Workshops

De Leon Cirque Fest 2020 workshops to be announced…

De Leon Cirque Fest 2018 workshops:

Saturday, September 1

9:00am – 10:30am

Chinese Poles with Antonio Moore

Cirque du Soleil performer and Chinese Pole extraordinaire Antonio Moore is offering this Chinese Pole workshop at De Leon Cirque Fest.

Antonio is originally from Chicago, Illinois where he grew up doing gymnastics, tumbling and circus acrobatics – he competed in power tumbling representing Team USA! His performance resume is extensive: Cirque du Soleil’s Mystere, Cirque du Soleil’s Joya, Cirque du Soleil’s Wintuk, Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity, Lionel Richie, The Wiz Live, MTV Amazingness, Las Vegas WNBA Aces, plus a hand full of stunt films!

Come learn from one of the greats!

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Aerial Straps with Antonio Moore

Cirque du Soleil performer  Antonio Moore is offering this fun Aerial Straps workshop at De Leon Cirque Fest.

Antonio is originally from Chicago, Illinois where he grew up doing gymnastics, tumbling and circus acrobatics – he competed in power tumbling representing Team USA! His performance resume is extensive: Cirque du Soleil’s Mystere, Cirque du Soleil’s Joya, Cirque du Soleil’s Wintuk, Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity, Lionel Richie, The Wiz Live, MTV Amazingness, Las Vegas WNBA Aces, plus a hand full of stunt films!

Come learn from one of the greats!

Sunday, September 2

9:00am – 10:30am

Conditioning + Strength for Injury Prevention with Carey Nagoda

Join one of De Leon Dynamics’ own coaches Carey Nagoda for this workshop created specifically to address injury prevention for aerialists and cirque performers. Carey has compiled important exercises that every aerialist and cirque performer should do regularly to maintain a healthy body in this intense sport.

All levels welcome.

10:30am – 12:00pm

Solo Spansets with Brenda Hamilton

Explore a new apparatus (or deepen your existing knowledge) and play with your own musicality as a soloist on the Span Sets.

Class begins with a short warm up, transitions into a few basic conditioning exercises, and jumps right into playing on a fun sling-like apparatus that can be used like a hammock or separated into two pieces for more choreographic possibilities.  

All levels welcome.

Brenda has choreographed, performed, and coached nationally and internationally for stage, film and television. Brenda has performed on The Voice, Dancing with the Stars, The Country Music Awards, The Kids Choice Awards, The Super Bowl, and most notably, with Cirque Du Soleil for the opening ceremony of the Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada and a special one-time performance for Cirque Du Soleil and 45 degrees in Mumbai, India.

With over 15 years of teaching experience, Brenda provides a safe and fun environment for all levels and encourages each and every student to excel to their highest potential.

 

12:00pm – 1:30pm

DuoTrapeze with Lance Nielsen*

Lance Nielsen has over 14 years experience as a professional acrobat and coach working for companies such as Franco Dragone Entertainment, Sea World San Diego and Chimelong International Circus. He has had the opportunity to travel throughout the United States, Asia and Europe as a high diver, acrobat & aerialist. He received training in Russian swing, diving and duo aerial from coaches from Cirque du Soleil and Franco Dragone. He received training in circus arts instruction from the Ecole Nationale de Cirque in Montreal. He is the owner and director of Aerobatics Performing Arts, a youth circus school located in Utah.

*This is an intermediate level workshop. Intermediate level knowledge of an aerial apparatus (doesn’t have to be trapeze) is highly recommended.

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Transitions, Improv and Combos (on Tissu) with Brenda Hamilton

Challenge yourself with an introduction to tissu improv skills and explore new ways to enter and exit standard tricks from a unique dance inspired approach.

Class will begin with a short warm up and transition into a fun approach to emotional improv on the fabric.  Class concludes with exploring dance like transitions and combinations with background music for you to tune into.

*This is an intermediate level workshop. Intermediate level knowledge of aerial tissu is highly recommended.

Brenda has choreographed, performed, and coached nationally and internationally for stage, film and television. Brenda has performed on The Voice, Dancing with the Stars, The Country Music Awards, The Kids Choice Awards, The Super Bowl, and most notably, with Cirque Du Soleil for the opening ceremony of the Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada and a special one-time performance for Cirque Du Soleil and 45 degrees in Mumbai, India.

With over 15 years of teaching experience, Brenda provides a safe and fun environment for all levels and encourages each and every student to excel to their highest potential.

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