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Arcosanti Stiltasana 2018 with Helen Goodrum and Alicia Gerstein of The Carpetbag Brigade
Stiltasana is a great event to evolve your skills and meet the wider stilting community as we work, train and relax together. It is for performers, stilters, dancers, yogis, and those with a deep curiosity to explore the capacity of their body.
Start the full moon weekend and shake off the cobwebs by spending a weekend learning Carpetbag Brigade’s unique acrobatic stilt vocabulary. Participants will learn a mix of acrobatics, butoh and contact improvisation through still point exercises, partner walks, inversions & oppositions and graceful ground movement all on stilts. With a mix of technique and improvisation participants will be given tools to evolve their own sequences. Challenge and classes will be provided for all levels of stilters - beginners, intermediate and advanced. Evolve you skills and meet the broader acro-stilt community.
Enjoy the unique urban desert city of Arcosanti sharing stilt stories by the pool and immersing yourself in the urban laboratory and desert landscape of Arcosanti in Northern Arizona.
Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels
(Pre-requisite: stilt walk on peg stilts unaided)
Arrive September 21 (6pm dinner, 7:30pm classes begin), depart September 23 (classes end at 6pm)
Overnight Options at Arcosanti
CAMPING: Camping at Arcosanti requires you to bring your own tent, mattress and sleeping bag. Camping is outside in the Meditation Gardens overlooking the Agua Fria river gorge.
SHARED DORMITORY: Dormitories at Arcosanti are 6 to 9 person shared rooms. You will sleep with other participants and have your own single bed in a shared community space.
GUEST ROOMS: Private single and double rooms are available.
Stiltasana Food at Arcosanti:
ARCOSANTI CAFÉ: Arcosanti Cafe provides three meals a day to their community. The Cafe provides vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.
Peg Stilts and Knee Pads
We recommend using 2 feet – 2.5 feet aluminum peg stilts for our Stiltasana work. Wooden stilt rental from Daddy Long Leg Stilts is available at an additional cost. All participants must have their own knee pads.
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