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blitz! Chicago, Perseus, and the impending equinox

Our schedules have officially spiraled out of control. We’re all depending on the Full Moon in Aries converging with the Fall Equinox to restore some balance and bring last Spring’s beginnings to fruition, and shake this Summer’s funky energy…

But enough about that.

Chicago was awesome and we want to be its best friend. Zoe promises us that the pics will be here soon.

In the meantime, we’ve got your Saturday all planned!

Check the writeup on the CityArtsBlog, and come out to Carkeek Park to see us on one of the last beautiful days of Summer. It’s supposed to be 70 and sunny.

Love from Above,
ticktock

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…and just like THAT!

Jill is stateside again and this summer is so yesterday.

Check out the official junk on our Chicago show and SEND YOUR FRIENDS.

Aloft Dance is so proud and excited to present ticktock no. 1 on 9/11 and 9/12 at 9 PM at the Aloft Loft.

ticktock will rock you face off! Seriously.

THE SHOW:

ticktock
no.1
the experiment: deconstructed circus meets post-modern dance.

no.1 is a conceptual fantasy, told through dance and aerial circus, in which three bodies are compelled to explore their physical and parapsycholgical relationship to one another. While fighting gravity and spinning spectacle, each body must find a place in the order of things –their own no.1.

By confronting the audience with the humanity and sometimes awkward self-awareness of the performers, standing in contrast to their seemingly surreal athleticism, no. 1 is a savory ontological journey of sublime intricacy that flings our most guileless desires onto a vertical landscape.

tix: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/123712

What people are saying:

“a sharp, teasing character study…Beautiful in the plain light of day”
–Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times

“somehow imbued… with a graceful sensuality that was both soothing and titillating.”
–Warren Etheridge, The Warren Report

“…always thoughtful, always professional… The level of your craft is incredible …ethereal beauty that is difficult to describe… Thank you.” –Clayton Hibbert, Artistic Director, Seattle Erotic Art Festival

“The most creative aerial dance we’ve ever seen!” –Shayna Swanson, Aloft Aerial Dance

tix again: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/123712


“Bridget kicks ass at the Royal” video + workshops, workshops, workshops + the imminent return of Jill

Watch the bar manager in the white shirt flee about halfway in– she was sure those top shelf tequila bottles were coming down!

ticktock is going to Chicago in September to teach and perform at Aloft, and Bridget and I thought we’d give our Seattle family first crack at the workshops we’re offering.  Check it.  Do it.  Tell your friends.

Note that each workshop is being offered twice; they are not two-part workshops although I’m sure you would be welcome to take them twice, or take different ones each weekend.  You may register for all three workshops in advance for $120.  See individual price below.
Please register directly with Elizabeth -liza@ticktockdance.com.
Creative Partnering – 2 hours, $40
Saturday, August 7 OR  Saturday, August 14, 2:00-4:00 pm
Learn to share weight in the air in ways that make partnering easier and more fluid.  This class begins by focusing on detailed techniques of hand-to-hand and progresses to basing and flying skills that are unusual or rarely seen, viewing partnering as choreography and conversation rather than the usual tricks and static poses, with an emphasis on skills that work with partners of similar weight.  We also use elements of acro balancing and yoga as exercises for discovering new aerial movement and complementary floor work.
Floorwork for Aerialists – 2 hours, $40
Saturday, August 7 OR Saturday, August 14 – 4:30-6:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to begin or end your aerial act with an exciting floor sequence but didn’t know where to start? In this class we will work on creating short, dynamic dance sequences to introduce or complete your piece, add a breather in the middle of long acts, make transitions between acts or off the stage, and find movement on the floor that complements your style in the air. 

Building an Act: Elements of Choreography – 3 hours, $60
Sunday, August 8 OR Sunday August 15, 11 am – 2 pm
The three elements of choreography are space, time, and energy.  We can use these concepts as lenses to dissect and define any movement.  Dance choreographers have been using this process of inquiry to make work for decades.  We are going to take these three elements of choreography to the circus.  Discover a systematic approach to putting your tricks together in a way that sets them apart and makes them come alive as performance, rather than just displays of movement.  You can use this system to create or overhaul any aerial act.

We are heading to Chicago on Sept. 4, like, 36 hours after Jill returns from Spain, so the Chicago stint will be the first time we’ve all been together since June.  We are chomping at the bit to get some new work happening.  Can’t wave a dead chicken in our studio without smacking into a good idea.  So, obviously we’ve got to do something about that.

More soon, loves. Bises.  -Liza