Character Dev. & Storytelling w/Nick Ng


Character Development and Storytelling | All Levels | All Apparatus
105 min | $65

What brings an act together and moves an audience? What separates a string of tricks from an unforgettable performance?

In this mixed apparatus workshop, we will learn different tools in order to create interesting and compelling acts that will make you stand out from the crowd. We will get comfortable with being uncomfortable, moving our bodies in new ways and thinking about ourselves, environment, and apparatus in different ways to create a compelling story and character. With these in mind, we can influence our movement style and connect to audience and ourselves.  Throughout the workshop, we will play creative games and each student will perform short sequences with different qualities. Please be prepared with a short list of simple vocabulary that you could repeat in a sequence several times.

Any aerial apparatus


[Prerequisites: Be comfortable moving through 30-90 second sequences several times]


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Nick is a professional aerialist, circus artist, and mover with a lot of experience packed into a short amount of time. Though he discovered aerial in California, it wasn't until Nick started training at Blue Lapis Light in Austin, TX that he found his calling for expressive, dynamic, aerial movement. Currently based in Des Moines, Iowa, Nick has traveled all around the U.S. and abroad on the aerial festival and workshop circuit, training with nationally and internationally renowned aerialists and circus artists. Specializing in rope, silks, and straps, Nick teaches workshops and performs on his travels, sharing his passion for dynamic, gravity-defying aerial dance. In 2018, he placed 2nd in the All-Star Silks division at Aerialympics in St. Louis, 1st in Professional (silks) and 2nd in Storytelling (rope) at the Capital of Texas Aerial Championships.
Nick believes in performances that are emotionally moving and empathetic while still showcasing technique and spectacle. He completed Nimble Art’s Introduction to Teacher Training in 2016 and Born to Fly’s Dynamic Rope Teacher Training in 2018.

January 27, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Main Studio A
105 S. 11th Street
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265 US
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Spaces Left: 6 Capacity: 12
Event Price: $65.00