Workshops with Duo Rose – February 2024

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Join us for workshops with Duo Rose! (Performing for Mardi Gras!) 
The passionate, romantic trapeze performance of Duo Rose combines unique dynamic elements with aerial contortion. The seamless flow of highly technical skills and intense passion creates a fluid aerial ballet that never fails to elicit a powerful emotional response. A complex routine of balance, strength, discipline and grace, they bring a particular elegance to their presentation of the human body in all its beauty and in all that it can do. Samuel and Sylvia have worked together since 2007 to combine their backgrounds in aerial arts, gymnastics, and contortion to create this dynamic aerial act. As artisans of their craft, they have designed and fabricated their own costumes and trapeze bars as well as developed their act independently without primary instruction from a circus school or dedicated trainer. Their act has successfully toured internationally in some of the top circuses and variety houses in Europe and the US including Tigerpalast Varieté, Circus Roncalli, Teatro Zinzanni, Palazzo and Knie’s Salto Natale. They have also won 12 awards from international circus festival competitions. In August 2010 they made history by becoming the the first American circus artists to perform in Havana, Cuba since 1959. Officially sanctioned by the United States Government to travel to Cuba, they competed in the 9th International Circus Festival, CIRCUBA in Havana, where they earned the Bronze medal.
This workshop is for students with limited experience in Duo Trapeze or aerial partnering. In the beginning workshop, we will explore static sequences and weight-sharing elements. We will examine the form and technique behind basing positions that are accessible to all levels.
This workshop is for those with a more developed background in Duo Trapeze or aerial partnering or for advanced soloists with more developed body control.  We will be introducing the basics and technique behind dynamic elements and developing longer sequences.
This workshop focuses on safe stretching techniques and stability in end range positions. We will work through stretching sequences focused on improvising range of motion in splits positions, shoulder flexibility and stability, and back bending, with stretches, drills, and exercises that can be adapted for a wide range of student abilities.