About This Immersion
Join us for a weekend dedicated to furthering your capacity to use momentum, spinning, and bounce in convergent ways on lyra. We will expand from foundational lyra techniques—using our strength for control in release and explore disrupting familiar pathways that we let rest in our bodies. Part of this workshop will introduce the bungee lyra, where the lyra is suspended from a bungee pack to give rise to a myriad of playful choices.
Friday | 5:00 – 8:30 pm
Saturday | 1:00 – 4:00 pm & 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Sunday | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
March 22, 2024
Students should be able to pull over easily into the hoop to hip balance, hold a front balance with no hands, do one knees hangs (both sides) and have solid basic beat pathways. Please come with bar conditioned hands.
18 & up or by permission of instructor
About The Coach
Mykelle Walton is a multidisciplinary performing artist and researcher that strives to combine her intellectual and physical curiosity. In her primary discipline of aerial acrobatics, Mykelle has performed internationally through varieté shows, artistic festivals, and cruise ships in aerial hoop, hair suspension, and aerial straps. She will often venture out of the circus tent and explore other areas of performance including modern dance, durational performance, and devised theatre. As a researcher, Mykelle deeply informs her practice making connections between philosophy, critical theory, and aerodynamics. Using a foundation in metaphysics to help discover what the world is like, she transforms the critical thinking of philosophy into a movement based practice to create complex, layered work.
Originally from rural Idaho, she has worked with companies such as Animate Objects, AIDA Cruises, Virgin Voyages and been granted funding from the Idaho Arts Commision, Alexa Rose Foundation, and the Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance program. She lives with her wife and loves to hike in the mountains.