We are thrilled to welcome T back to Charleston for a weekend of workshops specializing in lyra, trapeze, and circus shenanigans!
Low Flying Trapeze & Lyra
(for comfortable beginners to advanced students)
Friday, May 15th, 6:00 – 8:00pm
This workshop will help you discover the world of possibilities of having your hoop or trapeze hanging low (chest height and lower). The opening of possibilities of height can expand your hoop or trapeze vocabulary as well as marketability. In addition, low flying can create beautiful work between the floor and apparatus to add texture to your aerial acts. We will play with many heights, and study pathways and methods at each height that can inspire a new world of aerial work.
(for anyone from new beginners through advanced. Ages 12 and up).
Saturday, May 16th, 12:30 – 2:30pm
For the kid in all of us, T has created this fun “workshop” that is all about the fun of circus. We will play many games, both on the ground and some in the air, to explore the sillier side of our lives. These games are not only silly, but are great warmups to your circus training, getting your heart rate going and your imagination flowing. With T’s extensive background as a youth (and youthful adult) educator, especially his tenure as Head Aerial Coach at Circus Smirkus Camp in Vermont, T brings an unbridled passion for the fun and joy that only circus can bring.
(for intermediate to advanced students. must be comfortable inverting and have familiarity with lyra or trapeze.)
Saturday, May 16th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Beats are the foundation of dynamic hoop technique. This workshop will be about adding beats and starting to work with more dynamic movement on hoop. We will be exploring all the different types of beats you can do on lyra, and how to start throwing them into existing choreography to enhance your existing skill-set. Bonus: some super cool transitional beats that exit and lead in to some fun skills.
One workshop $50, Two workshops $95, Three workshops $135. Class size kept small, advance registration required!
T is also available for private lessons. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
T Lawrence-Simon, or Tyler as he is also known, is a Philadelphia native, Boston resident, and world frolicker. He discovered an aptitude for aerial acts at a young age when he choreographed and performed the “Bare Butt Swing” (not for hire) on a hammock whilst on vacation in the tropics. A man of many interests and talents, T has studied dance, acting, physical theater, gymnastics, magic, piano, guitar, and classical flute. He also has a B.A. from Temple University in Theater concentrating in Stage Management, Lighting and Costume Design.
T has always been an artist in some form or another. After excelling in theater, T joined the circus world learning aerials at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts. After graduating college, he attended the Trapeze School New York (TSNY) NYC England Center for Circus Arts’ (NECCA) professional program. T specialized first in aerial hoop and rope, then took on the unique double-bar trapeze, and handbalancing for his graduating acts. T taught at NECCA re-invigorating the aerial hoop curriculum, and other high level aerial classes. Now, he resides in Boston, teaching at many circus schools across the country. T has been called “the master of aerial bad-assery”, but when on the ground, T can be found designing and sewing professional costumes or quilts.