2-Day Dynamic Movement + Spinning Aerial Tissu Series with Thai Lam
Day 1 – Dynamic Movements and Transitions
This workshop will focus on transitions through momentum, beats, catch and release movements. Thai will break down timing for momentum, how to manipulate the speed of each transition to set up for the next sequence or trick, and understand the moment of weightlessness that momentum brings.
Prerequisite: Must know beats, hip-key roll-ups, strong grip strength, must be comfortable and/or have a basic understanding with catch-and-release moves, solid meat hooks, solid front and back balances and straight arm and leg straddle ups, and comfortable with height and straddle climbs.
Day 2 – Spinning – The Fundamentals
The spinning workshop will focus on the technique of spinning getting that perfect spin and how to move through a sequence while spinning. Body awareness and engagement will be key factors taught in the workshop. Thai will breakdown the “how-to’s” of manipulating the spin – you will be given a traditional tissu sequence, and you will workshop the timing of transitions to understand when and how to crank up and slow down your spin.
Prerequisite: Must know straddle ups, hip keys, comfortable with height, solid knowledge the tissue, comfortable with spinning and getting dizzy, solid grip strength, front and back balances, able to do straddle climbs.
About Thai Lam:
Thai is a Bay Area aerialist who embodies versatility in his performance. With professional training at the Circus Center and with renowned aerial coaches, Thai focuses on smooth lines, clean technique, and powerful movements all the while giving the audience a taste of that Thai spice.