Mikael Kristiansen - Balanced Creation - London

Mikael Kristiansen - Balanced Creation - London

250.00 300.00

Circus artist and handbalancer Mikael Kristiansen is coming to London to teach his weekend workshop Balanced Creation- a mix of handbalancing and floorwork/routine creation. This workshop is suitable for beginners and advanced handbalancers alike – check out the full description for more details!

Early Bird booking ends on the 6th of January 2018.


Handbalancer and Circus Artist Mikael Kristiansen is coming to teach his workshop Balanced Creation at Local Motion Studio in London - a mixture of handbalancing and creating movement sequences.


Workshop Details:

Dates: Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th of February

Times: 11am - 6pm on both days with an hour lunchbreak

Venue: Local Motion Studio in London, England

The early bird booking deadline is the 6th of January.

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Workshop Description:

Handbalancing block (3 hours per day): The first half of the workshop consists of Mikael’s approach towards handbalancing technique. It offers a combination of traditional Russian handbalancing with alternative strategies of developing awareness and coordination while upside down. Many of the spotting techniques used are different from the ones most often seen in an attempt to expand the scaling of exercises. Development of alignment, principles of balance, press to handstand, the road towards 1 arm handstands and the relation between these, will be expanded upon.

Balanced Creation Block (3 hours per day): The second half will be a sharing of ways of "thinking" and experiencing movement and principles for creating a vocabulary. Developing coordination and fluidity of the body parts and exploring ways of sensing and creating different qualities will be central themes. Contracting, expanding, releasing and throwing, we will play with all ranges of movement, from the smallest twitches of a finger to acrobatic movement inspired from both the circus and breakdance. We will also look into ways of coming up with movement sequences that can be used to build a routine for performance.

The workshop is open for all levels!


About Mikael:

Mikael Kristiansen is a contemporary circus artist specializing in handbalancing. He has a background as a bboy and has a Bachelor in Circus Arts from DOCH, Stockholm. Since finishing school he has worked for companies such as Cirkus Cirkör and 7 Doigts de la Main. His main focus as a performer is the search for congruence between physicality, mental imagery and presence to bring life to the work. He is currently based in Sweden.

For more info head to Mikael’s presenters page or to his website.