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July 2017
£30

Dance Acrobatics Intensive with Mele Broomes

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Once on July 4, 2017,
and Once on July 5, 2017,
and Once on July 6, 2017,
and Once on July 7, 2017
Acrobatic Adventures intensive, Bristol

This intensive is created to explore, refine and manipulate movement that is derived from acrobatics and dance. Creating a symbiosis between the two forms. Physically we will develop an understanding how one gains strength from perceived subtle movements, explore risks within inverted balances, create fluidity and personal style merging the two form and experiment with the extremities of our movement creating something that innovates. Warm up Stretch/Flex Conditioning Dance technique Acrobatic fusion Creative/Choreography The course is aimed at movers of…

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£25

Lyn Routledge Aerial Master Classes: Beginners/Improvers

July 15 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Circus Training Space, The Island Nelson street
Bristol, BS12LE United Kingdom
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Lyn Routledge Aerial Master Classes: Advanced, The Island, Bristol

This beginners/improvers workshop will focus on the fundamentals of rope and silks. It is for those who wish to refine their technique on basic vocabulary such as hiplock , catchers, front balance and footlock and explore transitions between these positions. It will include a climbing clinic looking at various climbs, with a focus on efficiency and asthetics. Price: £25 or early bird places available at £20 book before 7th July! contact lyn to book: lynroutledge@hotmail.com 07973429435 Saturday 16th July 10:30am…

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£35

Lyn Routledge Aerial Master Classes: Advanced

July 16 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Circus Training Space, The Island Nelson street
Bristol, BS12LE United Kingdom
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Lyn Routledge Aerial Master Classes: Advanced, The Island, Bristol

Vertical Aerial Workshop: Advanced Sunday 16th July: 10.30 - 13.30 For more experienced aerialists, in this session Lyn will be teaching some of her original material and vocabulary, transitions and choreography to challenge and inspire your aerial practice. Limited places available to allow individual feedback from Lyn. £40 or Early Bird before 7th July £35! For more info or to book contact Lyn:  0793429435 lyn.routledge@hotmail.com https://www.facebook.com/events/458292554525358/

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September 2017
Free

The Island Open Studios 2017

September 7 @ 10:00 am - September 10 @ 4:00 pm
The Island Open Studios 2017, Bristol

The Island's annual open studios are a highlight of our arts and events calendar and we look forward to inviting you all along to join us in September. Our open studios are a fantastic opportunity for members of the public to explore the building, meet our artists tenants and participate in free taster workshops. They are also an opportunity to celebrate all things around art, music, events at The Island featuring a group art show, films, music, taster dance and…

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£13

Silks (beginners) with Rada

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day
Circus Training Space, The Island Nelson street
Bristol, BS12LE United Kingdom
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Silks (beginners) with Rada at the Circus Training Space at The Island

Aerial silks Come and learn to fly with the Queen of the Skies! Aerial silks is the art of climbing up a long piece of fabric and using it to suspend your body in mid-air. Aerialists use the fabric to wrap, suspend, fall, swing, and spiral their bodies into and out of various positions. What to expect from the course: The class consists of stretching and conditioning the body for aerial work, and a fun-filled hour on the silks. Expect…

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£20

Circus Shoulders: Healthy Practice, Self Care and Injury Prevention

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Circus Training Space, The Island Nelson street
Bristol, BS12LE United Kingdom
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Circus Shoulders, The Island, Bristol

Stiff neck? Poor shoulder flexibility? Ignoring a little niggle just at the front there? In this practical workshop, physiotherapist Clare Sinton will guide us in exploring the mechanics of common shoulder injuries and ways to prevent them. Learn how to find correct alignment in fundamental aerial vocabulary, as well as strengthening and rehabilitative exercises and stretching and release techniques to keep you up in the air! Places are limited and booking is open so grab your place asap. £25/20 low…

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£75

Straps with Augusts

September 30 @ 10:00 am - October 1 @ 1:30 pm
Circus Training Space, The Island Nelson street
Bristol, BS12LE United Kingdom
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Straps with Augusts, The Island, Bristol

Augusts Dakteris is an internationally acclaimed circus performer. He graduated from the NCCA (Circus Space) in 2012 and has toured around the world with a number of companies; including NoFitState Circus' Bianco and as stunt double for Alexander Skarsgard in the Legend of Tarzan. 10am - 1.30pm Sat & Sun This 2 day workshop will be tailored to individual's skill level: We will look at the importance of good warm up technique, postural alignment, performing condition and preparatory exercises with…

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October 2017
Free

DOCH Residencies – Dwelling

October 24 @ 8:00 pm - October 27 @ 8:30 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Dwelling Circus City, The Island, Bristol

Angeliki Meli - DOCH MA Contemporary Circus Practise Tue 24 October - Fri 27 October 12:00 AM VENUE: THE ISLAND Thursday 27th 8pm (30mins) by Angeliki Meli The circus apparatus is this space, in which the circus artist grows up and spent most of their time. What turns this space in to a space of intimacy, in to a dwelling, is the memories, the smell, the personal freedom of expressing our selves inside it and the desire of returning. It is…

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November 2017
£15

Silks (beginners) with Rada

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 5, 2017
Circus Training Space, The Island Nelson street
Bristol, BS12LE United Kingdom
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Silks Class at The Island

Come and learn to fly with the Queen of the Skies! Aerial silks is the art of climbing up a long piece of fabric and using it to suspend your body in mid-air. Aerialists use the fabric to wrap, suspend, fall, swing, and spiral their bodies into and out of various positions. What to expect from the course: The class consists of stretching and conditioning the body for aerial work, and a fun-filled hour on the silks. Expect to work…

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£10

Acrobalance

November 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 18, 2017
Circus Training Space, The Island Nelson street
Bristol, BS12LE United Kingdom
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Acrobalance, The Island, Bristol

Acrobalance, or Partner Acrobatics, is an ancient circus discipline where two, or more people, carry each other in different poses and positions. It utilizes well-honed techniques, rather than strength, to transition into these poses. A great feature of Acrobalance is that all body-shapes are perfect. Small people will have an advantage when being lifted and larger people when lifting. People in the middle are fortunate in that they can excel at both. In certain tricks, it is entirely possible to carry double your weight,…

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£8

Acro Yoga (beginners) with Ash

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day
Circus Training Space, The Island Nelson street
Bristol, BS12LE United Kingdom
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Acro Yoga at The Island

Beginners Acro-Inspired Yoga Info on the class:. What to expect from the course: Acro-inspired yoga is a fun fusion of Yoga, Acrobatics and Thai Massage: core-conditioning; partner yoga; front flying; back flying and yummy Thai therapeutics all rolled into one acrolicious bundle. Expect sweat and a lot of fun. What to bring with you: Water, and a mat if you have one (don't worry if not) Level: Beginner! Name of the teacher: Ash Website to the teacher: https://www.facebook.com/flyingmonkeyyoga Email address:…

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£8

Acro Yoga (intermediate)

November 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day
Acro Yoga at The Island

Acro-Inspired Yoga Info on the class:. What to expect from the course: Acro-inspired yoga is a fun fusion of Yoga, Acrobatics and Thai Massage: core-conditioning; partner yoga; front flying; back flying and yummy Thai therapeutics all rolled into one acrolicious bundle. Expect sweat and a lot of fun. What to bring with you: Water, and a mat if you have one (don't worry if not) Level: Beginner! Name of the teacher: Ash Website to the teacher: https://www.facebook.com/flyingmonkeyyoga Email address: ashtynebond@gmail.com…

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£12

Improvers Trapeze

November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day
Circus Training Space, The Island Nelson street
Bristol, BS12LE United Kingdom
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Improvers Trapeze at The Island, Bristol

Improvers Trapeze A tutored practice class for a maximum of 4 Students. This class is a chance to practice tricks and put together sequences with the creative, practical and technical support of a teacher. You will learn how to structure your practice time and get really familiar with the material you have been learning. A trapeze will be available to you for the whole hour although you may be encouraged to swap to try out different heights and weights. This…

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£10

Aerial Hoop – Beginners/Improvers with Abby

November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 28, 2017
Circus Training Space, The Island Nelson street
Bristol, BS12LE United Kingdom
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Aerial hoop with Abby at The Island, Bristol

What to expect from the course: *Carefully designed exercises and sequences to support the development of strength and body awareness required for this beautiful circus art. *Warm up draws on influences including yoga, dance and pilates. We will start with conditioning exercises that form the basis of aerial technique. *The classes develop through learning static poses into full sequences. *Abby is a very experienced performer and teacher, with a particular strength in creating unique choreography, and facilitating students ability to…

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£10

Aerial Hoop- Intermediate/Advanced with Abby

November 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 28, 2017
Aerial hoop with Abby at The Island

What to expect from the course: *Carefully designed exercises and sequences to support the development of strength and body awareness required for this beautiful circus art. *Warm up draws on influences including yoga, dance and pilates. We will start with conditioning exercises that form the basis of aerial technique. *The classes develop through learning static poses into full sequences. *Abby is a very experienced performer and teacher, with a particular strength in creating unique choreography, and facilitating students ability to…

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£10

Bristol Circus Fitness Sunrise Training

November 15 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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Weekly on the same day
Circus Training Space, The Island Nelson street
Bristol, BS12LE United Kingdom
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Circus Fitness Sunrise Classes, The Island, Bristol

An energising morning fitness class incorporating circus, aerial and acrobatic technique, mat work and a deep stretch. All welcome! Wednesdays 7.30 am - 8.30 am The Island, Nelson St. £10 drop in £35 Mixed Class card- Your choice of any 5 classes within one month. £40 Class card- Your choice of any 5 classes within two months. Please arrive by 7.25 am so that we can start on time. Call 07792676863 when you arrive to be let into the building.…

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£15

Silks (beginners) with Rada

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day
Circus Training Space, The Island Nelson street
Bristol, BS12LE United Kingdom
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Silks (beginners) with Rada at the Circus Training Space at The Island

Aerial silks Come and learn to fly with the Queen of the Skies! Aerial silks is the art of climbing up a long piece of fabric and using it to suspend your body in mid-air. Aerialists use the fabric to wrap, suspend, fall, swing, and spiral their bodies into and out of various positions. What to expect from the course: The class consists of stretching and conditioning the body for aerial work, and a fun-filled hour on the silks. Expect…

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£15

Silks (intermediate) with Rada

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day
Circus Training Space, The Island Nelson street
Bristol, BS12LE United Kingdom
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silks with rada at the island

Come and learn to fly with the Queen of the Skies! Aerial silks is the art of climbing up a long piece of fabric and using it to suspend your body in mid-air. Aerialists use the fabric to wrap, suspend, fall, swing, and spiral their bodies into and out of various positions. What to expect from the course: The class consists of stretching and conditioning the body for aerial work, and a fun-filled hour on the silks. Expect to work…

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£13

Static Trapeze with Nicole

November 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day
Static Trapeze with Nicole

Static Trapeze technique and conditioning Info on the class: A friendly and motivating aerial circus class for complete beginners and intermediate/improvers. Come get strong and flexible and learn the foundations of static trapeze in a supportive and playful environment. What to expect from the course: Expect to learn moves, generate short sequences and play with creative exercises. Intermediate students will be taught according to their ability but can expect to perfect and build on foundational technique in order to move…

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£10

Bristol Circus Fitness

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Weekly on the same day
Circus Training Space, The Island Nelson street
Bristol, BS12LE United Kingdom
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Bristol Circus Fitness at The Island Bristol

Circus Fitness class 7- 8pm at The Island, Bristol. A fun, fast paced, music fuelled, weekly circus circuit class incorporating acrobatic and aerial technique, conditioning and flexibility. Circus Fitness is designed to challenge and invigorate you in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, ready for the start of the weekend. Its a good introduction to circus for complete beginners and an opportunity for skill specific conditioning for current circus students. Bring water and leggings for aerial work, high waisted shorts or…

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