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31/10/2015 - 01/11/2015

Acrobatic Symposium 2015

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Acrobatics: Anatomy and Approach

A two day symposium to connect acrobatics, performance and health.

A physical performer’s body is constantly pushed to the limit, with long training hours, demanding schedules and often many hours spent on the road. We aim to provide tools and ideas to increase the longevity of performers’ careers through maximising performance whilst minimising risk of injury.

We will bring together acrobatics with other disciplines such as sports medicine, dance and movement sciences to see how the culmination of knowledge from these different disciplines can improve our work and our bodies.

Health is an integral part of a performer’s professional practice; this symposium will provide a platform to promote, discuss and develop models of best practice for circus performers, teachers and directors as well as others working with physical performance.

The Acrobatic Symposium will take place over two days and include lectures, workshops, artists outlook and round table discussions. See below for more details on what will be covered.

This inaugural event is a collaboration between Mimbre and the National Centre for Circus Arts.

Although the starting point of the symposium will be from the perspective of floor based and partner acrobatics, most of the information and discussion will be very relevant for other circus disciplines and for physical performers from other sectors including dance, gymnastics, parkour etc.

For the full programme and to book please visit the National Centre website.

Saturday 31 October 2015: 9.30am – 6pm
Sunday 1 November 2015: 9.30am – 6pm

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