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Lyra Performance Series
August 14, 2014 @ 5:45 pm
An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Friday, repeating until September 5, 2014
with Heather Booth
Thursdays, 5:45 – 7:00 pm
August 14 – October 16 (10 sessions)Sign Up Now!
This performance series will teach beginner and advanced-beginner moves on lyra and will focus on fluidly linking moves together to create a performance piece. Classes are highly structured. Each week will introduce a new skill and a short series of movements with careful consideration of how to flow from one move to the next.
The first five weeks will lay a foundation of moves and short sequences and the last five weeks will focus on the creation of a choreographed routine that includes both solo and doubles work. The class is limited to 12 students and the class will use 6 lyras which will allow students to maximize their time on equipment. Each class will include a warm up, instruction and practice of moves and technique, sequence work, strength building exercises and stretching/cool down.
We also recommend that students attend another aerial class each week to complement the work you will be doing in this class. At the end of the ten week session, we will perform as a cohesive group at Still & Moving and we hope you invite friends and family to share in your performance experience.
Heather Booth first learned the art of trapeze and aerial dance in 1997 in New Orleans, and she’s had a hard time walking on the ground ever since! Heather owns Miraas Aerial, a Denver-based aerial studio, where she spent four years as Creative Director and Lead Instructor, teaching aerial silk/fabric, static trapeze, lyra, and aerial yoga to adults and children. In addition to teaching aerial in the studio, Heather has spent years traveling and teaching culture and human rights as a university professor. An advocate of ‘social circus’, Heather has worked as an aerial trainer in Israel, Palestine, and Thailand, teaching trust and peace through circus skills. Heather’s aerial trainers have included: Julio Batista de Souza of Cirque du Soleil’s “Ka”, Alexandra Walker of the Slavic Sisters; Carrie Heller of the Circus Arts Institute; Shayna Swanson of Aloft, Lisa Natoli of Lisa’s Bright Ideas, and Josh McGirk of Aeriality, where she received Aerial Yoga teacher training. Read more about Heather at miraasaerials.com