We are offering a series of fun and engaging circus workshops from coaches in the Wise Fool community! Please join us for these opportunities to learn intensively from experts in circus arts.
Every Spring and Winter we offer a series of workshops in order to provide new opportunities to try new skills with new coaches and ulitamtely elevate the circus in Santa Fe! Please join us.
More details on individual workshops can be found below:
This class is suitable for folks at all levels who want to better understand how their body works, set stretching goals, develop active flexibility and increase range of motion. This is a perfect complement to aerial and acrobalance classes. No experience necessary.
This workshop is an invitation to learn hula hoop movements and explore being in your body with a prop. Learn basic and beginner hula hooping tricks and learn hooping sequences to see how different skills can be linked. We'll then take these movements and sequences to explore creative exercises to develop your own flow (sequences) combining hoop tricks and body movements. Explore hooping movement in a safe and open environment for beginners or those who want a refresher.
About Coach Alishiya:
Alishiya (She/Her/Hers) is a South Asian and Dominican queer woman working as the the co-executive director of Wise Fool New Mexico. In her experience with movement and the wellness community, Alishiya values moving with the seasons, being in community and coming back to the self. She dreams of creating spaces that allow others to just be, slow down, and reimagine our worlds. She started her circus training in 2021 with hula hooping and began training with Wise Fool in 2016, performing in CircAspire and BUST! She is also a wanderer, lover of crochet, macrame, and creating for and with others!
Laban Movement and Elemental Play Workshop, with Sarah-Jane Moody
Saturday, November 19th, 2p-5p
Sunday, November 20th, 10a-12:30p
Wise Fool Studios
$100- for both days
Join for a weekend workshop as we explore some of the fundamentals in physical theatre with the Laban Movement Analysis and Elemental Play.
Laban: The aim of the study is to break down how movement can be expressed into it's simplest forms, allowing the performer to call upon themselves to develop character and new ways to move through time and space. Using tools like direction, weight, tempo, and flow, we will explore, with guts and glory, a different way to play.
Elemental play: Some foundational aspects of physical theatre include observation, connection, and deep listening. Being in touch with our surroundings and drawing from the elements of earth, wind, fire, and water, to help expand our movement vocabulary, find character, and embody a more curious and balanced presence, on stage and off.
We'll combine these two explorations into a deeper awakening of movement.
It will be fun and we will PLAY.
No experience necessary. All levels welcome. For actors, dancers, circus performers, or anyone who is curious about movement.
With questions, call: 505-577-2846
We will create from scratch a small work-in-progress performance through the exploration of the elements of live performance - space and architecture, movement and gesture, sound, light, text, tension and rhythm. We’ll explore a creative performance process that follows several premises, namely: Form informs content and content informs form; All the elements of the stage have equal value in telling a story; and, community and collaboration are key to artistic development. Come with or without a plan or prompt!