Silks Architecture - Jennifer Thies

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Silks Architecture - Jennifer Thies

45.00

SILKS - INTERMEDIATE +
SUNDAY 12-130 TH

Geared towards helping students gain a deeper understanding of the tricks and moves they love, this workshop would start to pick apart the structure of things so we can understand why we're doing what we're doing as opposed to just memorizing steps. Not only does this help keep us safe as aerialists, it also allows for the creation of new tricks and transitions. This will be achieved by posing aerial "puzzles" using favorite tricks/moves students bring to class in order to see how things are connected and how they are not. Students should be at an intermediate to advanced level, and be able to stay in the air for a decent length of time to allow for thinking through things as they're doing them.

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Jennifer began her love affair with aerial silks during her last semester of college in 2007. Though she graduated with a degree in architecture and worked in architecture for around a decade, she immediately made room for aerial. She’s only more recently begun cheating on her silks with lyra, rope and sling. And maybe a one-afternoon stand with a trapeze, once. Her training began in Boulder with Cathy Gauch at Aircat Aerial Arts, and has included brief moments of training with a number of gifted aerialists such as Fred Deb in La Baule, France, Cecile Magdeleine and Roman Bonaton of the Lido De Paris, and Cirque Du Soliel artist and stunt woman Petra Sprecher in LA. An artist by nature, she’s explored most mediums of art throughout her life, and aerial is no exception. After many performances including a Devotchka Halloween extravaganza at the Fillmore auditorium and multiple years with the MAX Holiday Fashion show, she opened and ran Relevé Aerial Dance Studio for 5 years before taking a sabbatical from the studio to focus on aerial creativity. A year of exploration down, Jennifer began to share her passion for silks and creativity again by teaching silks and sling at Gravity Aerial Arts, helping teach the Adult Professional Track program with Cirque Du Soleil veteran Jonathan Cole and MOTH artist and owner Deena Markum, and she is currently teaching one of her favorite invented classes “Innovative Aerials” at MOTH where aerial theory is fully and unabashedly explored. She has taught for numerous studios in Denver and given a number of workshops around the country, and continues to enjoy freelance performing around Denver!

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Lower level students accepted if they understand they'll have a very scaled back version of puzzles