workshops

single 2hr workshop • $50
all 3 workshops • $125

intermediate & advanced aerial fabric efficiency & flow workshop
with Gabrielle Martin

November 9th: 2:30 – 4:30 | November 23rd: 2:30 – 4:30 & December 7th: 2:30 – 4:30

Gabrielle’s aerial fabric workshops focus on techniques for efficiency, creative ascending sequences, and repertoire that inspires flow. Each workshop will integrate these skills within original choreography, and provide variations to challenge individual levels of aerial awareness. The three workshops can be taken independently, but will offer progressions for returning participants. Discover new tools for expressing yourself in the air!

Prerequisites: Must be able to climb to the top of the fabric, and invert in the air comfortably.
Ages 13+.


About Gabrielle Martin

Gabrielle Martin is a director/choreographer, a contemporary dancer, and an aerial acrobat who has performed over 1,300 shows internationally. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, she began her performance career in street circus arts with fire manipulation and stilt walking. In 2006, she moved to Montreal where she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Dance from Concordia University (2009) and studied aerial arts independently. From 2011-2015, Gabrielle toured full time with Cavalia, performing aerial rope, bungee trapeze, bungee dance, and harness dance numbers. In 2015, she began working with Cirque du Soleil as part of the creation of TORUK – The First Flight. She toured with this show until it closed in 2019, during which time she was the principal female character, Tsyal, and performed a solo aerial silks number. In 2018, Gabrielle co-founded the aerial dance-theatre company Ci, and directed its first show, Limb(e)s, with the support of a Canada Council for the Arts Explore and Create grant. In 2019, she presented the show at Montréal Complètement Cirque (Canada), La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines (Canada), and Assembly Festival at Edinburgh Festival Fringe (United Kingdom).

intermediate & advanced aerial fabric efficiency & flow workshop
with Gabrielle Martin

November 9th: 2:30 – 4:30 | November 23rd: 2:30 – 4:30 & December 7th: 2:30 – 4:30
Gabrielle’s aerial fabric workshops focus on techniques for efficiency, creative ascending sequences, and repertoire that inspires flow. Each workshop will integrate these skills within original choreography, and provide variations to challenge individual levels of aerial awareness. The three workshops can be taken independently, but will offer progressions for returning participants. Discover new tools for expressing yourself in the air!

Prerequisites: Must be able to climb to the top of the fabric, and invert in the air comfortably.
Ages 13+.

single 2hr workshop • $50
all 3 workshops • $125

About Gabrielle Martin

Gabrielle Martin is a director/choreographer, a contemporary dancer, and an aerial acrobat who has performed over 1,300 shows internationally. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, she began her performance career in street circus arts with fire manipulation and stilt walking. In 2006, she moved to Montreal where she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Dance from Concordia University (2009) and studied aerial arts independently. From 2011-2015, Gabrielle toured full time with Cavalia, performing aerial rope, bungee trapeze, bungee dance, and harness dance numbers. In 2015, she began working with Cirque du Soleil as part of the creation of TORUK – The First Flight. She toured with this show until it closed in 2019, during which time she was the principal female character, Tsyal, and performed a solo aerial silks number. In 2018, Gabrielle co-founded the aerial dance-theatre company Ci, and directed its first show, Limb(e)s, with the support of a Canada Council for the Arts Explore and Create grant. In 2019, she presented the show at Montréal Complètement Cirque (Canada), La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines (Canada), and Assembly Festival at Edinburgh Festival Fringe (United Kingdom).

Understanding rope: technique and movement

with Emiliano Ron

December 13th: 6 – 9pm


The rope material of Emiliano Ron is focused on dynamic movement, such as beats, tempos and releases; and power movement requiring coordinated core strength. Many of the movements are unique and Emiliano is a leading contributor to the art of Corde Lisse. During the course, Emiliano will provide ample demonstration physically in addition to verbal instruction correction. There will be multiple ropes available at the course, lots of opportunity for one-on-one instruction from Emiliano and also plenty of time to practice the movements on your own.

All ages welcome.

Prerequisites:
Must have at least one year of aerial experience.

single 3 hour workshop   •   $109

About Emiliano Ron

Emiliano Ron is a natural born explorer. From an academic education in Cinematographic Arts, as a montajist and photography director on documentary film, he began to immerse himself in a particular aesthetic that he put into shape through different techniques associated with different languages, both aesthetic and physical.

With an adolescence marked by literature, martial arts, and the South American underground, he inhabits different transversal areas of the counterculture where he puts his principles into shape: the struggle for human rights, punk rock and skateboarding.

With the daily habit of exploring the limit, he begins to investigate different circus aerial techniques that lead him to be an eminence in the subject, developing a raw and wild style, which today bears his name: The Rope Master.

He currently works around the world teaching his own rope technique and participates in different artistic projects linking the visual arts, contemporary thinking, and circus scene.

Understanding rope: technique and movement

with Emiliano Ron

December 13th: 6 – 9pm


The rope material of Emiliano Ron is focused on dynamic movement, such as beats, tempos and releases; and power movement requiring coordinated core strength. Many of the movements are unique and Emiliano is a leading contributor to the art of Corde Lisse. During the course, Emiliano will provide ample demonstration physically in addition to verbal instruction correction. There will be multiple ropes available at the course, lots of opportunity for one-on-one instruction from Emiliano and also plenty of time to practice the movements on your own.

All ages welcome.

Prerequisites:
Must have at least one year of aerial experience.

single 3 hour workshop   •   $109

About Emiliano Ron

Emiliano Ron is a natural born explorer. From an academic education in Cinematographic Arts, as a montajist and photography director on documentary film, he began to immerse himself in a particular aesthetic that he put into shape through different techniques associated with different languages, both aesthetic and physical.

With an adolescence marked by literature, martial arts, and the South American underground, he inhabits different transversal areas of the counterculture where he puts his principles into shape: the struggle for human rights, punk rock and skateboarding.

With the daily habit of exploring the limit, he begins to investigate different circus aerial techniques that lead him to be an eminence in the subject, developing a raw and wild style, which today bears his name: The Rope Master.

He currently works around the world teaching his own rope technique and participates in different artistic projects linking the visual arts, contemporary thinking, and circus scene.