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Events & Masterclasses

Unit 15 Creation Space was set up as a professional training and events space by The Invisible Circus - with the circus and performing arts community in mind.  Since opening we have hosted a wide array of events and masterclasses from Aerial Rigging Fundamentals and Hair Hanging, to touring theatre and circus shows, and members scratch nights.

Find out more about regular and upcoming one-off events below...

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DEVISING & DRAMATURGY WEEKENDER

Sat 12th & Sun 13th November 2022

Timings: 10am - 4pm

Where: Unit 15 Creation Space

With: Sarah Fielding

Investment: £120

HOW TO BOOK:
Head to the Eventbrite Page by Clicking Here

ABOUT THIS EVENT

  • Spend time considering the impact of your creative choices.

  • Gain practical tools to expand your ideas.

  • Feel empowered and excited about making work again.

Work with director and dramaturg Sarah Fielding to develop and consider your work and practice, and explore new devising techniques.

Why should I do this ?

Its a great opportunity to spend time considering your practice and your work. We will explore different devising techniques and inspirations, and use the open space model to investigate problems within our practice and interrogate our making processes.

Who is this workshop for ?

All makers of performance - including (but not limited to) circus artists, dance artists, and theatre makers.

What happens in the workshop?

A mixture of practical exercises, physical work and theoretical discussion. There will be presentations, feedback and brainstorming to develop your own project and ideas and provide a toolkit to explore new ways of working.

Any queries email: sarahkimfielding@gmail.com

Instagram: @sarahkimfielding

 

 

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Rigging Fundamentals for Aerial Performance

Two Day Course | 10am - 3pm | £285
Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th March 2023

This highly acclaimed two day course will teach you the basics and not so basics of aerial performance and circus rigging. Bryan will cover theoretical and practical elements that every aerialist and circus technician should know!

Delegates should ideally come from an aerial or technical background, but the course may also be of interest to people working in the administration side of the industry.

The course is delivered in English, candidates will be expected to take notes and there will be a multiple choice theory test on day two.

A comprehensive course manual is provided, and delegates will receive certification upon completion.

For more information on Bryan and High Performance visit www.highperformancerigging.com

5  early bird places available at £250

10 general release places at £285

We ask for a £50 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot on this course.

Email unit15@invisiblecircus.co.uk to book your place!

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AERIAL ROPE: 2-Day Rope Workshop for Intermediates & Improvers

Sat 19th & Sun 20th November 2022

Timings: 11am - 2pm

Where: Unit 15 Creation Space

With: Jack Rees

Price:
Early Birds: £120 for both days  
Standard: £150 for both days
Early birds offer runs out on the 10th October.

HOW TO BOOK:
Contact Jack to Secure Your Place:
Email: j.rees58@gmail.com
Instagram: @Jack__rees_

MORE FROM JACK:

Want to progress on rope?
I'll be running this 2 day workshop (3 hours a day) for intermediates and improvers.

Limited spaces available!

What will be looking at?

Day 1 
On the first day we will be looking at a few interesting and unique climbs as a warm up. We will then start looking at meathook as a technique and position (you know how much I love them) and start to build confidence and awareness in order to move through it in transitions and choreography. I'll be sharing with you some of my favourite flows. 

Day 2
Beats!
The second day we will be focusing on the technique and pathways of beats, with the intension of applying them in dynamic tricks and flows. Together we will progress through the theory behind the different types of beats to gain an understanding behind the momentum of the movements. 

I will be prioritising spaces for people that can make it both days. 

 

 

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Circus Jam: Every Sunday

Sundays | 6pm - 9pm | £4

Bristol Circus Jam hold their weekly social at Unit 15, for all floor-based disciplines.

 

A place to practice, meet new people, collaborate and share, for all things floor based (that don’t use the rigging) - all props welcome! Plenty of space for hula hoopers, spinners, jugglers and anyone else that requires space.

 

There will be tea and biscuits and music and lovely people.

A chill end to the weekend, to set you up for the week ahead!

 

For more info on the group or to contact the team, head to the Bristol Circus Jam page or send them an email:

 bristolcircusjam@outlook.com


Price: £4

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STRAPS: Exploring New Physical Vocabularies with Francesco Lanciotti and Caterina Pio

3rd & 4th December 2022

 

10am - 4pm

(1hr lunch break)

 

Early Bird (Only 4 Available): £120

General Release: £150

Email to book: unit15@invisiblecircus.co.uk

Hosted by Francesco Lanciotti and Caterina Pio, this weekend workshop presents aerial straps as a tool that can be accessible to anybody, if approached with personal awareness of our own body state, set of skills, and physical and mental predisposition. 

 

Often seen as something that requires above all a particular strength, straps can instead be “lived” - a useful instrument to discover and develop alternatives to our physical vocabulary, or to enrich our creative dimension by smoothing techniques and deepening levels of understanding. 

 

The workshop is therefore open not only to those already practising straps, but also to aerialists normally working on a different apparatus and people coming from different athletic and/or artistic backgrounds.

ABOUT THE TEACHERS

Francesco Lanciotti started his career with the “Compagnia dei Folli”, before graduating in aerial straps at “Flic-Scuola di Circo” (Turin) in 2011. Since 2014 he has been working for “Compagnia Finzi Pasca”, joining his first international tour with the show “La Verità”. He’s currently still working for Finzi Pasca as an aerialist in his latest show “Nuda”. He’s also an associate teacher at “Flic-Scuola di Circo”.


Caterina Pio studied artistic skating, contemporary dance and ballet as a child, and first ventured into aerial circus in 2011 in Bologna (where she was studying for her masters degree in Political Science). She continued her education in silks and rope, travelling in Europe and Canada, working as a teacher and performer, and she approached straps for the first time in 2017. She likes to think of the circus world as a ground to “train” human skills such as sharing experiences and defying borders.

Want to know more? Have Questions?
Or want to go ahead and secure your place? >>> Get In Touch!