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Come play in space and push your boundaries! This workshop provides concrete tools for generating unique and individual material on your circus apparatus. We will play creation games and explore methods to structure solo research work. These skills will serve as a strong foundation when you need to approach your act with fresh eyes. This includes special attention to transition work, ground-air relationship and movement quality.  You will leave with a new bag of tricks, enhanced awareness of vertical space and a more profound vision of where you can go in the air. Prerequisite: Must be able to sequence at least 5 ‘tricks’ on aerial apparatus of choice.

Instructor: Alisan Funk
Inspired to create emotionally compelling circus performance, Montreal-based creator, choreographer and aerial performer, Alisan Funk, dedicates herself to the artistry of circus bodies in motion. Alisan draws on her extensive dance background in choreography, Graham technique and ballet, and has created numerous circus acts spanning many disciplines. Fully certified in Stott Pilates, she educates her students in safe technique and injury prevention for long-term success.

Alisan studied circus in New York and San Francisco and is a graduate of L’Ecole de Cirque de Quebec (ECQ). She then certified as a teacher with Canada’s National Circus School (ENC) teacher training program and the New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) teaching program.  She holds the position of head aerial choreographer with award-winning Circus Smirkus, where she annually creates fresh aerial acts on diverse and creative equipment. Alisan has been a consulting instructor for the ENC, NECCA, Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, AirCraft and Cuba’s National Circus. In 2014, her directing debut ‘The Rendezvous’ was invited to the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival and Festivale Montreal Completement Cirque.

Known for her effective and thoughtful style, she is committed to a deeper understanding movement in four dimensions, exploring how performance and emotion connect in space. Alisan is currently pursuing a master’s in Circus Education at Concordia University in Montreal.

May 16th, 2015
Time: 6pm-9pm
Location: New Westminster
Cost: $50.00 + tax
Age: 15yrs+

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