Creative Immersion Costa Rica Retreat
7 days in the jungle of Costa Rica at the stunning centre of Airborne Arts to immerse yourself in the aerial arts. 3 classes per day and plenty of open training time or simply relax in a hammock or by the pool.
Each day you’ll have 1 trapeze class and 1 vertical class (rope or fabric) followed by a creative class each afternoon that is mixed apparatus(no you don’t have to do both 😉
These classes will be a mix of sequences and spinning technique followed by delving more into the creative and emotional expression work in the afternoon class.
These will be working through and dissecting sequences and patterns of wrapping and untangling knots on fabric, rope and double rope. Then looking at your personal style of movement, expression, creativity in the afternoon class.
These classes will be taught by both Emma and I, offering you an array of our favourite creative tools and exercises to help you expand and deepen your expression and movement quality.
The space will be available for open training from the mid afternoon until 9pm at night to explore, play and enjoy!
In order to get the most out of the classes participants must be confident inverting in the air. (Don’t worry you don’t need to be great at spinning, just have an interest in learning).
The cost is $2550 for the retreat including accommodation and meals. If you only want to do one apparatus for example only verticals or only trapeze then the cost is $1925 for the week.
A $500 deposit is required to secure your spot.
Dates: April 17th – 24th 2023
Is in Airborne’s shared rooms. You can see more about them here on their website. http://www.airbornearts.com/accommodations.html
Airborne will provide 3 delicious locally sourced meals per day
Is in an open air aerial deck with a 20-25 foot ceiling and views of the incredible surrounding area.
-Your flights to and from San Jose airport.
-Any extras such as flying trapeze classes, massages, etc. These can all be booked through Airborne Arts directly prior to traveling there)
To register please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and please tell us a little bit about your aerial experience.
I’m a dance trapeze artist, coach, and mentor. It is my mission to guide artists and movers in discovering and cultivating their creativity.
I grew up in the Appalachian forests of West Virginia where trick riding, dancing, and tree climbing fostered an early love of instinctive movement. As I got older, these creative outlets were replaced by the study of contemporary dance, ballet, and physical theatre in the US, Switzerland, and the UK. I took up circus arts in 2009 in Edinburgh, Scotland, which led me to study at both the Rogelio Rivel Circus School in Barcelona and the New England Center for Circus Arts, where I specialised in dance trapeze and flexibility.
Over the years I developed my own approach to dance trapeze, born from a desire to feel free and organic in my movement. This experimental approach led me to travel, teach, and perform in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, UK, and throughout Europe.
Emma is an aerialist from and based in Liverpool, England with years of international teaching and performing experience. Her dance background supports her creativity on all apparatus, especially silks, hoop and rope on which she has her own expressive style. She has performed in various shows with Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre in Ireland and All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre in Scotland. She has performed in places such as Hong Kong, South Korea, Norway and Australia alongside creating her aerial company Tangled In Air where she shares her creative flare. Though she still loves performing and creating she has also branched out into other areas.
From living and working in different places across the world she discovered lots of things that connected the web of aerial enthusiasts across the world. From the favourite move in the kids classes to the independence and drive of its participants. This fascination in these universal findings pulled Emma towards studying the psychology of aerialists in a Masters degree. Her research pool spanned hundreds of aerialists across the globe resulting in fascinating findings on a, usually overlooked, group of specialists. This brought to light the support needed for those practicing the dangerous and highly skilled art form. Emma has since used her findings to design workshops and an online course as support for the aerial community to connect and taking the pressure of going at it alone in a new segment of her company called Untangled.
(Image by JD Aerial Photography)