De Leon Cirque Fest 2024 Workshops

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$50 DLCF competitors (check your email for $30 off coupon code)
$80 non-competitors

Brennan Figari is an aerial artist, aerial choreographer, and trainer. He has spent over half his life captivating and entertaining millions world wide. He currently lives in Berlin, Germany where he is the head acrobatic coach and choreographer for Friedrichstadt Palast, one of the largest shows in Europe. When not working there he also travels around the world teaching workshops and choreographing for artists and large scale events.

As a freelance aerialist Brennan has performed for a variety of companies and events. Some of these include America’s Got Talent, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Wintergarten Varieté, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Google, Emirates Airlines, P&O Cruises, Sea World San Diego, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and many more.

For five years and over 1,000 shows, Brennan traveled with the equestrian performance company Cavalia, as an aerial hoop soloist and rotating pole specialist in their show Odysseo. Heavily involved in its creation, Brennan traveled under the largest touring big top in the world and frequently acted as a company spokesperson for media events and special tours.

Workshop Descriptions:
SPIN CYCLE (Lyra / Hoop): Get ready to spin! You will learn different methods and principles for creating flows with spins. We will also cover a variety of strength and flexibility exercises to improve form and body shape . And of course, I’ll share some of my secrets on how to minimize being dizzy.

SHOWSTOPPERS (Silks): Everyone needs some tricks that make the audience go crazy! Focusing on high level elements and drops, as well as progressions to help get you there, Challenging the brain as well, we will also learn some intricate that confound the eye.

Roman Tomanov‘s talent led him to join Cirque du Soleil, the largest theatrical production company globally. His most recent captivating performance is featured in “KURIOS: Cabinet of Curiosities.”

His accolades include:
“Silver Clown Award”: Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo
Bronze Medal: Wuhan International Acrobatic Art Festival
Bronze Trophy: 5th International Circus Festival in Rome, Italy
Silver Medal: Festival of Mondial de Demain in Paris, France
Bronze Medal: 5th International Circus Festival in Budapest, Hungary
Gold Medal: European Youth Circus Competition in Wiesbaden, Germany

Roman has been an integral part of renowned productions, including Cirque Du Soleil’s “Kurios” touring from 2014 to 2023, “KA” in Las Vegas in 2012, and “Zaia” in Macau, China, from 2007 to 2012. His talent has graced stages worldwide, from the Apero Baobab Stage in Las Vegas in 2021 to performances in Tokyo, Japan, and Zurich, Switzerland, demonstrating his exceptional skill and dedication to the art of circus.

Workshop Descriptions:
Aerial Straps with Roman Tomanov
(Intermediate / Advanced level straps workshop)
Participants will have the unique opportunity to learn from master of the craft, Roman Tomanov, delving into the intricacies of aerial straps techniques and artistry. Roman’s expertise, honed through years of professional experience and accolades, will guide participants from fundamental foundations to advanced sequences. Join us for an unforgettable experience as Roman shares his passion, knowledge, and secrets behind the breathtaking world of aerial straps.

Brenda Hamilton, a seasoned veteran in the entertainment and dance community with over 25 years of experience, has been crafting stunning and versatile aerial choreography for more than 15 years. Her impressive portfolio includes choreographing, performing, and coaching on national and international stages, as well as for film and television. Noteworthy recent achievements include choreographing the aerial elements of Carrie Underwood’s residency show in Las Vegas, creating the official music video for “Ghost Story,” and designing a special live performance for the CMT awards show featuring Carrie’s debut in aerial performance. Brenda’s diverse choreographic work spans prestigious events such as The Voice, Dancing with the Stars, The Country Music Awards, and The Kids Choice Awards, as well as collaborations with Cirque Du Soleil for the Pan Am Games in Toronto and a special performance in Mumbai, India. With her wealth of experience, Brenda is adept at tailoring her choreography to meet the specific needs of any production, from corporate events and rock concerts to commercials and film, consistently captivating audiences with breathtaking artistry.

Workshop Description:
Elevate your Spanset and Loop Strap choreography

Discover the art of fluid movement guided by Brenda Hamilton, an instructor with a wealth of experience. She takes participants through a unique curriculum, unraveling the intricacies of spansets or loop straps in a captivating workshop. Discover the beauty of aerial dance within the loops and unlock a new dimension of artistic expression.