Static Trapeze - Sat 3/14 at 3p: https://www.facebook.com/events/1555928324673861/ Back to Basics Static Trapeze - Sat 3/14 at 5p: https://www.facebook.com/events/791526967602838/ Physical Theater and Character - Sun 3/15 at 1p: https://www.facebook.com/events/1607116646169814/ Fabric Theory and Technique - Sun 3/15 at 3p: https://www.facebook.com/events/1595060400729166/ And you can see one of her crazy characters for free on March 12 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/couchtrippin-2015-minneapolis-tickets-15411682758 Erinina Marie Ness is a professional Austin and New York based aerial and performance artist. Her specialties include her own inventions, the fire trapeze, as well as static trapeze, dance trapeze, silks and burlesque trapeze. She also is a Charlie Chaplin impersonator. Think cirque combined with performance art, burlesque and teatro fisico. She brings a strong background in physical theatre and movement to her work, creating quirky characters and stories, often with multimedia components. Professionally trained at Circus Warehouse with Rachel Walker and Miguel Caceres, Erinina has worked professionally in a diverse range of productions such as Galapagos Art Space, Gemini & Scorpio, Unicorn Meat, Burning Man's Center Camp and events such as the 60x60 project for the NYC Dance Parade and the Immersive Surfaces installation in Brooklyn. She toured with the famous Espana Circus family, as well as Dreamtime Circus in Peru. She has also performed alongside musicians such as MOBY, Man Man, Iced Ink, and The Digital Wild. As a coach, her style emphasizes an understanding of the mechanics of the students work, using Fabric and Dynamic Theory, as well as each students' individual body mechanics to create a confidence in the safety of tricks from the students and a solid performance look for each individual body.