Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Laura on a lyra

Laura on a lyra, originally uploaded by nataraj_hauser / eyeDance.

For the past few weeks I have been getting familiar with working on a new batch of aerial dance equipment, all made of steel. It is harder on the body than the more familiar trapeze, and harder to feel at ease upon. For now, we're in a period of sampling the various apparatus; ladders (both horizontal and vertical), rings, lyra, and poles. All are hung from the ceiling on a single point rig (a kids swing would be an example of a double point rig). The class is amazing fun, and the people are a truly fantastic bunch to work with. In this photo Laura is trying some moves on the lyra which is basically a steel hoop. This one has padding taped on for comfort.

We'll be doing a performance in March or April. Interested?

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