We are excited to welcome T to Charleston as he makes his way up the east coast on his East Coast teaching tour. We had the pleasure of taking some classes with T when we were training at NECCA, and they were challenging, fun, and inspiring. Join us for 2 workshops on Saturday, March 8th. Contact us with any questions about the workshops, and we hope to see you there!
(T’s signature Lyra Workshop)
Join T in his laboratory of aerial hoop, exploring unexpected transitions and dynamic pathways onto, in, and around the lyra. This workshop will take your hoop repertoire and methodology to the next level, mixing both skill-building and sequence creation into a jam-packed workshop that will leave your body exhausted, and your mind blown. This will be a creative, fun, but challenging workshop. Students must be already comfortable on lyra at an intermediate level (ankle hang, front balance, back balance…), and capable enough to work on sequencing in the air. Ankle protection is encouraged but not required.
Discover the joy of creating spin on a lyra. We willl explore on axis, off axis, mixed axis lyra spinning techniques. Gain an understanding of lyra nodes and antinodes and how they help or hinder your skills as you spin. Lyras will be hung at various heights to explore many different ways to create spin as you mount the lyra. For comfortable beginners to advanced.
Cost: $50 Lyra Lab, $40 Spin Modalities, $80 for both.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required!
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 New 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 teaching aerial hoop curriculum, and other aerial classes. Now, he resides in Seattle, teaching at Versatile Arts. T has been called “the master of aerial bad-assery”, but when on the ground, T can be found designing and sewing professional costumes.