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Workshop Teachers 2017




Tim Goddard (Timmehtek)


Adelaide

Tim Goddard Photo by Lou Myers

Tim is internationally acclaimed as one of the top poi spinners in the world (IN...THE...WORLD!). His style encompasses musical timing and direction change, movement, and technical difficulty. (He does things with his poi that will melt your brain!)

Tim has performed and taught masterclasses at some of the biggest Flow Festivals around the world including Fire Drums (USA), Kinetic Fire (USA), Kiev Fire Fest (UKR), Flame (USA), Circulation (NZ) and more. Tim has founded and directs Dragon Mill - School of Fire Art, teaching and training people of all skill levels in the arts surrounding fire spinning.

Web Links:
Timmehtek (YouTube)
Dragon Mill : School of Fire Art

 

Poi - Russian Floats

Equipment: Poi
Level: Intermediate

Participant Requirements: None

Workshop Description: Some sweet moves to introduce you to a framework of poi floats - based around turning and tracing the body [a hallmark of russian spinning].

Poi - 3 Beat Weave Variations

Equipment: Poi
Level: Intermediate

Participant Requirements: A good solid 3 beat weave.

Workshop Description: You've got a sweet 3 beat weave...let's bend and move and mess it all up into some fun and interesting variations!

Poi - Chucking Poi

Equipment: Poi
Level: Intermediate

Participant Requirements: Poi to chuck with some kind of handle on them.

Workshop Description: Learn various methods to throw your poi, beyond the basic one rotation column. Starting by building new throwing techniques, combining them, then making specific sequences.


Brett Schmerl (Brettdstar)


Adelaide

Brett Schmerl

In the Worlds before Brettstar, primal chaos reigned.

Spinning sought order, but the Dragon may roll only when its ways are known.

The two poi span again and yet again, as endless aeons span and antispan.

Time and the pure essences of Kevlar, the moistures of Isopar, and the powers of the Thrust and the Burnoff all worked upon a double contact staff – as old as Manipulation, and it became magically fertile.

That first egg was named Flow.

Tathagata Buddha, the Father Buddha, said, ‘With our flow we make the tech.’ Elemental spin forces caused the egg to hatch: from it there came a lanky Brettstar.

The nature of Brettstar was... irrepressable!

Born from an egg on a mountain top,
BrettStar is one king that ever rocked,
He knew every contact trick under the sun,
Teased the Lobo and everyone,
and had some fun.

Web Links:
Learn Flow Arts
Brettdstar (YouTube)

 

Contact Staff - Pathways

Equipment: Contact Staff
Level: Beginner

Participant Requirements: None

Workshop Description: This workshop covers the individual elements that make up most contact staff movements.

Contact Staff - Wheel Plane

Equipment: Contact Staff
Level: Beginner

Participant Requirements: None

Workshop Description: This workshop covers the foundational movements for wheel plane contact staff.

Dragon Staff - The Chi Inside

Equipment: Dragon Staff
Level: Intermediate

Participant Requirements: None

Workshop Description: This workshop focuses on various movements with the dragon staff that occur between the body and arms.

Double Contact Staff Folding - Foldathon!

Equipment: Two Contact Staff
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Participant Requirements: Be able to use a contact staff well with both hands, as we'll be using two contact staffs at the same time!

Workshop Description: Double contact folding!

Poi - Silly Between The Legs

Equipment: Poi
Level: All Levels

Participant Requirements: Need to be able to do basic poi moves.

Workshop Description: A framework for silly under the leg poi.


Xanthe Naylor


New Zealand

Xanthe Naylor

I've been spinning since I was 16. The circus arts is the only hobby that has grabbed my attention for more than a year or so. In fact its more a way of life now.

I love to juggle, hoop, a little bit of contact and dragon staff here and there =) Though mostly I'm known for poi.

I help run a few circus events in New Zealand and would LOVE to come play in Perth.

 

Poi - Throws: The Art of Letting Go

Equipment: Poi
Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Participant Requirements: Some form of prior engagement with poi is recommended but not necessary.

Workshop Description: Basic poi movement and how to let go of your poi!

A guide through the structure of poi throws starting with an easy warm up and leading into few sweet tricks =)

Poi - Two Poi One Hand

Equipment: Poi
Level:Intermediate

Participant Requirements: Good understanding of poi is recommended, especially butterflies.

Workshop Description: Basic control of 2 poi in one hand.

- Entering and exiting
- Grips
- Forwards and backwards

Exploration into superman and butterfly tricks. Maybe a few throws for an extra challenge  :)

Juggling 101

Equipment: Juggling balls/sacks
Level: Beginner

Participant Requirements: No previous experience needed! Come one, come all!

Workshop Description: The workshop will begin with a juggling game! A fun way to learn the concepts of juggling together.

From there we will begin to explore the 3 ball cascade. Plus, a few easy tricks for quick learners or more practiced jugglers.

Juggling and Columns

Equipment: Juggling balls/sacks
Level: Intermediate

Participant Requirements: Previous experience with juggling required.

Workshop Description: Exploration into columns and every way they can be done!

Patterns and variations with columns.

Tracing and holding the third ball while playing with column patterns.

A few specific tricks and combos for a challenge =)

Vertical Hooping and Breaks

Equipment: Hula Hoop
Level: Intermediate

Participant Requirements: Must have a reasonably good grasp of shoulder hooping =)

Happy to guide some people with shoulder hooping on the side.

Workshop Description: Shoulder hooping and a few break patterns to warm up.

Then we can begin to ease our hoops vertical! Play with break patterns in this position.

Exploration into barrel rolls, jumps and entering exiting this stance.


Brandon Lam

Brandon Lam

Heyo everyone!

I hail from Melbourne, and I've been spinning fire for 3 years now. I'm a bit of a pyro, so I've played with a lot of props, and am having so much fun!

I'm also a fire prop and whip maker - I absolutely love to make things and play with everything!

Feel free to chat with me, I love to both learn everything and teach people skills.

Web Links:
Flowmancer

 

Whip Cracking

Equipment: Whip
Level: Beginner

Participant Requirements: If you have any whips, please bring them to use, but I'll be bringing a bunch of workshop whips!

If you've never cracked a whip before/are not confident, eye protection is required (sunglasses/glasses are fine).

Workshop Description: Come learn the basics of whip cracking! I will be teaching basic whip theory (e.g what's in a whip?), basic whip cracks, and how to crack a whip safely!

Whip Cracking - Next Level

Equipment: Whip
Level: Intermediate

Participant Requirements: If you have any whips, please bring them to use, but I'll be bringing a bunch of workshop whips!

If you've never cracked a whip before/are not confident, eye protection is required (sunglasses/glasses are fine).

Workshop Description: So now you know some basic whip cracks? Let's learn more! I will be teaching more difficult whip cracks, some body wraps & some self targeting whip cracks (breaking something you're holding in your own hands/mouth).

Whip Cracking - Combos/Multi/Misc

Equipment: Whip
Level: Advanced

Participant Requirements: If you have any whips, please bring them to use, but I'll be bringing a bunch of workshop whips!

Eye protection is recommended.

Workshop Description: What now? Let's put cracks together! This is the bread and butter of whip routines - being able to flow from one crack to another seamlessly.

This can also be a help session, if there's a crack you're having trouble with, feel free to ask!


Jed Fowler (THE Jed)

Jed Fowler

Jed....THE JED!

He has a pretty face…but wait, there’s more…he’s also damn good a pretty much everything! It’s actually quite irritating.

There’s almost nothing you can teach him that he doesn’t already know. Or, more annoyingly, he’ll pick it up straight away and do it better than you!

Don’t teach him anything. Keep your best moves to yourself and don't attend his workshops either, as your brain will hurt and may explode from the effort.

Web Links:
LearnFlowArts.com

 

Contact Staff - How to Think Contact

Equipment: Contact Staff
Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Participant Requirements: BYO contact staff or borrow.

Workshop Description: People think in tricks. I'll do "this trick" then "this trick" then connect it with "this trick". This workshop is about breaking down this thought pattern and really understanding what makes up the different contact staff movements. We will go through all the different ways to manipulate your staff, which will help you understand the prop at a base level. Never be confused by a trick again!

Double Staff - The Basics

Equipment: Two Staff
Level: Beginner

Participant Requirements: Two staffs! An ability to use one staff equally in both hands and in both directions is helpful.

Workshop Description: Learn the basic techniques of using two staffs at the same time.

Double Staff - Techniques

Equipment: Two Staff
Level: Intermediate

Participant Requirements: Two staffs!

Workshop Description: Learn a few techniques to manipulate your staffs! We'll go over cross staff techniques, parallel time techniques, isolations and some weaves if we have time.

Single Staff - Spinning Tricks

Equipment: Single Staff
Level: Intermediate

Participant Requirements: None

Workshop Description: A whole bunch of little tips and tricks to learn how to spin your staff with style! Between the legs, kickups, wraps, extra beats everywhere and finger-twirling just to name a few.

Dragon Staff - Horizontal Rolls

Equipment: Dragon Staff
Level: Intermediate

Participant Requirements: BYO or borrow a Dragon Staff.

Workshop Description: This workshop is all about horizontal rolls - rolling the dragonstaff around your body while keeping it horizontal. We'll start with circular chi rolls(horizontal chi rolls/vi chi), then move on to bridges, pivots, steves and propellors. If time and skill permits, we'll also cover takeouts and putbacks. All the horizontal rolling techniques!

Dragon Staff - Stalls

Equipment: Dragon Staff
Level: Intermediate

Participant Requirements: BYO dragonstaff or borrow.

Workshop Description: We will cover several different ways to stall your dragonstaff! That means stopping it mid swing, then getting it going again, while still rolling! This will assist in your control of the dragonstaff immensely and allow you to really get a feel for the prop. Having some experience in the various chi rolls will help in this workshop.

Bubble Therapy

Equipment: Bubbles!
Level: All Levels

Participant Requirements: A curious mind.

Workshop Description: Bubbles! Come gather round the table and be mesmerized as you watch the rainbows dance across the surface of these ephemeral creations. This late-night event will have you enjoying bubbles in a way you’ve never before experienced!


Shanan Norman

Shanan Norman

I am Shanan, the up-and-comer for the PFG. I'm hoping to get as many people spinning, circus-ing, moving in Perth so we can build up an army to march over to the rest of the cities and challenge the rest of Australia to who has the best weirdos, mwa ha ha! Or failing that, we all have fun and enjoy ourselves.

Always happy to help and teach if people ask and if I can't then I know someone who can.

 

Poi - The Basics

Equipment: Poi
Level: Beginner

Participant Requirements: None

Workshop Description: This is poi for beginners. For those that have done no or very little poi. Learn about planes, planes control, reels, butterfly and weave.

Poi - Stalls

Equipment: Poi
Level: All Levels

Participant Requirements: Basic poi spinning skills.

Workshop Description: Stalls are when we stop poi part way through a spin and generally change direction after the stall. This can be done vertically, horizontally and in various combinations.

Come and learn stalls to make your poi spinning more interesting and fun to watch.

Poi - Flowers

Equipment: Poi
Level: Intermediate

Participant Requirements: 3-beat weave and butterfly are a must. Poi turns are advised.

Understanding of planes in spinning. We'll be using them a lot.

Workshop Description: Flowers are poi spinners best friend. They're pretty, easy, and have a mathematical relation to each other (cos we all love that).

They're the nice pointed/knotted patterns you see in all the photos, and by the end of the weekend you'll be able to do them yourself.

Covering hand/arm movements, choosing which pattern, and how they work with 2 hands. You'll be a pro in no time.

Dragon Staff - Chi Roll Appreciation

Equipment: Dragon Staff
Level: Intermediate

Participant Requirements: Basic dragon staff skills and chi rolling. Must be able to do at least one (1) chi roll.

Workshop Description: All the chi rolls!

This workshop looks at all the different ways a dragon staff can be moved. We'll be working on the 4 basic variations in standard and horizontal rolling, and moving between them, so that you can dragon like a true master.

Be prepared to have your mind blown and your arms worked out.


Sarah Healy

Sarah Healy

Part contortionist part fire dancer, I love to blend the two to make exciting circus acts and share the primal joy that comes with movement and fire.

Web Links:
Saskia Twist

 

Poi - Exploring Movement

Equipment: Poi
Level: Intermediate

Participant Requirements: Basic-intermediate level poi skills, some flexibility.

Workshop Description: We will explore ways of integrating dance and movement into our poi practice to enhance performance and find more freedom and expression in the flow. Be ready to stretch!.

Flexibility and Contortion

Equipment: Your Body
Level: Beginner

Participant Requirements: None

Workshop Description: Looking to enhance your flexibility? Want some tips for creating some beautiful contortion shapes with your body? If yes, then this workshop is for you - already bendy or not. We will work on legs (splits), bendy backs and creating flow.


Sarah Fae

Sarah Fae

Sarah Fae is a teacher and performer of Dance, and Acro Yoga (acro balance), and a lover of all forms of fun movement!

Through her teaching she seeks to inspire people to enrich their movement practices, by consciously connecting with their bodies and learning to move them in fun, creative, and empowering ways.

When she first encountered acro yoga, Sarah instantly fell in love with the discipline and sought out any opportunity to practice. Acro Yoga offered a new avenue to combine many of the skills and experience she had gained previously in her practice of Dance, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Capoeira, Pilates, rock climbing, and Yoga. Understanding the principles of balance, momentum, and force is fundamental to all of these disciplines, and Sarah draws on this knowledge to enrich her Acro Yoga practice and teaching.

 

Acro Yoga - Learn to Fly

Equipment: None
Level: Beginner

Participant Requirements: No partner or previous experience required.

Workshop Description: Come and learn the exciting and impressive practice of Acro Yoga, combining the techniques of Partner Acrobatics with Yoga.

In this workshop,  we explore our balance and coordination with one another to create fun acro poses, to learn that yes! You can fly like a bird!!

Acro Yoga develops both physical strength and flexibility, while also creating the opportunity to connect with others, increase body awareness, and deepen trust for others and yourself.

This workshop offers a fun, safe, and exciting experiences for everyone to challenge their boundaries and discover new skills. No previous experience or partner required, just an open mind, and curiosity to give it a try.  Giggles and smilies are inevitable in this practice!

Acro Yoga - Get Up-side Down

Equipment: None
Level: All Levels

Participant Requirements: No previous experience or partner required (though we love it when you bring your friends). Come with an open mind, and curiosity to give it a try.

Workshop Description: Come and learn the exciting and impressive practice of Acro Yoga, combining the techniques of Partner Acrobatics with Yoga.

In this workshop,  we explore our balance and coordination with one another to create fun acro poses, to get UP-SIDE DOWN! when we work with a partner, it's a lot easier than a hand stand. come get a different perspective on life, from the land of up-side down.

Acro Yoga develops both physical strength and flexibility, while also creating the opportunity to connect with others, increase body awareness, and deepen trust for others and yourself.

This workshop offers a fun, safe, and exciting experiences for everyone to challenge their boundaries and discover new skills. Giggles and smilies are inevitable in this practice!

Acro Yoga - Therapeutic Flying

Equipment: None
Level: All Levels

Participant Requirements: No previous experience or partner required, just an open mind, and curiosity to give it a try.

Workshop Description: Therapeutic Flying Workshop - Come learn a practice which combines the partner techniques of Acro Yoga, with the healing art of Thai Massage.

Therapeutic flying is gentle, and relaxing, offering an opportunity to connect through healing touch with another human.

Flying Therapeutics offers a truly unique experience of both giving and receiving a massage, while building your skills in communication, trust, and attentiveness.

In this workshop we teach both the giving, and receiving roles.  It's an experience guaranteed to leave people smiling, in a state of interconnected bliss.

Acro Yoga - Twists and Transitions

Equipment: None
Level: Intermediate

Participant Requirements: Previous experience in the foundational poses of acro yoga (eg. poses like bird, throne, side star, shoulder stand) is necessary, or previous experience in other movement practices such as Circus Acro Balance or Gymnastics.

Workshop Description: Come learn some twists and transitions between static poses Acro Yoga. In this workshop, we explore moving from one pose to another, joining each static poses together to form a continual flow of motion.

Good balance, and controlled smooth movement are emphasised in this workshop, as well as cooperation, and practicing non-verbal communication with the body.


Lucinda Marty

Lucinda Marty

I have taught hooping for the past seven years at various Perth venues. Hula hooping helps me to keep it together, get those synapses snapping and make some sense of an increasingly crazy world.

 

Way of the Hoop - Hooping Both Ways

Equipment: Hula Hoop
Level: All Levels

Participant Requirements: No previous experience needed. This is for all levels whether beginner, intermediate or advanced.

Workshop Description: Following some gentle Qi-gong style warm ups, (using a hoop), this workshop will go on to teach basic hooping moves, lifts, passes and transitions involving all parts of the body - but with a difference. Participants will be challenged to spin the hoop not only to their favoured side but in the opposite direction as well. This is to promote balance of body, mind and spirit as well as ‘whole brain’ (left-right brain) thinking. Being able to hoop equally well to the left and the right also opens up new possibilities when it comes to dancing with a hoop.

This is not just for beginners. As most hoopers favour one side of the body. Even an experienced hooper will find it a challenge to perform moves, lifts, passes and transitions whilst spinning the hoop in the opposite direction to that which they are familiar with. Though it will initially feel awkward (much as it feels awkward for a right handed writer attempting to write with their left-hand), I have devised a number of methods of easing the journey towards ambidextrous hooping.

The next stage of the workshop involves participants (either individually or in groups of two or three depending on participant numbers), coming up with a twenty to thirty second dance sequence that they then teach to other participants. The sequences will be joined together to form a complete hoop dance piece.


Jaxx Thomas

Jaxx Thomas

So terrible at writing about myself :P

20 years of dance experience and 3 years of hula hooping. I love hooping and fire spinning it is my form of meditation, when my hoop moves in circles my mind doesn't :)

 

Hooping - The Basics

Equipment: Hula Hoop
Level: Beginner

Participant Requirements: No hooping knowledge needed, as this is a complete beginner workshop.

Workshop Description: Learn how to get the hoop going around your waist, neck, arms and simple transitions between them.

Hoop Isolation Basics

Equipment: Hula Hoop
Level: Beginner

Participant Requirements: Minimal knowledge of hooping beneficial.

Workshop Description: This program will focus on isolation tricks with the hula hoop. Covering basic iso iso pop, basic patterns around the body and isos tracing.

Twin Mini Hoop Basics

Equipment: Two Mini Hoops
Level: Beginner

Participant Requirements: Basic knowledge of off the body hula hooping required, weaves, isolation ability.

Workshop Description: Mini twin hula hoop basic isolation patterns and weaves.


Jethro Hardinge (Jet)

Jethro Hardinge

I have been spinning fire for 15 years, performed for Highly Flammable, Fire Bugs and Dangerous Delights and taught for CirQuest and The WA Circus School. I have also been dancing salsa and swing for 8 years and trained, performed, competed and taught all over NZ and Australia.

Web Links:
Jethro Hardinge
Swing Zing

 

Cyr Wheel

Equipment: Cyr Wheel
Level: Beginner

Participant Requirements: Height. Must be able to have both hands and feet on the wheel at the same time.

Workshop Description: Cyr wheel, that giant hula hoop thing people stand in and spin around and cartwheel and stuff. Ever wanted to give it ago? Here's your chance!

Learn a couple of fun wheel manipulation tricks and have a go at spinning around while standing on the wheel (AKA the waltz).

Space is limited so please make sure you sign up so you don't miss out. 6 people per workshop only.

Single Staff - The Basics

Equipment: Single Staff
Level: Beginner

Participant Requirements: None

Workshop Description: This workshop is for complete beginners wanting to learn to use a single staff.

This workshop is a great foundation for learning other staff forms like contact staff, twin staff and dragon staff.

Performance Musicality

Equipment: None
Level: All Levels

Participant Requirements: Ears

Workshop Description: Never underestimate the importance of musicality.

Song choice to match your style and flow plus timing stuff to that song are two of the easiest things you can do to transform your decent performance piece into something amazballs!

So in this workshop learn from a dancer and choreographer, how to break down a song and how use that knowledge to time your tricks in a way that the audience will notice and appreciate them.

Mammas Stew - Jazz/Hip Hop Dance Routine

Equipment: Your body!
Level: All Levels

Participant Requirements: None. Everyone welcome.

Workshop Description: Learn a famous routine choreographed by Mamma Lu Parks called Mammas Stew.

Originally it was an old school jazz routine but it can also be done as a hip hop routine.


Tim Simpson

Tim Simpson

I started out in gymnastics and trampolining, but when an instructor told me about circus, I gave it a try have been training it for almost 10 years. During this time I have tried various other things, and picked up chow gar, aikido, and music; all of which have complimented each other and lead to discovering new ways of doing things. I was first introduced to the flow arts community when I saw Shanan spinning poi at Hyde Park, and now it has opened up a whole new world of fun and learning to explore.

 

Puppy Hammer - Beginner

Equipment: Puppy Hammer
Level: Beginner

Participant Requirements: Basic poi helpful, but not essential.

Workshop Description: This workshop aims to cover the basics of puppy hammer and get people started off with the prop. It covers things from what a puppy hammer is and how to hold it, to a brief intro into all the modes and an in depth breakdown of reverse crow kata.

Puppy Hammer - Next Level

Equipment: Puppy Hammer
Level: Intermeditate

Participant Requirements: Prior practice spinning Puppy Hammer is recommended.

Workshop Description: This will cover some new tricks and ways of moving that puppy hammer spinners may not have encountered. It includes rope dart escapes and capture, off center meteor, and will touch on horizontal contact.

Tumbling

Equipment: Your body
Level: Beginner

Participant Requirements: Injury free body

Workshop Description: Basic tumbling skills from a few different styles that anyone can try, with progressions to keep everyone learning. This workshop is to get used to moving your body, and supporting weight through your arms.

Ukemi - The Art of Falling

Equipment: Your body
Level: Beginner

Participant Requirements: Injury free body

Workshop Description: This will cover traditional Ukemi (falling/ rolling) from Aikido. Each Ukemi will be broken down to its key components, and progressions to feather falls will be included for the more advanced.


Cat Connor

Cat Connor

Cat is originally from Dallas, Texas, and discovered the fun of fire performing in 2005, while living and studying in Perth. Bitten by the fire bug, she moved to Perth, quickly developed her skills and has been performing ever since. She joined Dangerous Delights in 2011.

Cat's performances are creative and mesmerising, her fire hooping skills are especially impressive, as is her technical work with fire eating and vapour transfers.

 

Fire Eating & Body Tracing -
Basic Technique

Equipment: Fire Eating/Tracing Sticks
Level: Beginner

Participant Requirements: None.

Workshop Description: Learn the basic techniques for running fire over your bare skin (body tracing) and putting fire out with your mouth (fire eating). This workshop will be done using Recosol G fire fuel.

Fire Eating & Body Tracing -
Next Level

Equipment: Fire Eating/Tracing Sticks
Level: Intermediate

Participant Requirements: Basic fire eating and body tracing ability.

Workshop Description: This workshop builds on the skills of the first.

Using Shellite you will learn how this fuel is different to Recosol G. You will then learn some eating and tracing tricks that can be done with this fuel, like; tongue transfers, skin transfers, jelly fish style extinguishes, jelly fish transfers etc


Steven Webb

Steve has been at this fire and circus business for some years now. He's back at SpunOut again this year, after a bit of a break, to teach unicycling. He's got the job of filling Colin's lycra clad shoes, as Colin he's off grey nomading across Australia.

 

Unicycling

Equipment: Unicycle
Level: Beginner

Participant Requirements: Enclosed shoes

Workshop Description: Learn the basics of unicycle riding; how to get on, the principles of balancing and how to cycle without falling off.


Michael Speranza (Pirateman)

Michael Speranza

Like the unwanted uncle who you question if they are legitimately working legally and are not shady at all, Michael appears at SpunOut for another year!

Attending the Hyde Park Tuesday meet ups for 7 years now, Michael is an expert with contact juggling and is pretty alright with most other things from twin staff, Buugeng, juggling, poi and most circus props. A full time performer as "Pirateman", part time circus teacher at CirQuest circus and all time introverted awkward individual.

Web Links:
Pirateman, Atmospheric Artistries

 

Buugeng

Equipment: Buugeng/ S Staff
Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Participant Requirements: Be able to spin AT LEAST a single staff (twin staff ideal) a figure 8, one beat and know different timings like same time/split time and same direction/different direction.

Workshop Description: Learning some basic moves with Buugeng or S staff, we relearn what we may know with staff to be able to keep the curve straight. First part of the workshop will be adjusting how to spin this prop before looking at finger control and patterns we can make.

Contact Juggling 101

Equipment: Contact Juggling Balls
Level: Beginner

Participant Requirements: None

Workshop Description: Learning a simple "take away drive through story" we look at multiple ways to isolate a contact ball for the first 20 minutes. The next half hour we try out some different ways to hold a contact ball and balance before learning the well known "butterfly" made famous in the movie "The Labyrinth".


Sebastian Kai Frost

Sebastian Kai Frost

Kai has been contact jugling and messing around in the circus scene for 15+ years. Somehow he still hasn't learned his lesson and keeps at it.

 

Contact Juggling - Intermediate

Equipment: Contact juggling balls or similar prop
Level: Intermediate

Participant Requirements: A basic understadning of contact juggling from the beginner workshop.

Workshop Description: Come an learn some new contact juggling skills. We'll go through a few intermediate skills, hone some of the basics and start looking at linking moves.

Contact Juggling - Making it Pretty

Equipment: Contact juggling balls or similar prop
Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Participant Requirements: Either basic or intermediate contact juggling experience.

Workshop Description: : You now know how to spin a contact juggling ball around a bit. Now we'll look at performance skills like angle, light, and linking and movement.


Jarrod Pennells

Jarrod Pennells

Hiya! Jarrod is my name. I've been fire spinning for about 3 years now and I recently decided to make it part of my profession. I'm a bit of a pyro, but then again who here isn't?! I'm here to help other beginners get their teeth sunk into the fire arts any way I can.

Can't wait to see y'all there!

 

Burn-offs

Equipment: Staff
Level: All levels

Participant Requirements: Confidence using a fire staff.

Workshop Description: Learn one of the funnest and most important things you can do with fire props... The Burn-off!

This is a super handy thing to know how to do because not only is it a great way to start a show, it also prevents fuel from flying everywhere whilst you're spinning.

During this workshop you'll learn when and how to perform a safe (well as safe as it can be when playing fire) and impressive burn-off!

All are welcome! However be aware whilst this workshop is oriented for beginners, it is preferable you've at least gotten used to being around fire, since burn-offs can be quite daunting.


Hugh Dittrich

Hugh Dittrich

I've been juggling for my whole life, spinning cards for four years, and spinning everything else for three, this is my second SpunOut and I'm more than excited to be coming back this year to teach and learn!

 

Cardistry 101

Equipment: Playing cards
Level: Beginner

Participant Requirements: At least one hand is recommended, cards are provided but if you want to bring your own please bring standard poker size (not the Queen's  brand cards you get at IGA, check games world for something fancier!)

Workshop Description: This workshop will cover some cardistry foundations, including a some fundamental grips, openers, one-handed cuts, and two-handed cuts. Some of these can be performed individually while others smooth the learning curve for workshop 2 and future moves.

Cardistry 102

Equipment: Poi
Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Participant Requirements: At least one hand is recommended, cards are provided but if you want to bring your own please bring standard poker size (not the Queen's  brand cards you get at IGA, check games world for something fancier!).

Workshop Description: This workshop will introduce you to some simple full flourishes that have interesting displays and pretty twirls. Even if you missed the first workshop these moves will be taught from the ground up, so you should be able to follow along.

Then we'll cover some extensions and combinations of the content in workshop 1. These flourishes will have prerequisites and will be much harder to learn if you didn't attend the first workshop.


Hana Priest

Hana Priest

I like playing with fire....all the fire! I also love our weird and wacky community. The Perth Fire Group is my extended family.

I run this things called SpunOut. Hope you like it!

Web Links:
Fire Girl
Dangerous Delights

 

Stilt Walking

Equipment: Stilts (some provided or BYO)
Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Participant Requirements: Good balance and basic coordination.

Workshop Description: You have the opportunity to get up on stilts and have a go at stilt walking under supervision and with support.

If you've stilt walked before and know the basics, you will be given exercises to practise to improve how smooth your walk is and your overall mobility on stilts.


Glenn Huxtable

Glenn Huxtable

Glenn has been facilitating community drumcircles for almost ten years, including the past three SpunOut's. He likes nothing more than sharing his love of community music making with others.

 

Community Drumcircle

Equipment: Drums and percussion supplied, or BYO.
Level: All levels

Participant Requirements: A heartbeat.

Workshop Description: When we drum, we synchronise our mind and body rhythms, we entrain with the rhythms of others, and we connect as a community through our shared rhythms.

The community drumcircle leads raw beginners and experienced drummers alike through making in-the-moment music to create an amazing non-verbal communication, interaction and collaboration. What's more, it's a lot of fun!

 


Elissa Strumpher

Elissa Strumpher

Elissa is a long time SpunOuter, Burner and once performer with Fire 'n' Motion.

 

Screen Printing

Equipment: Screen printing materials supplied
Level: All Levels

Participant Requirements: Your own clothing item to screen print. Plain cotton t-shirts and hoodies are best. Screen printing area must be bigger than an A4 sheet. Items must be clean and free of fluff.

Workshop Description: You will be shown how to screen print your very own SpunOut T-shirt to take home as a souvenier from the event.




Jessica Barnden

Jessica Barnden

I have been involved in the world of gymnastics nearly my whole life. Drawing is my hobbie I do when I have time. Things that make me smile and other people smile, are my favourite :)

 

Henna - How to Make Henna Paste

Equipment: Henna paste (materials provided)
Level: All Levels

Participant Requirements: No experience required!

Workshop Description: Mix and prepare your own henna! Learn how to make your own cones and prepare henna from a powder into a paste ready to apply!

Henna - Applying Designs

Equipment: Henna paste (materials provided)
Level: All Levels

Participant Requirements: A creative mind!

Workshop Description: Ever wanted a tattoo but not forever? If your answer is yes, then henna is the answer for you!

Come along and have a look at some designs and ideas to help open your mind to patterns you can apply with the henna made in the 'Making Henna' workshop.

Apply to your skin or your friends skin and see what awesome designs you can come up with.


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23rd - 27th Nov 2017


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