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Masterclasses: Hoop Hooligans

Hoop Hooligans at EJC2014An extraordinarily talented duo presenting Circus, Fire and Object Manipulation, from New Zealand! Their shows reflect the brotherly bond of two circus hooligans, who keep their audiences transfixed with a spellbinding combination of spectacular tricks, and slapstick tomfoolery. The playful and creative duo quickly incorporated slapstick, physical theatre, and a wide range of props into their acts. They have a background in circus and performance arts and have undertaken multiple international tours. This year they return to Europe with more hoops than you can count!

Workshop One (Intermediate & Advanced)

Mini Hoop Madness with the Hoop Hooligans. Come and explore the geometric world of the Hoop Hooligans - play with double mini hoops and learn: eye-catching tricks, isolations, grip changes, partner spacing, hoop games!

Workshop Two (Advanced)

Quad Hoops by the Hoop Hooligans: An Exploration of Hoop Logic. An advanced hoop workshop for quad hooping techniques and tricks. Beautiful shape patterns, isolations, grip changes, and creating structures.

Pre-requisites: intermediate level of mini-hooping/experience with double hoops.

Masterclass: Fidget Feet Aerial Acrobatics

We are delighted to announce our extensive aerials masterclasses programme from Irelands reknowned aerial dance company, Fidget Feet. This series of masterclasses covers a wide array of aerial acrobatic techniques and the programme has ample opportunity for people of all skill levels to develop and learn from these world class teachers. Our teachers for the programme are Ms. Chloe de Buyl Pisco and Ms. Ria Murphy. Our teaching assistant is Suzon Gheur and our rigging specialist is Johann Hattingh.

Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre is Ireland’s foremost aerial dance company. In ten years Fidget Feet has grown exponentially, performing across five continents and to audiences of over 100,000 people. In addition to creating work, Fidget Feet is a strong advocate for the development of aerial work in Ireland. The company was not only the first to teach aerial dance in Ireland, but founded the Irish Aerial Dance Fest - one of the largest aerial festivals in Europe. Run annually, the Irish Aerial Dance Fest hosts more than 100 classes over three weeks, and is attended by participants from all over the world.  Fidget Feet are artists in residence at the prestigious Irish World Academy of Music & Dance in the University of Limerick until 2017.

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Masterclasses: Partner Acrobatics

Acrobatics EJCBasics: A series of workshops throughout the week covering the basic principles of Partner Acrobatics. This series will be a good choice for beginners, who want to boost their Acrobatics skills will a full-week workshop series geared towards people without gymnastic/acrobatics experience.

Advanced: A series of workshops covering exercises and positions that are too difficult for true beginners because they require already a certain level of strength, balance, body-tension and experience. This series will be a good choice for participants who have acrobatics experience already.

Handstand: exercises and training methods to learn a proper Handstand. Daily practice with instructions for interested people to build body tension, strength and balance required for handstands.

Free training: Every night there will be “free training” with (different) instructors for interested people. There will be a “position of the day” announced during the training for people following the instructor-led session. Others can also practice their own positions in parallel.

Special Workshops: A selection of special workshops with a variety of different topics depending on the skills and proposed topics from different workshop leads. Examples: 1) “Washing Machines” (with L-Base, ending in the same position as the start with a full rotation of positions in between start and end), 2) AcroYoga exercises, usually with L-Base, 3) Hand-to-hand positions (handstand of flyer on base), 4) Pyramids with many people, 5) 3-person positions, 5) Dynamic acrobatics (transition between positions that require a momentum / movement)

Acrobatics Classes Timetable

This is a very provisional timetable and is subject to change without notice. Classes will run from Sunday the 20th July through until Saturday the 26th for Beginners and Advanced. The rest of the classes end on Friday the 25th:

Time slotSunday 20thMonday 21stTuesday 22ndWednesday 23rdThursday 24thFriday 25thSaturday 26th
10.30-11.30 Beginners Series 1 Beginners Series 2 Beginners Series 3 Beginners Series 4 Beginners Series 5 Beginners Series 6 Beginners Series 7
11.30-13.00 Advanced Series 1 Advanced Series 2 Advanced Series 3 Advanced Series 4 Advanced Series 5 Advanced Series 6 Advanced Series 7
14.00-15.30 Special topic: Washing machines 1 Special topic: AcroYoga sequencs and transitions Special topic: Hand to hand positions (flyer in handstand) Special topic: Pyramids (more people) Special topic: Dynamic acrobatics Special topic: Washing machines 2  
15.30-17.00 Handstand practice Handstand practice Handstand practice Handstand practice Handstand practice Handstand practice  
18.00-19.30 Free training Free training Free training Free training Free training Free training  

Masterclass: Marco Paoletti

Marco Paoletti Masterclasses at EJC 2014Marco was born in 1980 in Argentina, he studied philosophy in the UBA and moved to Berlin to become a professional circus artist in 2004. Since then he has traveled in more than 50 countries around the world looking for new ideas, performing shows and teaching workshops of juggling and cyr wheel.

In 2009 he created his solo show 12 pieces of stuff and in 2010 he co-founded Recircle Collective to create site specific projects with local communities around the world to blend arts and people together. He has joined the company Finzi Pasca for their new creation La Verita and he is on tour since 2013.

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