A three-week Creative intensive training on aerial technique and creativity. From November 27th to December 16th 2017
Once you have read all the info below you can fill in the application form available here
This training program for professionals was designed for aerialists who want to work on improving their technique and produce aerial acts and also for dancers who want to get more aerial training and create an aerial dance solo.
Course Schedule 2017
This program will run from November 27th to Dec 16th 2017.
The course is designed for intermediate through to professional level students. We offer contemporary dance classes, stretching strengthening and conditioning, aerial technique classes in rope, fabric , hoop and trapeze. We also offer Creative lab and one to one mentoring from the 3 tutors and rigging basics.
We will have lunch-time talks on act selling, budgets, insurance etc. The work will be geared towards the showing on the 16th of December. We will be offering training towards a show-making,working with professional riggers , lighting and sound technicians, costumes and make up.
The course ends with a free public performance of the acts in the IACC on Dec 17th .
All are welcome, so invite family and friends. The IACC will invite funders and theatre managers.
This course is funded by Arts Council to support higher-level training in Ireland.
Fees Bursaries and Details:
1 free bursary and 6 half fee bursaries for Irish born or Irish based aerial circus performers and 5 full price spaces @ €1000 each.
This training program is for professional dancers who want to get more training and aerialists who want to work on improving their technique and to produce an aerial act.
You must pay a deposit of €100 to secure your place by the 21st of August.
Application deadline : Monday st 21st August 2016, the international panel will make the decision on 4th Sep and we will announce the winners.
Led by Rachel Strickland USA, Chantal McCormick IRE and Lee Clayden IRE
For the program aerialists need to bring their own apparatus and a proposed act; which can be at any development stage. We can cater for solo, duets and group pieces.
To apply you will need :
- Your general information
- An audition video
- A C.V. and a reference
- Your medical information
- Parental/guardian consent if you are 16-18yrs.
To apply for the bursary you will need to provide
- A letter of application explaining your suitability for the bursary
- Proof of Irish residency
Biogs of organisers
Chantal Mc Cormick trained as a dancer and choreographer at the London School of Contemporary Dance. After graduation she became interested in aerial circus and trained at Circus Space, London. Chantal has toured extensively with established dance and circus companies in the UK from 1999-‐2008. The company Fidget Feet was founded in 2004 by Chantal (Donegal) and her husband Jym Daly (Cork). Chantal has directed, choreographed, and performed shows with FF including; Wired and Free, Fairies Tail, Remember Her, Madam Silk, Raw, Hang On, Catch Me, Fire Birds and Elves and the Shoemaker she was recently invited along with FF to choreograph all the aerial work and perform and collaborate with CoisCeim in the acclaimed RTE, Centenary. Chantal is also the Artistic Director of Irish Aerial Dance Fest and professional development manager at the Irish Aerial Creation Centre.
Lee Claydon started dancing at the age of 21 and graduated from London Contemporary Dance School with a 1st degree. Lee’s first encounter with Fidget Feet was on the production RAW, in 2008. He is now associated artists with Fidget feet and is one of the company’s main performers, teachers and riggers. He has worked on The Snow Queen, Catch me, Hang on, Firebirds, A Fairies’ Tail, The Elves and the Shoemaker and most recently performed as the Raven in RTE, Centenary. In 2013/14 Lee worked on the company’s upcoming production, The Second Coming.
Rachel Strickland Classically trained in ballet since the age of three, Rachel is a dancer turned aerialist, choreographer, and variety performer. She began her study of circus arts in 2007, developing a unique style and approach to aerial work, and has performed extensively across the United States and around the world. As a performer and choreographer, Rachel is known for her innovative combinations, movement quality, and her rather obsessive study of spiral momentum. International collaborations include devising choreography and performing with Fidget Feet Aerial Dance in Ireland, as well as the award winning show “Elements” with Natural Wings out of Perth in Western Australia. Homemade recipes include writing and producing “Icarus” which debuted in the 2013 New Orleans Fringe Festival. She feels honored to have worked on US soil with such fine companies as ticktock, Emerald City Trapeze Arts, Madame Rex Entertainment, Kinetic Arts Productions, Trapeze World, Queensryche, and Circus Automatic.