Incisive Aerial Workshops w/ Lisa Natoli, May 9th & 12th
Lisa Natoli returns to the Warehouse in May with two typically thought-provoking aerial workshops you won’t want to miss.
Tuesday May 9, 11-1: Evoke, Provoke, Suggest (Fabric theory and Partnering)
This class is for the curious aerialist with some experience who want to broaden boundaries and identify habits, assumptions and expectations in their artistic practice. We will work collaboratively towards creating a coherent, thinking body by building awareness using techniques and skills collected through research and experience. We will integrate transitions and skills into sequences to become better technicians and performing artists, being mindful of the question, “What are we choosing/drawing on and why?”
Pre-req: Be able to invert in air repeatedly, execute a clean hip key and know two ways to get into an S-wrap.
We ask that you come with an open mind and available body and one skill or idea that you would like to build into a collective sequence.
Friday May 12, 3-5: Reinventing The Apparatus (vertical apparatus)
This class is geared towards aerialists who wants to explore how things work. We will deconstruct wraps and design ways of using landmarks as jumping-off points to explore points of entry and exit. We will also examine how skills and theories interact and transfer between the apparatus and body.
Pre-req: Working knowledge of S-wrap and Hip Key. Be able to invert in the air repeatedly.
PRICE: $75 drop in (No class cards)
LENGTH OF WKSPS: 2 hours each
MAXIMUM STUDENTS: 10
BIO: Lisa Natoli is a freelance aerial artist specializing in silks, rope, and lyra. She attended the Alvin Ailey Certificate Program before receiving a B.A in dance at the University of Iowa. She trained as an aerialist in NYC with Laura Witwer, Kevin O’Connor, and Terry Beeman. As an aerialist Lisa has performed in private, corporate, and staged events across the nation including Jenny Rocha’s “The Dinner Party: A Whodunnit Cabaret”, She presented new work at the Toronto Contemporary Circus Festival at the Collective Space, and “Migrations”, choreographed by Cirque Du Soleil-alum Kristin Young. Lisa has performed at: Burlesque Below The Bridges (Brooklyn), Floating Kabarette at Galapagos Art Space (Brooklyn), The Slipper Room (NYC), Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret (Denver), Folk Circus at Bizarre Bushwick (Brooklyn), Circus Revue at the House of Yes (Brooklyn), Big Sky Works (Brooklyn), and Body Break 6.0 (Toronto), El Circo Cheapo (Chicago). She presented new work at the Toronto Contemporary Circus Festival at the Collective Space. Lisa currently teaches at ExperTease Fitness in Minneapolis and can be found performing around town from time to time.
Since 2008, Lisa has presented her own evening length and ensemble work as Lisa’s Bright Ideas, and has curated performances as Bright Ideas Aerial Salon. LBI has collaborated with pedal steel-player Bob Hoffnar, German photographer Henryk Spiess, and playwright Carrie Louis Nutt.
Lisa has taught ongoing classes at Aloft Circus Loft (Chicago), Circus Warehouse (NYC), Aerial Arts (NYC), The Muse (Brooklyn), House of Yes (Brooklyn), and Frequent Flyers (Boulder). She has also taught workshops across the country including, Aircat Aerial Arts (Boulder), Aerial Acrobatic Arts (Denver), Miraas Circus Arts (Denver), Bumbershoot (St. Louis), Project In Motion (Las Cruces), Vertical Arts (Phoenix), Tucson Circus Arts (Tucson), Agora (Detroit), Canopy (Athens, GA), The Collective Space (Toronto).
Partner photo of Lisa Natoli and Elizabeth Munn © Andrew T. Foster. Silks photo © Upper Boundary Photography.