FLY HIGH

Friday 22 – Sunday 24 September

An intense weekend of aerial and acrobatic circus
for professionals and enthusiasts

Friday 22 to Sunday 24 September 2017

With world class and one-off workshops happening over the weekend, Fly High promises to stretch, amaze and stun even the most experienced acrobats and wow circus lovers of all abilities, including complete beginners!

Tutors

International and renowned artists and tutors will deliver specialist classes in a range of disciplines such as Russian Bar, Teeter Board and Cyr Wheel.

Tutors confirmed so far include Glasgow’s Aerial Edge, Kris Madden, Natasha Rushbrooke and, from our very own Lost in Translation Circus, Massi Rossetti, Annabel Carberry, Roisin Morris and Matt Green.

Massimiliano Rossetti
Lost in Translation Circus

KOREAN CRADLE

Massi has over 10 years of teaching experience and course creation, having worked long-term for Circus Space London on the youth program and Let’s Circus in Newcastle. Specialising in acrobatics, hand-to-hand and juggling Massi has performed throughout Europe. Since 2013 Massi has been managing, directing and performing with LiT Circus who tour regularly. Massi is now Co-director and Ringmaster of The Oak Circus Centre.

Annabel Carberry
Lost in Translation Circus

CLOUD SWING, AERIAL HOOP, WEB SPINNING

Having been a junior tutor with Australia’s The Flying Fruit Fly Circus since the age of fifteen, Annabel is an experienced tutor and has performed in festivals, corporate events, cabarets and burlesque shows all over the world.  Annabel enjoys initiating creative projects and helping them come to fruition. She has helped to create shows and exhibitions in the past, and is currently co-creating/managing and performing in projects of LIT Circus with Massimiliano.

Roisin Morris
Lost in Translation Circus

KOREAN CRADLE

Roisin trained as a women’s artistic gymnast for 17 years, competing in international events including the Youth Olympics (1997), and winning the Irish National Individual title for two years running (1999, 2000). She has completed a FETAC certificate in Dance, encompassing classical, contemporary, jazz and hip-hop styles, and musical theatre, and completed her degree at Circus Space in 2. She has also done a variety of stage and film work. She has performed in a variety of circus shows, cabarets, and big productions, most recently with the arena show “Batman”, which toured Europe and the USA.

Matt Green
Lost in Translation

STRAPS

Matthew is a diverse and telented circus artist who has performed for over 8 years across the world and worked alongside names such as Elton John and One Direction. He developed and honed his extensive variety of creative performance skills at The National Centre for Circus Arts, graduating with a BA Hons Degree in Circus Arts.The incorporation of dance and character/theatre work alongside his large repertoire of circus skills are key to his shows, ensuring an innovative and interesting performance that never fails to excite.

Kris Maddon
cyr wheel

CYR WHEEL

International circus artists who works in many different productions around the UK and the world. He specialises in Cyr Wheel and acrobatics and is a graduate of the BA at Circomedia in Bristol.

Mark Gibson
Aerial Edge

STATIC TRAPEZE

Mark is the founder and managing director of Aerial Edge with over twenty years of teaching under his belt. Specialising in static trapeze, both solo and doubles, Mark has been performing for thirteen years and has trained internationally in New York, San Francisco, Brazil, Sydney and London.

Forma Fortis
forma fortis

ACROBALANCE

Forma Fortis duo Marion and Alexander Lenz are returning to Fly High for a second year to give us a taste of their incredible acrobalance and hand-to-hand skills. These experienced tutors have headed acrobatic training at the University of Regensburg since 1999 and have performed internationally.

Jamie-Lee McNaughton
Aerial Edge

AERIAL ROPE, SILKS,TRAPEZE, HOOP

Jamie-Lee, from Aerial Edge in Glasgow, specialises in aerial rope, silks, solo trapeze and aerial hoop and is a regular performer in cabarets, corporate events and festivals across Scotland.

Hillas Smith
Hillas Smith

TUMBLING & HANDSTANDS

Hillas begun performing on the street in 1995 and acquired many skills through trial and error, chance meetings, and from acrobatics and juggling conventions. He was later taught by Valentin Glazyrin in AFUK, Copenhagen and has done courses in partner acrobatics with Martin van Bracht and Sabine Rieck of Cirque Gosh, and Hand balance with Laura Tikka (Circus Monti), Matt Yates (Lunar Circus). Hillas has honed his teaching skills over the last fifteen years, teaching with Belfast Circus School and at conventions and festivals, most notably the Western Australian Circus Festival.
Hillas believes in adapting his teaching to the pupils’ abilities and aptitude, and strives to create an atmosphere that balances hard work and achievements with fun and informality.

Perform in public at Fly High

On Saturday evening we’re putting on a performance for our families, friends, neighbours and circus lovers.

If you want to take part let us know once you’ve booked your convention ticket.

Limited places.

HOW TO BOOK

Weekend ticket: Friday to Sunday, £200
Day pass: Saturday or Sunday only, £100

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE

Timetable
Friday: 3pm – 9pm welcome, open training and dinner
Saturday: 9am – 9pm workshops throughout the day, spectacular evening cabaret performance and an after party
Sunday: 10am – 8pm workshops throughout the day and closing event

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