Date: Sunday June 18th, 2023
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cost: $50.00 + GST
Registration Deadline: Sunday June 11th at 11:59pm
Prerequisite: none, this in an ALL LEVEL workshop
This workshop is about BALANCE, learning how to find the center of your balance and increasing the strength, alignment and range of motion on top of that center point. We will focus on shoulder flexibility, toe point and middle splits to help with alignment in handstands and handstand presses. We will learn drills that increase awareness and teach us how to isolate and engage our muscles in ways that will make us lighter and facilitate lifting our body weight with ease. For more advanced hand-balancers we will train for fluid movements and foundations for shifting on to our one arm balances. We will analyze common mistakes as well as key insights for self-training that will help us avoid generating counter-productive habits. In this class we will use balancing as a magnificent way to become in tune with our body and evolve our relationship with the floor. With partners we will learn how to spot and help our friends in their progress while using this outside eye to improve our own understanding.
More about Samantha Halas:
Hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Samantha Halas has traveled the world to study circus arts including China, San Francisco, Mongolia and across Canada. Now based in Montreal, her latest accomplishment, creating Deep Dish, a one woman show, she has performed in both Winnipeg (Gas Station Arts Center) and Montreal (TOHU, Mainline Theater). Samantha has performed for circuses including Street Circus’s Throwback at Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Haut Vol, Luna Caballera, the Underground Circus, Labo Cirque, Chile's En La Cuerda, Balancing on the Edge of Toronto, has toured Canada and Europe with the Red Sky Performance’s production of Backbone and has appeared as a featured performer with The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. You can catch her playing a major role in Elevator Game, a horror movie that will be released in spring 2023. She teaches social circus, as well as coaching professional and semi-professional circus artists using circus as a medium for social change as well as having produced and written numerous narrative driven cabarets in Winnipeg as Frostbite Circus.