Rope: Fundamentals of Creative Choreography
This workshop will teach concepts of creating unique and seamless transitions through a variety of sequences on the rope. We will explore the relationship between common movements and the multitude of ways we can transition between them. We will work on the fundamentals of using momentum to roll up and to beat into different places and positions. Although these sequences were derived on rope these ideas translate easily to tissue. If you feel comfortable doing basic wraps in the air and enjoy aerial geekery this workshop is for you.
Danielle Isadora Butler is a vertical story teller. She is a performer, teacher and circus theorist. She discovered this in 2008 when her passion for creating surreal art, movement and stories converged in circus. Since then Danielle has bent her body and will to the study of aerials, hand balancing, partner acrobatics, physical theater and dance. As an accomplished aerialist Danielle combines brutish strength, seamless transitions and unique choreography in the creation of her solo tissue, rope, lyra and ladder acts. Danielle is an avid collaborator, lending her body and brain to dance, circus and photography projects, including Christine Germaine's The Cloud Factory, Willy Woggle Circus, The Vespertine Circus and Ceilo Vertical Arts. She teaches kids and adults in the San Francisco Bay area and gives workshops across the country.