Hoop and Silks Workshop

Combined Hoop and Silks Workshop

with Kristi and Antonia (currently touring with TORUK by Cirque du Soleil)

Tuesday 17th October 3-6pm

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Investment: $100

To book, email kristiwade18@hotmail.com

This is an intermediate-advanced level workshop not to be missed! Spend 90 mins on silks with Antonia and the other 90 mins on hoop with Kristi

Tissu with Antonia Dolhaine
  • learn to apply correct form and control to your existing technique, develop methods for independent technical / artistic research
  • explore the fundamentals of the newest techniques being developed on tissu
  • practice tissu-specific conditioning
  • discuss the ethics of circus in the age of social media
Hoop with Kristi Wade

Will cover:

  • single point swinging
  • artistic research/development
  • single point fast spinning
  • dynamic movements
  • sequence creation
  • transitions
  • correct technique in existing/new movements
  • strength, flexibility and conditioning
  • act creation

Antonia was born into a family of artists and academics. Raised around the world, her creativity, curiosity and inability to stop moving was encouraged. After having competed in several sports (including artistic and rhythmic gymnastics) at an elite level, Antonia transitioned into the realm of circus.

Having realized the opportunities for innovation and self-expression in the circus arts, she sought out more training and was accepted at the prestigious National Circus School in Montreal. Under the apprenticeship of Éliane Domanski and Véronique Thibeault, she developed several award winning acts featuring her signature raw precision, movements infused with dynamism and punctuated with surprising modernity.

Since graduating in 2016, Antonia has performed and won awards at several festivals including Young Stage International Circus Festival and Montreal Complètement Cirque, in addition to collaborating with the likes of Mario Testino Studios and Warp Records. She is currently on tour with Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk: The First Flight as a Principal backup.

Kristi has trained in circus arts, trampolining, sports acrobatics and dance from the young age of 9. She specializes in aerial hoop, though her skills extend to other apparatus and ground skills.

Her training has taken her around the world, including to: Beijing International School of Arts, San Francisco Circus School, USA for private hoop classes with Holly Rollins, Australia for private straps classes with Zebastian Hunter, private act creation classes with Olga Sidorova and aerial stunt & flying at FLYWORX with Dreya Webber and Lynette Wards academy of Sports Acrobatics.

Since June 2015 Kristi has been touring with TORUK, Cirque Du Soleil. Prior to that she worked in Sydney at Pacha and ‘The Squared Division’ as their solo Aerialist and Acrobat in a production called Guilty Pleasures. Since the age of 14 she has been performing with Nat Harris Entertainment, Aerialize- Sydney Aerial Theatre, Sydney Trapeze School, Spaghetti Circus, BNB Studios, Debonair Entertainment, El Circo at Slide, Firefly Theatre and Circus Canada.

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