Aerial - ID Flight & Fight Workshop

  • General Performing Arts
Thames-Side Studios Unit 7A, Mellish House Harrington Way London SE18 5NR GB, Harrington Way, Woolwich, London SE18 5NR, UK
23 Sep 2021
25 Sep 2021
Standard
£810.00
BSR, BASSC, BADC Members
£760.00
  1. Sun 
  2. Mon 
  3. Tue 
  4. Wed 
  5. Thu09:30 - 17:30
  6. Fri09:30 - 17:30
  7. Sat09:30 - 17:30

Description

Aerial performance and wire stunts - get your wirework career off the ground!

During this three-day course, we'll be covering action, dance, creature and acrobatic wirework. Open to all levels of experience, we will tailor the training to your needs.

Ideal for actors, fight / stunt performers, dancers, gymnasts and circus performers.

Our international teaching team consists of one of the industry's most experienced riggers, currently in between world tours with Cirque du Soleil, an LA based movement director who has worked at the Royal Opera House, London and the world famous Bregenz Festival as well as our own action coordinator who has worked on productions for WWE Studios, Netflix and Sony.

Fees and payment options can be found at the bottom of this page.

COURSE OUTLINE

Day one will start with the basics aerial movement and body control and from then on you can choose your training path based on your experience and interests for the remaining two days.

The course can cover (but not limited to):

  • Basic safety
  • Harness
  • Balance and awareness
  • Static 360 / controlled rotations
  • Grace / Control / Pose / Performance
  • Landing and takeoff
  • Orbital / Pirouette
  • Super hero flying
  • Bungee
  • Aerial acrobatics - flips, somersaults
  • Fluid continual movement and swimming
  • Action / fight choreography
  • Dance choreography / contemporary / breakdance / couples
  • Character / creature movement e.g. animal, beast, vampire, superhero
  • Abstract and surreal content
  • Stunts - jerks, wraps, dead man

With our instructors and your fellow students, you can also create and rehearse choreography around the techniques if you wish. There will be time allocated during the second and third day of the course to shoot each sequence from one or two angles, time permitting.

STAFF BIOGRAPHIES

AUSTIN SPANGLER
Austin has over 15 years of professional experience performing, choreographing and directing in the entertainment industry. He is currently a Movement & Action Director at the Royal Opera House & Los Angeles Opera as well as resident Movement Director at LA Opera.

Austin is an instructor at The Aerial Studio California and has worked as Aerial Director, Rigger, Captain and Stunt Performer with the likes of Keanu Reeves, Orlando Bloom, Ralph Fiennes and Placido Domingo.

Film & Music video credits include: 47 Ronin, Offbeat, i-Boy, Allies, Eliminators, Romans, Viking Siege, Embrace Life, 'Jump' by Julia Michaels, '4-minutes' by Madonna and Solomon Grey by Sony Music.

REUBEN MOSLEY
Reuben Mosley has been performance rigging and coordinating at the worlds' highest level for nearly 20 years with a highly prolific background in events, ceremony, theatre, installation, circus and acrobatics.

Credits include Head Rigger and Assistant Designer for Cirque du Soleil for the past 4 years in South America and Asia, London Summer Olympics 2012, Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 & Baku 2017. Other credits include Dragone, Birmingham International Dance Festival, Upswing, Circus Space and many more.

DAN STYLES
Dan is an experienced fight/action coordinator, BADC teacher and co-director of Independent Drama. Coordinating credits include 'Marine 6: Close Quaters' (WWE studios), 'Romans' (starring Orlando Bloom), 'iBoy' (for Netflix, starring Maisie Williams and Rory Kinnear) and 'Accident Man' (starring Scott Adkins).

Performance credits include 'Vikings', 'Kingsman', 'Thor: The Dark World', 'Snow White and the Huntsman' and many more.

Dan has worked on a number of productions requiring wirework, from hangings to jerks to assisted falls.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

We are offering students a payment plan to help with the course fees:


Please contact us at training@independentdrama.com if you wish to do this.

Class dates

23/09/2021, 24/09/2021, 25/09/2021

Restrictions

Participants must be 18 years or older when the program starts.

Registration period

Registration starts on 23/12/2020 and ends on 22/09/2021.

Location

Thames-Side Studios Unit 7A, Mellish House Harrington Way London SE18 5NR GB, Harrington Way, Woolwich, London SE18 5NR, UK