Spinagogue Multi Prop Intensive March 21-23 @ The VulcanWed, February 13, 2008 - 12:43 PM
What is Spinagogue? Check out our past events:
July 2007 Poi intensive: youtube.com/watch
Nov 2007 Staff intensive: youtube.com/watch
Spinagogue is a weekend intensive designed to radically improve your skills while immersing you in Bay Area fire scenery: 28 workshops, three days of food, dinners are prepared by our master vegan chef Joshua the Traveling Chef (joshuaploeg.blogspot.com/), a fire jam and a special sneak preview performance by the Vulcan Crew.
The Vulcan is a hotbed of fire arts located in the heart of "lovely" industrial East Oakland. In addition to hosting the east bay's best and brightest spin jam, the Vulcan is home to over 100 local performers and artisans of all types. Five workshop spaces and living areas inside the Vulcan will host our festivities. Free lodging (sorry, just couches) will be available Friday through Sunday for participants from outside the bay area. Additionally, hotels are available locally starting at about $45 a night.
A typical day at the Vulcan? youtube.com/watch
There are two choices for participation:
1.) Immerse yourself for the full weekend intensive and choose from ANY of the available classes.
The full weekend cost $180 including food, 7 workshops of your choice and that warm, cuddly feeling in your tummy. An $80 non-refundable deposit will be required to register.
2.) Drop in for a few classes of your choice from our list of prescheduled classes.
The drop-in classes will be $30 for a single class, however if you take more than one all classes are $25 each. Meals not provided. Payment must be received before your spot is secured.
Please Note: In order to limit class size, registration will be capped at 25 full weekend participants and about 10 drop in students per class, first come first serve so register EARLY!
To register for the full weekend, send an email to Spinagogue@gmail.com with a list of your top 11 class preferences and well as your name, phone number, and whether or not you require accommodation.
To register for a drop in class, send an email to Spinagogue@gmail.com with your class choice(s), your name, phone number.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
**Friday March 21st Meet, Greet and Eat.
We begin the weekend with a welcome dinner at the Vulcan. There will be three amazing vegan meals prepared for us by TheTravelingChef over the weekend which are all included in the full weekend ticket price. Dinner will begin promptly at 7pm.
Afterwards, stay and spin. Spinagogue instructors will be on hand to assess your spinning progress, help you set goals for the weekend and finalize class selection.
**Saturday the 10th: Workshops, workshops, workshops, PARTY!
Workshops begin at 11am and run till 7pm. Breakfast and stretching at 10am, lunch at 2:30pm, dinner at 7:30pm. Saturday night the Vulcan Crew – composed of several of the Spinagogue Instructors – will preview their works in progress that they will perform at events including the European Juggling Convention in Germany, the Play Festival in England and the Burning Man Conclave while we get fed and then get funky with a full flock of fiery friends. Other events that night to be announced.
**Sunday the 11th: Workshops, dinner, fire.
Workshops begin at 11am and run till 5pm. Breakfast and stretching at 10am, lunch at 2:30pm, dinner at 7:00pm and…
8:30pm-11pm FIRE JAM. After dinner we'll be headed out to NIMBY for a goodbye spin at one of the bay area's premier fire arts warehouses.
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS AND SCHEDULE
The following scheduled workshops are available for drop-in students, $30 for a single class, if you take more than one all the classes are $25. Class sizes are limited so register as soon as possible.
Full weekend students can select from any of the classes whether they are currently scheduled or not. As people register the schedule will be created according to the early registrants’ preferences… SO REGISTER EARLY!!!
**Sat March 22
11am – 12:30 Beginning Whips –Elias
1pm – 2:30 Beginning/Intermediate Staff - Krissy
3:30 – 5pm Beginning/Intermediate Poi - Greg
5:30 – 7pm Beginning/Intermediate Doubles - Krissy
**Sunday March 23:
11am – 12:30 Intermediate/Advanced staff - Ian
1pm – 2:30 Intermediate/Advanced poi I - Noel
3:30 – 5pm Intermediate/Advanced doubles - Greg
Fire jam at NIMBY
Beginning/Intermediate Poi - Greg Maldonado
Learn to spin poi the easy way: by understanding how poi works. This class is built around a series of simple exercises designed to teach you more than just tricks. By exploring how a few simple tricks relate to one another, an understanding of poi emerges that will make future learning easier.
Intermediate/Advanced Poi I - Noel Yee
Want to learn how do isolations and antispins? Know how to do them but not sure where to go next? This class will focus on practicing the basic isolations and antispins and then utilizing them to execute new and exciting techniques. These techniques include but are limited to: linear isolations, linear extensions, cat eyes and antispin triangles.
Beginning Poi – Jordan Campbell
This class will cover several of the fundamental types of motion used in poi spinning. After taking it you will have a deeper understanding of timing and direction as well as an arsenal of tricks that you can combine and modify to transform you from a novice spinner to a poi master.
Beginning Partner Poi - Silence and Ayala, of FLUX
An introductory level class covering technical moves and choreography in relation to poi duets. Technical emphasis will be on two-person interactive moves, rather than simultaneous moves. How to choreograph a routine from scratch will also be discussed. Bring a partner or find one in class.
Intermediate/Advanced Poi II - Ian Smith
This class will concentrate on the simpler things in poi: 2 beat weaves, stalls, pendulums, spinning in together time, same direction. You will learn that because of their simplicity they have the most variation possibilities and some of the variations can be quite difficult. We will also touch on the relationship between the poi and your body.
Beginning/Intermediate staff – Krissy Humphreys
Come learn staff fundamentals in this introductory class. We will cover beats, planes, basic passing and transfers while learning exciting moves including the fountain and chopper. No previous staff experience is required.
Intermediate/Advanced Staff Spinning– Ian Smith
In this class is designed to fill out technique: we will take a quick tour through different ways to pass the staff from hand to hand, work on some pendulums and non-linear planes and then learn technique that uses the body like learning to use your body as a lever to move the staff and how to use the momentum of the staff to initiate body movement.
Beginning Staff – Jordan Campbell
Explore various types of staff movement, develop technique to control the staff and learn to move your body in graceful unison with the staff. After this class you will be able to spin confidently in a variety of ways and will have a clear understanding of how a staff moves and how you must move with the staff.
Dance Dance Information - Katherine Tesch
A staff can make a great dance partner. Explore staff manipulation from a dance based perspective with an emphasis on integrating body and prop.
Beginning Contact Staff – Krissy Humphreys
An introduction to contact staff manipulation with an emphasis on further learning. This class will take you through the basics of wrapping, rolling and spiraling with a staff. Hand, elbow, shoulder and neck wraps; halos and backside spirals.
Adv Contact Staff - Advanced Explorations in Contact Staff – Noel Yee
Come learn the latest advances in contact staff! Take the contact staff technique you already know and apply them in resourceful new ways. This class will focus on the use of spirals, wraps and rolls to move the staff to the less explored parts of the body, even the legs.
Beginning/Intermediate Double Staff - Krissy Humphreys
This class is designed for beginners and will cover basic double staff technique while introducing planes, beats, timing and direction. No previous double staff experience is required.
Intermediate/Advanced Double Staff - Greg Maldonado
Learn how to create a variety of patterns and effects with two staffs by combining many different types of motion into your tricks. Beginning with an understanding of how we can move one staff, we quickly progress to two staff exercises designed to open the doors to what is called "hybrid" technique.
Beginning Double Staves – Jordan Campbell
Learn double staff from the ground up in this class designed for the beginner. After a thorough examination of the myriad ways to manipulate a staff we begin combining techniques to seamlessly integrate a second staff.
Advanced Double Staff - Krissy Humphreys
Explore further into the world of double staff manipulation. This class will focus on isolations, anti-spins, hybrids, and how to add finger spinning into our flow. Previous double staff experience is required.
Beginner Hoop – Khan Wong
This class introduces students to the fundamentals of hooping, from the first moves every hooper should learn to the principles of establishing a solid hoop practice. We'll start with the basics: hooping on the waist, walking and turning with the hoop and lifting the hoop off the body and getting it back on. From there, passes around the body, vertical hooping and basic hand-hooping technique will be introduced. The class will move on to shoulder hooping and duck-outs depending on participant ability and interest.
Hoop Technique & Flow – Khan Wong
The focus of this workshop is to expand each hooper's range of motion and control. As such, it will not teach moves (though some will be covered) but will instead cover theory and concepts of movement applied to hoop technique. Special attention will be given to hand and body rolling techniques, isolations, antispin applications and direction changes. Participants should be able to transition easily between at least three different moves (it doesn't matter which ones) to get the most out of the class.
Beginning Juggling - Jordan Campbell or Bree Crabtree
In this class you will learn the 3 ball cascade – the fundamental building block of juggling patterns – as well as several variations. Everyone can learn how to juggle and the class will be taught in a very simple, sequential manner to ensure that you come out of the class having learned to juggle, guaranteed.
Beginning Contact Juggling - Noel Yee
The ball moves. The ball doesn't move. Come join us in this introductory class that will teach how you to move the ball through space gracefully and then keep it still in visually engaging ways. Close attention will be paid to beginning balancing, isolations and body rolls. No experience required.
Beginning Contact Juggling - Greg Maldonado
Learn how to use the fewest number of the simplest type of prop: one ball. Combining balancing, rolling and spinning to fluidly move a ball across your body, contact juggling will broaden your idea of what juggling can be while deepening your understanding of your relationship with objects.
Rope Manipulation - Ian Smith
Rope Manipulation… what’s that supposed to mean? It’s everything can do with a jump rope other than jump over it! Poi experience is helpful in this class but not required.
Club Swinging - Poki
Break free from the chains that bind you!
Club swinging bridges the gap between poi and staff -- and will increase you skill in both! You will learn: basic club handling, common poi moves with clubs, odd poi moves with clubs, and some strange looking new club moves.
See you at spinagogue! ~Poki
Beginning Rope Dart – Sam Reese
Learn how to manipulate this most mysterious of props. Half dance half martial arts, rope dart combines beautiful motions with sudden eye catching surprises. Take the first step to mastering this ancient prop.
Beginning Whip Cracking - Elias
Learn to use the loudest, and the most dangerous prop of them all. Safety glasses are required, please try to bring your own, we will have a limited number to loan out. This workshop will teach you the basic cracks and the importance of finesse.
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