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Verticality, weight and gravity : reflections on the concept of verticality, weight and gravity in circus arts' professional teaching : static trapeze, chinese pole, rope and tissue : pedagogical guide


Auteurs : FEDEC - Fédération Européenne des Écoles de Cirque Professionnels (Direction) ; Dumont, Agathe (Auteur)

Lieu de publication : Bruxelles

Éditeur : FEDEC

Date de publication : 2015

Langue : Anglais

Description : 74 p. : ill. coul. ; 28 cm.

Notes : Bibliogr. : p. 65-66

Sujets :
Acrobatie aérienne - Philosophie et théorie
Acrobatie aérienne - Étude et enseignement
Arts du cirque - Processus de création
Dramaturgie circassienne

Dépouillement du document :

A variety of definitions...
Points of view on verticality, weight and gravity
Verticality and gravity, some biomechanical concepts
Verticality, weight and gravity: from a scientific discourse to a poetical language
A brief history of gravitational challenges
Gravity: the acrobat’s friend or foe?
From the trick...
... To the hanging
New reference points
The feeling of void

Spaces, thresholds and transitions: from the floor to the equipments
Keeping a connection between the floor and the equipment
Looking for one’s space in verticality work
Balance, friction, tension
Tempo, musicality, weight and hanging: finding one’s own rhythm
Weight and tricks
From the fear of void to risk takin
Fear of the void
Risk taking: between technique and creativity
Pain management
Developing a vertical language: linking technical and artistic teaching
Towards a creative training
The example of a teaching program
Changing the instructions

Speakers’ biographies

Résumé :
The INTENTS “Verticality, weight and gravity” session suggests a cross-disciplinary approach. By combining the expertise of teachers and speakers from many different countries, schools and backgrounds, the objective is to share skills, reflect together and ask questions about how to act. Taking their experience in the field as a starting point, the four speakers– Roberto Magro (La Central del Circ, Barcelona, Spain), Clare Anderson (National Centre for Circus Arts, London, United Kingdom), Marie-Céline Daubagna (Le Lido, Toulouse, France) and Chloé Moglia (artist and artistic director of the company Rhizome) – suggested approaching the concepts of verticality, gravity and weight in the language of aerial disciplines starting from their own individual experiences. The idea was to recommend tools and avenues for reflection and then experiment on the body, in the specific place where they are conveyed to each individual person. This manual takes into account their experience as well as the testimonials of the teachers that attended the continuing professional development course led by educational coordinator, Anne Morin. [editor summary]

Collection : Bibliothèque de l'École nationale de cirque

Localisation : Bibliothèque

Cote : 791.340 1 F292v 2015

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