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Valentines Thai Massage

Learn how to give your Valentine a Thai Massage! During the workshop you will receive about 50 minutes of massage and learn how to reciprocate the techniques on your partner!

Partner suggested but not necessary If you want to come solo then we’ll match you up with a new friend or you’ll be the person I demo on!

$20 each person at the door
$15 each if you prepay!

PREPAY HERE




Bring a blanket and or a comfortable mat per partnership

Kira Krick @flying_slackrobat will be leading the workshop. She has a significant understanding of the human body from her studies in Naturopathic medical school. She loves sharing healing techniques with others and helping people connect to their capacity to be compassionate and caring towards others. She recently traveled to Thailand to study Thai Massage and flying therapeutics for a 30 day training.

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Darren Steinbach @travelingDarren has been Kira’s acrobatic partner for 3 years. They make it a point to end each training session with Thai Therapeutics for each other, so Darren has had a lot of opportunities to practice his skills. He is incredibly caring and receptive in his therapeutic touch.

Learn how to give your Valentine a Thai Massage! During the workshop you will receive about 50 minutes of massage and learn how to reciprocate the techniques on your partner!

Partner suggested but not necessary If you want to come solo then we’ll match you up with a new friend or you’ll be the person I demo on!

$20 each person at the door
$15 each if you prepay!

PREPAY HERE

Bring a blanket and or a comfortable mat per partnership

Kira Krick @flying_slackrobat will be leading the workshop. She has a significant understanding of the human body from her studies in Naturopathic medical school. She loves sharing healing techniques with others and helping people connect to their capacity to be compassionate and caring towards others. She recently traveled to Thailand to study Thai Massage and flying therapeutics for a 30 day training.

Darren Steinbach @travelingDarren has been Kira’s acrobatic partner for 3 years. They make it a point to end each training session with Thai Therapeutics for each other, so Darren has had a lot of opportunities to practice his skills. He is incredibly caring and receptive in his therapeutic touch.


Join us March 4, 5 & 6 , 2016 in Tucson AZ for an Immersive Practitioner Retreat with Special guest Marvin Ong! logo

Cost is $175.00 and is inclusive of camping, some meals and local travel.




Propagate Intro & Description:

Creative movement, circus skills, and related flow activities continue to thrive as a means for our personal expression, meditation and joy. “Prop-a-gate” provides a dynamic context for personal connection, knowledge, exploration and creation. Diversifying the practices and creativity of twirlers, jugglers, and object manipulators is the purpose behind our gathering. Prop-a-gate is a progressive retreat style event that is designed to provide a rare opportunity for networking, learning, co-creation and the development of visual striking media. It is our intention to provide participants with unique opportunities to incorporate or further develop forms of movement arts that complement their twirling, juggling or related prop based skills. Please join us for this special immersive event, so that we may meet each other, share together, collectively draft and ultimately create something that speaks to the time we spent together.

Weekend Program Overview:

Propagate has been structured to provide an intentional balance between social opportunities skill expansion, creative development, as well as capturing of visually striking digital media. Each day and aspect of programming makes time and space for these components.

On Friday participants will arrive and check in at the Flam Chen Ranch between the times of 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM and participants may setup for camping at this time. Shorty thereafter there will be a weekend orientation followed by a casual fire circle that will close at 10:00 PM. Friday programming will not include catering, although kitchen facilities will be available on this night.

Saturday morning breakfast will be served relatively early, as the Flam Chen Tour Bus will be shuttling participants to the ZUZI DANCE studio for a morning workshop session. During this morning workshop session participants will receive instruction in poi and club techniques from our special guest Marvin Ong of MOPS . In addition to Marvin’s Workshops participants will also be provided with demos, coaching and exercises incorporating dance, theatrical and acrobatic concepts (courtesy of the Tucson Circus Arts staff). That afternoon the Flam Chen bus will collect participants from the Zuzi Studio and return them to the Flam Chen Ranch for a catered lunch and an afternoon break. Later that evening the bus will shuttle participants to Rhythm Industry Performance Factory for a Co-creating studio session. During this time there will be a group discussion in regards to the direction and goals of our co-creation. After our discussion event participants will be encouraged to work in pairs, small groups an there will be some full group activities. Food will be served in the studio on this evening, so that participants will have ample time to share ideas with each other and session together before the Bus takes everyone back to the rancho at a respectable hour (10PM).

Sunday will be the culmination of everything shared thus far and is setup to take everything to the next level. The day will start once again with breakfast being served at 8am. At 9am the Flam Chen bus will promptly be leaving the ranch in route to a special media session at ARCOSANTI. Once we arrive at Arcosanti event participants will be introduced to the Propagate media team. We will have a short group meeting with all participants, so that everyone is aware of preset video sessions and group video scheduling. Our professional media team will utilize 2-3DR SOLO drones with 4k cameras, DSLR cameras and a number of action cameras to ensure that we capture some amazing and dynamic footage.

A musical track has been selected by the Artist Binary Hertz specifically for the use of releasing an official Propagate video. All Propagate participants will be included as contributors in production credits. Participants will have access to uncut footage they participated in via Dropbox for full use under the Creative Commons License “attribution by”.

Admission includes the following:

Camping at the Flam Chen Ranch Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday.
Workshops with Special Guest Marvin Ong.
Coaching on prop integration with TCA instructor team on dance, partner acrobatics and theater.
Shuttle service to all programming sites.
Video shoot at the otherworldly Arcosanti.
Access to footage captured by the propagate Media team.
Personal accreditation in footage that you participated in that is officially released through the project.

Admission to Propagate: Tickets will be $175 (availability is limited to 30)




Program Dates & Times:

Friday March 4th 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Saturday March 5th 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Sunday March 6th 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Monday March 7th 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Friday Schedule:

4:00 pm: Check in at Rancho opens (greeter station opens and space is open for camp setup/jam)
7:30 pm: Weekend orientation (welcome, overview, thanks plus Q&A)
8:30 pm: Open fire circle (social fire circle with truss setup, safety station and fuel dump)
10:00 pm: Close Fire Circle (approx. time, close no later then 10:30pm)

Saturday Schedule:

8:00 am: Breakfast Bar opens at rancho (All participants are included)
9:00 am: Bus Leaves for morning workshop session (destination Zuzi Dance studio)
9:30 am: Arrive at Zuzi, doors open (morning welcome, cardio and warm-up/stretching)
10:00 am: Poi manipulation workshop with Marvin Ong (Technical & creative methods)
11:00 am: Club manipulation workshop with Marvin Ong (Technical & creative methods)
12:00 pm: Creative movement with TCA (stylizing prop skills for dance/theatrical presentation)
1:00 pm: Bus Departs from Zuzi for Feast & Flow (Destination Reid Park Ramada)
1:30 pm: Mid-day Feast & Flow begins (Picnic Lunch and jam time at Reid Park Ramada)
4:00 pm: Feast & Flow ends (break down picnic setup and Bus departs to RI by 4:30pm)
5:00 pm: Co-creation Lab at RI Begins (Warm-up, group discussion & creative movement drills)
6:00 pm: Participant creation (focus on duo/duet, small group, ensemble and visual effect material)
7:30 pm: Dinner is served at RI (prepared at Rancho and delivered to RI, open Jam until session end)
9:30 pm: Session end (session notes, break-down RI, bus departs for Rancho by 10:00 pm)

Sunday Schedule:

8:00 am: Breakfast bar opens at the Rancho (All participants are included)
9:00 am: Bus leaves for media session (destination Arcosanti)
12:30 pm: Bus arrives at Arcosanti (Approx. arrival time, includes rest stops)
1:00 pm: Lunch is served in Arco cafeteria (up to 36 participants and crew included)
2:00 pm: Orientation with media crew (Introductions, overview and discuss creative objectives)
2:30 pm: Media capturing session (solo, small group, ensemble and group effect material)
6:30 pm: Dinner is served in Arco cafeteria (up to 36 participants and crew included)
7:30 pm: Bus departs from Arcosanti (approx. destination time at Rancho in Tucson)
10:30 pm: Bus Arrives at Rancho (End of programming, participants are welcome to camp Sunday night)


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Jan 22 and 23  6-8pm

Two Day Partner Acrobatic Workshop Series

Featuring: Kira Krick “The Flying Slackrobat”

Partner Acrobatic Class overview:
-Fun dance movement warmup
-Wrist and shoulder conditioning/stretching, handstand drills and alignment
-Acroyoga “L” basing & Standing Acro basics
(depending on ability in the group, I will offer harder or easier variations)
-Partner stretching
-Thai massage leg love
-Workshop admission/participation: $50/person (includes both days)
Please contact Chase with any questions @ 602-909-1240


 

This is a FREE Festival built by YOU!

Thursday, September 4
at 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Rhythm Industry Performance Factory
1013 S. Tyndall Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719

Interested in joining us to help make the Finale happen? This is the time and place to find out more! Whether you want to spin fire, stilt walk, set up the rigging and stage, help out with video projection, join the Community Spirit Group as an Urn Ambassador, or spin overhead as an aerial performer, this is the meeting for you.

Meet the directors of the Spirit Groups, find out more about Finale plans, and see how you can get involved. It’s the 25th Anniversary. This is going to be huge.    All Souls Procession Official Website

All Souls Procession is a labor of LOVE! Over 250 volunteers working over 3000 hours- help create the weekend! It is a phenomenal accomplishment each year and the event relies COMPLETELY on our will power as a community. There is no big funding, no commercial endorsements, no big payouts for ANYONE involved in the planning of it. There is enough of us that attend on a regular basis that there is A job for everyone at least ONE time…

Make this 25th Annual All Souls your time to contribute between 4-10 hours being a cog in this great memory machine. All of us at the planning level have done every job, many times- for many years. This service or “seva”, is what helps create the merit field that is so important to all of the folks on the pilgrimage for the first time or for the 25th time.

This 25th Year is a testament to this community and its resilience to remember and celebrate those who have passed in a most excellent manner and to charismatically hold space for all participants to engage… We expect well over 100,000 to converge on the streets to march on November 9th! That is going to take the efforts of more then 250 of us to make that happen successfully. Join us on September 4 for an old school Many Mouths Potluck and get in on the planning and see where you might be able to help or where you can really flourish in a project.


 

May 10-11 Workshop with Guest Instructor Lisa Natoli

Rope: May 10th 4:30-6:30
Silks: May 11th 11:30-1:30
Each session $30.00

fbwebLisa Natoli is a NYC based silks and rope teacher at Circus Warehouse (http://www.circuswarehouse.com/). She attended the Alvin Ailey certificate program before receiving her degree in dance at the University of Iowa (2000). Lisa is a frequent solo performer at the resident program Floating Kabarette at Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn and performs often around the city at various venues and events.Lisa is artistic director of Lisa’s Bright Ideas (2009) presenting solo and ensemble evenings at various spaces including The Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn Lyceum, MonkeyTown, and La Sala. Lisa also curates Bright Ideas Salon at La Sala.
Lisa recently was a visiting artist in residence teaching rope at Frequent Flyers Productions in Boulder and has taught workshops at Aircat (Boulder), Aerial Fabrics Acrobatics (Denver), Bumbershoot Aerial Arts (St. Louis) , and at Tall Corn Circus Festival (Iowa).
www.lisasbrightideas.com

Class description:
Research and Destroy
This class is geared for aerialists with some experience under their belts.
Working with momentum and letting our bodies ask the questions so we can get out of our heads and go more deeply into our physicality.
We will concentrate on knowing our wraps and where the wraps can lead us to break habits and organize and build sequences more seamlessly.
Must be able to invert in the air again and again and execute a clean hip key.


Tucson Circus Arts Spring Recital-The Pie’s Side of the Story

Saturday May 17 at 4:30 pm
Rhythm Industry Performance factory
1013 S. Tyndall Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Come check out what our students have been working on this semester! Our Advanced Circus Gym class put together this fun story which will be told through pieces by each of our classes! $5-$10 donation

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2014 Global Stilt Congress will be in Arcosanti, Arizona on 18th – 31st May.

fbwebFor more information and to register please go HERE

Global Stilt Congress is an annual gathering hosted by The Carpetbag Brigade. It serves as an arena for stilt-oriented performers and practitioners to come together, exchange skills, develop craft, and strengthen our community and network. During Global Stilt Congress invited teachers and directors share their techniques, compositional strategies and life experiences through classes, lectures, and a culminating site specific performance project.

A mobile endeavor Global Stilt Congress occurs in different locations for each manifestation. It is two weeks in length with the first week focused on technique sharing and the second week focused on creative process.

The focal points of this year’s Global Stilt Congress are:

Aerial Stilts – Examining stilts as extensions of line in aerial work by spinning, swinging and flying with Allesandra Ogren from Wise Fool New Mexico

Afro Caribbean Stilts – Engaging the music, dance and stilt traditions of West Africa and the Carribean with Ali Sylvester and Najja Codrington of the Brooklyn Jumbies.

Butoh Stilts – Transcending technique to awaken presence in character and intention by exploring the intermediate world between the ground and standing with Christopher Mankowski of The Carpetbag Brigade.

Contact Stilts – Developing relational flow and harvesting improvisational exploration by mixing the vocabulary of acrostilts and contact improvisation with Jay Ruby and Helen Goodrum of The Carpetbag Brigade.

Week 1 features in depth classes each day from these different focal points.

Week 2 will culminate in an ambulant site specific performance on the Arcosanti grounds with all participants entitled “The Legislation”

Arcosanti is an urban laboratory in the middle of the Northern Arizona desert, built by Italian-American architect, Paolo Soleri. We are excited to host the Global Stilt Congress in this unique architectural environment and share our work under the influence of its evolutionary community. It is an amazing spot for concentration and beauty and we look forward to being there with you.